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Im 17 year old male I started having constipation problems

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Im 17 year old male I started having constipation problems 7 months ago and I haven't had a normal bowel movement for 7 months and its not going away I get plenty of exercise every day I pound water and get plenty of fiber I have gone to my family doctor and he said that I should take colace stool softener which never helped and laxatives but nothing works . finally he said that I should check out the GI and then get back to him.Is there some alternative medicine that can help? Can a doctor please help me?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Dr. Phil, MD :

please enter chat

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi I'm Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil, MD :

Can I ask your first name?

Dr. Phil, MD :

hello?

Dr. Phil, MD :

you there?

JACUSTOMER-5zixxrod- :

yeah im here

Dr. Phil, MD :

I'm Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil, MD :

Can I ask your name?

JACUSTOMER-5zixxrod- :

David

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi David.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Nice to meet you

Dr. Phil, MD :

I'm very sorry about this

Dr. Phil, MD :

I have to say that I totally agree with your doctor. You absolutely need to see a GI and have a scope done

Dr. Phil, MD :

sudden constipation needs evaluated.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Did you change anything around the time this started?

Dr. Phil, MD :

Any meds or foods?

JACUSTOMER-5zixxrod- :

They say its cronic constipation

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay

Dr. Phil, MD :

I have 2 great suggestions for you

Dr. Phil, MD :

1)miralax daily. you can get this over the counter

Dr. Phil, MD :

2)there is a new drug out called linaclotide. It works AMAZING for chronic constipation

Dr. Phil, MD :

I have had great success with it in my patients that have severe constipation

JACUSTOMER-5zixxrod- :

I hate taking drugs is there a different way to go?

Dr. Phil, MD :

miralax

Dr. Phil, MD :

its not a drug

Dr. Phil, MD :

you are already drinking a ton of water and I assume eating lots of veggies

Dr. Phil, MD :

sometimes drugs are needed David

JACUSTOMER-5zixxrod- :

Is that a powder that you put in the drink?

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes

Dr. Phil, MD :

did you try it

JACUSTOMER-5zixxrod- :

Yeah but nothing helps mabey some drops come out but I still fell totally constipated

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay, get on linaclotide David

Dr. Phil, MD :

It will work and you will feel so much better

JACUSTOMER-5zixxrod- :

Im having trouble chatting

Dr. Phil, MD :

you seem to be doing okay

Dr. Phil, MD :

the drug is linaclotide (linzess)

JACUSTOMER-5zixxrod- :

Can we stop it here?

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes, do you need more help?

Dr. Phil, MD :

or you are satisfied with the info?

JACUSTOMER-5zixxrod- :

Did I just pay for this ?

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes, you did.

JACUSTOMER-5zixxrod- :

Is there away to take it back?

Dr. Phil, MD :

You aren't satisfied David?

Dr. Phil, MD :

What else would you like to know? I gave you a medicine that will absolutely work for your problem

JACUSTOMER-5zixxrod- :

No this was the wrong place to go

Dr. Phil, MD :

Why is that?

Dr. Phil, MD :

would you mind at least rating positive for me then I will forward to customer service for refund?

JACUSTOMER-5zixxrod- :

Didnt it say that its just a try out?

Dr. Phil, MD :

well I am not credited for my time

Dr. Phil, MD :

would you mind just rating positive then I can send to customer service for a refund?

Dr. Phil, MD :

really?

Dr. Phil, MD :

Don't you think I tried to help

Dr. Phil, MD :

is that bad service?

JACUSTOMER-5zixxrod- :

Please get me out of here it said that it wouldn't take the money unless im satisfied

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay would you be so kind as to rate me positive then I can forward it or I can provide more information

Dr. Phil, MD :

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