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What causes constipation post Angioplasty?

My father s angioplasty had done last month Everything is all right now but he is told me about toilet problems. The problem is the gap between toilet is 2 days. So which tablet can refer for this ? I also consult with doctor but they told me that its happening by a medicine which are already given.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019
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Hi,

Constipation may be caused by several issues, however you should try first with changing lifestyle and dietary habits. You need to increase fiber intake. Good fiber sources include bran and other whole grains found in cereals, breads, and brown rice, vegetables such as brussels sprouts, carrots, and asparagus, Fresh fruits, or dried fruits such as raisins, apricots, and prunes Beans. Also, you should exercise regularly. Moving your body will keep your bowels moving, too. Second, you may at times need to try a laxative such as Fleet Phospho-Soda, Milk of Magnesia, or glycerin suppositories. If there wont be improvement on these measures, you should consider doing diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy, anal sphincter manometry and food allergy testing. In some cases it may be also sign of tumors so it should be ruled out if symptoms persist.

I hope I have answered you query. If you have any further questions you can contact us in every time.

Wish you good health.

Regards,
Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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