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My mother is 82 years old. She is constipated. Last bowel…

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My mother is 82...

My mother is 82 years old. She is constipated. Last bowel movement was 6 days ago. She is already taking miralax. Any recommendations

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

None. just constipation

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Seizures,

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Has she ever had a problem like this before?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it seems to be chronic.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Just looking for something natural, i.e maybe more fiber
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Well for now I'd suggest oral probiotics, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water twice a day and omega 3 fatty acid supplements as something that may help for now

But of course if she doesn't have a bowel movement in another day or two she really should have her doctor check this out

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Not satisfied with the response. Received no answer to the problem
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Didn't you see my answer above?

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