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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can chronic constipation be treated?

i havent defecated in two weeks, last time i did my stool was really hard and hurt on the way out, i also have hemmoroids so hard stool is especially painful, ive drank two magnesium citrates, had two stool softeners, amd tried two tables spoons of vegetable oil, hoping something would cause diarrhea so the pain wouldnt be unbearable now when i feel like i have to go i sit down and instead of going, as soon feels like im about to poop i get this rush of anxiety and fear and i stop myself from going. i really need some help.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Some advices that I can give to you are:

-Drink more water.
-Eat more fiber, especially soluble, non-fermentable fiber.
-Exercise more.
-Drink coffee, especially caffeinated coffee.
-Take senna, an herbal laxative.
-Eat probiotic foods or take probiotic supplements.
-Take over-the-counter or prescription laxatives.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi
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