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not having a bowel movement in 5 days

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Enemas: Laxatives, stool softener, fluids. If necessary, go to dr or er for disimpaction.

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
24 years experience Radiation Oncology
Medical Emergency: While there could be lots of causes of these problems which are not as bad, it sounds a lot like the symptoms of cord compression. Cord compressio ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Not usual, but...: although the pattern you described is not usual, some variation in the amount and frequency of bowel movements is not abnormal. As long as you're not ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Breast milk is so completely digested, the stool is either mostly water (in which case it can be frequent), or it may take up to 10 days to gather eno ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Doubt it: Your type of bleeding is usually hemorrhoids or a fissure. However, at least a rectal exam, and possibly other tests should be performed.
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
No bm: If you have the urge to have a bm but can't, work from below by inserting a rectal gkycerin or dulcolax suppository. If no good results, administer a ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
You : You can apply a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment with pain medication to the area two to three times a day. This can be bought in any pharm ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: A kid should stool every day. This is relatively common ;aggravated by the kids poor bowel habits.They often chose not to go when nature calls, not to ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Gastroenteritis: The most common reason is a viral gastroenteritis, or colitis. The diarrhea can cause the fatigue. Be sure you are drinking enough liquids to replace ... Read More
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