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why are my intestines rumbling and no bm?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Constipation: It sounds like you are constipated. Take a laxative or stool softener. Make sure you drink plenty of water. You may need to start on a fiber regimen.

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If medications are absorbed through the bowels, why aren't bacteria absorbed also?

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