The Questions You’re Embarrassed To Ask Your Doctor, Answered

April 19, 2017  |  
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Can I be addicted to laxatives?

Because you struggle with occasional constipation and take laxatives a few times a week. The quick answer is yes, because you may mentally tell yourself, “I cannot poop without laxatives” and that stress can constipate you. The longer answer is that suppositories do not appear to interfere with your body’s natural ability to have a bowel movement as much as oral laxatives do. Oral laxatives should be taken only when severe constipation occurs.

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