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How Long Does Laxatives Take to Work

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Frequently Asked Question

What is constipation ?

Being constipated means your bowel movements are tough or happen less often than normal. After 3 days, the stool or feces become harder and more difficult to pass

What are the symptoms of constipation?

Symptoms include:

  • - Few bowel movements
  • - Hard or small stools
  • - A sense of incomplete bowel output
  • - Swollen belly or belly pain

What are the common causes of constipation ?

Some causes of constipation include:

  • - Changes in your usual diet or activities
  • - Eating a lot of dairy products
  • - Eating disorders
  • - Irritable bowel syndrome
  • - Not being active
  • - Not enough water or fiber in your diet
  • - Overuse of laxatives
  • - Colon cancer
  • - Pregnancy
  • - Underactive thyroid (called hypothyroidism)

When Should I Call doctor ?

Call your doctor right away if you have sudden constipation with belly pain or cramp and you aren’t able to pass any gas or stool. Also, make the call if:

  • - Constipation is a new problem for you.
  • - You have blood in your stool
  • - You have severe pain with bowel movements
  • - You are losing weight unintentionally

What are the treatment for constipation ?

Lifestyle changes such as doing more exercise, eating more fiber, and drinking more water.Usually, laxatives will successfully treat most cases of constipation - but should be used with care and only when necessary. In more difficult cases, the person may need a prescription medication. CLICK HERE to speak to our doctor now.

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