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How long does it take after eating prunes can I poop if i'm constipated?

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Dr. Imran Saeed
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Depends

Its usually within few hrs but if you have slow motility it may take longer. I would recommend taking a stool softener, be active and drink a lot of fluids.
You can also try over the counter miralax (polyethylene glycol). If this is a recurring issue then you need a full history and physical including labs and xrays to find the source.

In brief: Depends

Its usually within few hrs but if you have slow motility it may take longer. I would recommend taking a stool softener, be active and drink a lot of fluids.
You can also try over the counter miralax (polyethylene glycol). If this is a recurring issue then you need a full history and physical including labs and xrays to find the source.
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