Expert Video - What questions should I ask my doctor about opioid-induced constipation (OIC)?

Dr. Jeanetta Frye, an expert on the bowel and digestive system, explains that it is important to know if opioids are right for you and if you are taking the correct opioid dose. It is important to communicate honestly with your doctors about all your symptoms, including your pain level and constipation. Having all your doctors share information can be a key to managing both pain and opioid-induced constipation.

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