About Constipation

Constipation is more common than some people may believe with many people suffering from constipation at some time during their lives.


When to See Your Doctor

Constipation isn't usually a serious problem; however, if you need to use a laxative for more than 1 week, you should consult your doctor. Make sure to inform your health care professional to any changes in your health and any medications or dietary supplements that you may be taking. Also, make sure to discuss your family's medical history.

It's important to ask the right questions to get the most out of your discussion with your healthcare professional. Print and fill out this Constipation Discussion Guide Sponsored by Dulcolax® to help you prepare for your next appointment and to remind you of some of the right questions to ask.

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