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Sleepwalk posted:
My girlfriend is constipated almost every day it seems. She's seen a doctor, and has been to a specialist, but still doesn't know why she's almost always constipated. She's using prescribed laxatives, eats well (good amount of vegetables and fruits) but is still suffering from constipation. What's going on? This has been going on for years now, and I'm worried about her.

What are some effective ways (screenings) to find out why her colon or large intestine isn't working properly?

What is most likely the problem?

And what are some things she can eat to help alleviate her constipation?

Thank you.
An_246178 responded:
I experienced the same symptoms. I had been to several doctors and even had a colonoscopy. Nothing helped except taking Miralax every other day. It was treating the symptom rather than the cause. Then, I got off of birth control. Everything got better within about 2 months. It was incredible. I read online not long ago that being on birth control for an extended amount of time can cause gut dysbiosis. I'm certain I was suffering from that. Maybe your girlfriend is as well.

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