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no bowel movement after magnesium citrate

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Magnesium sulphate: It takes about 45 minutes to2to3 hours for it to start working, if it has been that long then you can drink more.It will work and you will go to bathr ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: People are different, and onset of action can vary from 2-6 hours or so. If sufficient time has elapsed, you may consider taking more, but if constipa ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: Everyone is different, so doses are individual. However, start with a small dose, and work your way up. Adjust to desired bowel movement.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Constipation: You need to see your doctor ASAP. He/she will likely test to determine if you have a blockage and help you fix it if one is there. This is a dangero ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: depends on the dose, I would talk to his doctor to see. Also, you can push fluids, peaches, pears or prunes. Either eating the fruit or drinking the ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
This should: not be happening at YOUR AGE! Speak with your Family Physician about having some testing for IBS -C (Irritable Bowel Syndrome-Constipation) THERE IS ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Try a few doses of: Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). If no BM , you may have a fecal impaction requiring manual removal. This can be done in a minor emergency faci ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bucci
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Constipation: It depends how constipated you are. You may find yourself still having a bowel movement or you might not have had any.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
34 years experience Pain Management
Got to see doc: Even though gas and abdominal cramping can cause severe pain, there are many other problems that may need to be addressed. Even with a BM your pain pe ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Magnesium = diarrhea: Th e magnesium could cause the diarrhea but so can linzess.

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