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how can i relieve bad constipation?

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how can i relieve bad constipation?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Since how long are you having this problem?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Welcome!!

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please answer the question that I posted above:

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Since how long are you having this problem.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Use the textbox and the reply button to respond.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Thank you./

A few more questions:
Have you been seen for this?
Have you had a colonoscopy previously for this problem?
Do you have any other medical problems?
Are you on any medications for anything?
Please let me know.

Customer:

I have this digestive restrictive problem for 2 years. Please reply as soon as possible.

Customer:

I have had this digestive and constipation problem for 2 years. Please reply as soon as possible.

Customer:

I have this digestive/constipation prob for 2 years. Colman

Dr. Shahzad MD :

hi there

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Thank you for your answers to my questions.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you been seen for this as yet?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you had any colonoscopy?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please let me know.

Customer: Yes I have been seen for this and have had 2 colonscopies in Sept 2012 and December 2013. Both tests were clear with no evidence of polyps.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

That is good.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

After how many days do you get an urge to pass stool?

Customer: After 2 days
Dr. Shahzad MD :

and it is really hard and difficult to pass I assume?

Customer: Yes
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you tried increasing fiber in diet and taking fiber supplements like benefiber?

Customer: Yes, I take Movicol, prune juice, prunes, apples and wholemeal bread, bran. No improvement
Dr. Shahzad MD :

So basically you end up using enemas or suppositories?

Customer: I have not had an enema but I have used supposotories
Dr. Shahzad MD :

ok

Dr. Shahzad MD :

which one? glycerine?

Customer: Ducolax
Dr. Shahzad MD :

ok

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You have tried pretty much everything else.

Customer: Yes, I have tried everything
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You have actually done a very good in exercising, using more fluids, juices, movicol

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I still think that you are not taking enough fiber.

Customer: I drink a lot of water
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You should try increasing the fiber to as much as you can.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

fruits and vegetables,
wheat or oat bran,
psyllium seed (for example, Metamucil, Konsyl),
synthetic methyl cellulose (for example, Citrucel), and
polycarbophil (for example, Equalactin, Konsyl Fiber).

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I still think that you should take more fiber, as much as you possibly can.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Plus continue doing what you are already doing,.

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