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Suggest treatment for severe constipation

I only have a bowel movement once every five days. I have been taking lactulose and drinking prune juice for the last three days. I had a very difficult bowel movement this morning but it was incredibly difficult. This has been happening for months. I also feel my bowel movements are very small. I am also eating a balanced diet with plenty of fibre but eating is becoming increasingly difficult.
Fri, 9 Mar 2018
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Hello,

Some advice that I can give you is:

- 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
- Use over-the-counter or prescription laxatives

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

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi
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