2 doctors weighed in:

How to relieve very severe constipation?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sabina Ali
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology

In brief: Diet vs medication

There are lot of good medications available to help with constipation.
The dose and safety will depend on the age of patient. Three steps to treat constipation: good initial clean out , then maintenance and then adjusting diet to help wean off and decrease use of medications. Some patients may need medications for a long time and that is okay depending on what meds they are on.

In brief: Diet vs medication

There are lot of good medications available to help with constipation.
The dose and safety will depend on the age of patient. Three steps to treat constipation: good initial clean out , then maintenance and then adjusting diet to help wean off and decrease use of medications. Some patients may need medications for a long time and that is okay depending on what meds they are on.
Dr. Sabina Ali
Dr. Sabina Ali
Thank
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics

In brief: See physician

If you are suffering from severe constipation and so far nothing has helped, please see your physician about it.
He may need to run some test on you and treat the main cause eg hypothyroidism etc.In the meantime , drink plenty of water!

In brief: See physician

If you are suffering from severe constipation and so far nothing has helped, please see your physician about it.
He may need to run some test on you and treat the main cause eg hypothyroidism etc.In the meantime , drink plenty of water!
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
837K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors