What is the first-line treatment of constipation in pregnancy?

Updated: Mar 30, 2020
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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First-line treatment is fiber supplementation, increased water intake, gentle exercise, and occasional laxative use as required. Hemorrhoidal suppositories and sitz baths may offer symptomatic relief.


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