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How much is too much of laxative (constipation)?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Generally I am

Not in favor of chronic laxative use.
A hi fiber diet along with 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid per day usually corrects the problem. You are approaching the age for colon screening and if the above doesn't work for you after trying for 2 weeks minimum, you may be a candidate for a colonoscopy even at age 46 or at least an evaluation. Tlk with a colon and rectal surgeon or GI doctor.

In brief: Generally I am

Not in favor of chronic laxative use.
A hi fiber diet along with 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid per day usually corrects the problem. You are approaching the age for colon screening and if the above doesn't work for you after trying for 2 weeks minimum, you may be a candidate for a colonoscopy even at age 46 or at least an evaluation. Tlk with a colon and rectal surgeon or GI doctor.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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