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Suggest treatment for frequent contipation

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: I've had constipation for a few days. Tried stool softeners and laxative. Now I want to use suppositories. Until now I've rarely had constipation. How often can I use suppositories and how many a day?
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (12 minutes later)
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I am Dr Mittal
I have read your query
The options for constipation are follows
1. plenty of fluids
2. high fiber diet.
3. long walks
4. oral laxatives (that you have already tried)
5. rectal suppositories- these have to be placed in the rectum at the depth of a finger. You can keep it at night so you can have normal motions.
best of luck.
Dr Mittal
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Brief Answer: Explained Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Mittal I have read your query The options for constipation are follows 1. plenty of fluids 2. high fiber diet. 3. long walks 4. oral laxatives (that you have already tried) 5. rectal suppositories- these have to be placed in the rectum at the depth of a finger. You can keep it at night so you can have normal motions. best of luck. Dr Mittal