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Autistic adult suffers from constipation. Need to get an endoscopy?Had colonoscopy. No colitis. Need help

I have an autistic adult son who has been constipated since May 2012. Should he get an endoscopy? He had a colonoscopy performed 3 weeks ago to rule out colitis, and it was negative. He was given generic miralax, which does not seem to help, and now he was described Linzess, 290 mg. I need help. He is driving our family crazy.....:D Thanks.a
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Constipation is due to lack of dietary fiber in food.

In constipation, endoscopy is not required.

Give him plenty of water.

Diet should contain much dietary fiber such as vegetables, fruits, leafy vegetables, and whole grains.

Oral lactulose can be given whenever the stool is hard to make it soft and loose.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Fri, 21 Jun 2013
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