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What do you do when your colon is irritated and have

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What do you do when your colon is irritated and have problems having a bowel movement?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

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you can try taking stool softeners like Colace (docusate sodium) 100mg 1-3 times a day to help soften your stool to help with bowel movements.

taking probiotics and eating yogurt like Activia can help add more good bacteria into your bowels

drinking more water and fluids can help

eating more fiber or eating prunes or drinking prune juice can help some patients

regular exercise can help your bowels move better as well.

you should see a GI docdor and get a bowel transit study performed to see how quickly or slowly your bowels are moving things through your system. there might be prescription medications which can help your bowels move better as well

thyroid hormone levels should be checked. low thyroid hormone levels can sometimes cause slow moving bowels

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

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