A 19-year-old female asked:
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what can i do for constipation due to food poisining ? exactly a week ago i have small bowlments but haven't had a normal one i feel constipated

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation problem: Constipation can be caused by multiple reasons. Usually when someone experiences " food poisoning" most commonly the symptom is diarrhea. In any case , constipation might be caused mostly by benign problems but in some cases it merits more extensive evaluation if symptoms persist. High fiber diet can help with constipation as well as plenty of water. If not better then visit your doctor.
Answered on Mar 31, 2014
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Food poisoning: Food poisoning usually causes diarrhea and following diarrhea it is not unusual to skip bowel movements for 2or3 days. If you have an urge to have a bm but can't try a glycerin rectal suppository or a gentle fleets enema. If you have no urge, take senokot (senna) as a gentle stimulant.
Answered on Mar 31, 2014

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Yes, enjoy!: You've described recovery. As such you can now liberalize diet (to improve stool bulk) and add probiotics to replete your bacterial flora.
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Should resolve: After a food poisoning episode, some mucousy discharge may be normal, and should resolve in time as the healing process occurs.

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