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I have had constipation for five days and have been taking

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I have had constipation for five days and have been taking Miralax each day, but no results. What is your recommeendation

Dr. Saha :

Hello,

Dr. Saha :

Thank you for your question,

Dr. Saha :

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

Dr. Saha :

Do you have pain or any other symptom?

Customer:

no

Dr. Saha :

Is there any distension or swelling of abdomen?

Customer:

no

Dr. Saha :

Do you have any other medical condition?

Customer:

parkinsons

Dr. Saha :

Are you able to pass gas through anus?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Saha :

You can try a bisacodyl or dulcolax suppository.

Dr. Saha :

This would help to pass stool.

Dr. Saha :

Please take plenty of fluid too.

Customer:

should i continue the miralax?

Dr. Saha :

If you can pass stool, miralax would not be necessary.

Dr. Saha :

Please try to take plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables.

Customer:

how about fleet enema?

Dr. Saha :

Suppository is more easy to insert.

Customer:

how long can I go before this becomes a serious problem?

Dr. Saha :

If you feel pain, unable to pass gas or develop distension of abdomen, you need to consult doctor.

Dr. Saha :

Those can suggest that there is any obstruction.

Dr. Saha :

 


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Dr. Saha :

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Dr. Saha :

Thank you for the excellent rating.

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Best wishes.

Customer:

Thanks!

Dr. Saha :

You are always welcome.

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