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Weekend Wellness: Talk to doctor before taking stool softener for chronic constipation

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the long-term side effects of taking a stool softener daily? It is the only thing that keeps me regular, and when I have tried taking it every-other-day, it’s not effective. ANSWER: At this time, no research has examined the specific long-term side effects of taking [...]

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Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious? Labor and delivery: Pain medications Lead poisoning Try these quick, fun breakfast options Over-the-counter laxatives for constipation: Use with caution

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Caffeine content for coffee, tea, soda and more Over-the-counter laxatives for constipation: Use with caution Gastroparesis Rheumatoid arthritis: Does pregnancy affect symptoms? Bone and joint problems associated with diabetes  

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Genetic Clue to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 20, 2014 — Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by genetics, diet, past trauma, anxiety? All are thought to play a role, but now, for the first time, researchers have reported a defined genetic defect that causes a subset of IBS. The research was published in [...]

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  On Saturday, Nov. 2, pediatric gastroenterologist William Faubion, M.D., will join us to discuss the major complaint he hears about most from his patients, bellyaches.  Abdominal pain is troubling for both young patients and their parents, and while the usual reason for this type of pain is constipation, that is not always the case.  Sometimes it's more serious, involving [...]

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