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Poor bowel habits, diet, laxatives, hormonal disorders and colon disease can cause constipation, explains MedicineNet. Central nervous system disorders, pelvic floor dysfunction and medications are additional causes. Slo... More »

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One possible cause of severe constipation and sticky stool is irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. Individuals suffer different symptoms with IBS, but severe constipation and passing mucus in the stool often affect sufferers... More »

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When severe or chronic constipation is not alleviated through exercising or eating more fiber, other medical treatments may be necessary, states Mayo Clinic. A laxative may be the second step in treating this condition, ... More »

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Symptoms of constipation can be relieved by adding more fiber into the diet with foods such as breads, cereals, vegetables, beans and dried fruits, drinking eight glasses of water each day and taking laxatives. However, ... More »

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Although diverticulosis generally does not require treatment, patients with painful symptoms can take pain medications and increase the amount of fiber in their diet to reduce constipation, according to MedicineNet. Anti... More »

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Frequent exercise; consumption of laxatives and more fiber; and drinking liquids may aid in relieving constipation, explains Beth W. Orenstein for Everyday Health. The use of over-the-counter drugs and letting stool pass... More »

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To manage constipation with a colostomy, remember the way you managed the problem prior to surgery and use the same techniques, but avoid the use of laxatives without first talking to a doctor, advises the American Cance... More »

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