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What to ask your doctor about constipation

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Some questions you might like to ask your doctor or nurse

  • What is causing my constipation?
  • What can I do to help control constipation?
  • What foods should I eat to help prevent constipation?
  • Are my cancer treatments causing my constipation?
  • Are there any medicines that can help to control constipation?
  • How long should I go without a bowel movement without telling my doctor or nurse?
  • I’ve had bad constipation but have suddenly developed diarrhoea – what should I do?
  • Would a specialist nurse help me to manage my constipation?
  • Should I see a dietician?
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Updated: 21 May 2014