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Suggest treatment for constipation

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: Hi, I am having constipation for one week. what should I do?
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Answered by Dr. Samir Patil (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
polyethylene glycol will help

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Poly ethelene glycol taken with water daily for a week should help you with your constipation.
Continue to take a high fibre diet. Drink plenty of fluids and get regular exercise. You might need to visit your doctor to get a prescription for polyethylene glycol.
Hope this helps
Do get back in case you have further queries
Regards
Dr Samir Patil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Follow up: Dr. Samir Patil (18 hours later)
sometimes I can see some blood drops if I made some effort or push on the toilet seat. experience slight pain as well.

I am also eating some high fibre protein bars, will they have anything to do with this ?

what's the brand name of this medicine in UAE ?

thanks
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Answered by Dr. Samir Patil (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
seems like fissure

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Seems like you have developed a fissure because of the constipation and it is causing the pain and bleeding. it should settle if your stools become soft.
Miralax is one of the brands which should be available as it is a common brand in the US,( I am not really sure about the availability in the UAE).

Avoid high protein diet and red meat till your constipation improves.

Hope this helps
Regards
Dr Samir Patil
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Brief Answer: polyethylene glycol will help Detailed Answer: Hello, Poly ethelene glycol taken with water daily for a week should help you with your constipation. Continue to take a high fibre diet. Drink plenty of fluids and get regular exercise. You might need to visit your doctor to get a prescription for polyethylene glycol. Hope this helps Do get back in case you have further queries Regards Dr Samir Patil