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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes chronic constipation?

I am suffering from severe constipation for the last one month. Motion will not be passed without taking medicine. I have undergone colonoscopy examination on 9th of this month. The result of colonoscopy is normal. I may inform you that my problem is still continuing. I am taking pegred powder at bed time as per the instruction of gastroenterologist. No effect is seen after taking these medicines till date. So I request you to take necessary instruction and treatment for this Thanking you.
Wed, 17 Feb 2016
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Dentist 's  Response

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain constipation can occur due to a number of causes like sudden change in dietary habits,excess intake of dairy products,excess intake of antacids,eating disorders, lack of dietary fibres,side effects of medication,thyroid disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome..
As colonoscopy came back to be normal there seems to be nothing serious..
You can also do blood tests to rule out for hormonal conditions and other causes..
As of now you can start taking high fibre diet an along with it take fibre supplements like Psyllium or Lactulose..
You can continue taking Pegred or Polyethylene Glycol..
You can take stool softeners like Docusate..
Take more of green leafy vegetables and fruits..
You can also be advised prescription medicines like Lubiprostone or Linclotide..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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