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Why can't I use the bathroom without taking laxitives?

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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Constipation

Sounds like you are suffering from constipation.
There are 2 main causes - colonic inertia (slow transit) and outlet delay (problems occurring in the rectum). You will need an evaluation by a gastroenterologist to help determine the cause and for proper management.

In brief: Constipation

Sounds like you are suffering from constipation.
There are 2 main causes - colonic inertia (slow transit) and outlet delay (problems occurring in the rectum). You will need an evaluation by a gastroenterologist to help determine the cause and for proper management.
Dr. John Edmison
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
if you have been using laxatives for some time, your body may have grown dependent upon them; adding fluids and fiber to your diet may help, but a GI specialist can better determine the cause
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hmm?

This may be normal for you; however i would see your doctor regarding this as it may be a sign of something more serious.

In brief: Hmm?

This may be normal for you; however i would see your doctor regarding this as it may be a sign of something more serious.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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