Expert Video - What questions should I ask my doctor about diagnosing opioid-induced constipation (OIC)?
Dr. Jeanetta Frye, an expert on chronic constipation, says communication with your doctor is key in diagnosing opioid-induced constipation, or OIC. The best situation is to have a pain specialist (or other healthcare provider who can prescribe opioid medicines), work with the gastroenterologist and patient to find the lowest dose of opioids that will control pain. Talking openly and honestly with your doctor about all your symptoms is very important to diagnosing and managing OIC.
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