How fast coconut oil will work to relieve constipation depends on the severity of your condition and how much coconut oil you consume for constipation. It also depends on the functionality of your bowels. What do I mean?
If you've been using chemical laxatives all along, your bowel system may have lost its instinct to poop naturally. In other words, it may behave erratically and may not respond quickly to the natural laxative effect of coconut oil.
That explains why some constipation sufferers take longer to get relief from coconut oil. Or worse, it may work for them this time round but not every time.