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A 12-year-old male asked:

i am constipated and i havent pooped in a month. i could stay a week without pooping and i dont even know why. what can i do to stop this contipation?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Constipation: If you don't even have an urge to move your bowels, you need more fiber in your diet as well as adequate fluid intake. You could try a gentle stimulant like senokot (senna) daily but avoid harsh laxatives. See a gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment as needed. If you have the urge and can't go, using glycerin rectal suppository or dulcolax rectal suppository May help. Gentle fleets enema also.
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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See Gastroenterologi: Need complete GI workup and colonoscopy. In the mean time drink plenty of water and try Miralax (polyethylene glycol) if you are not bloated or having abdominal cramps

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A member asked:

Is it normal to be constipated when doing the master cleanse. Only goin poo once in the morning

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Are : Are you drinking the salt water beverage and taking the herbal laxative as recommended?
A 36-year-old member asked:

Pooping hurts, not constipated so what could be the reason?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
May be: A fissure and often easy to treat. Try anusol --otc.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

My poo is green and creamy like. I feel constantly constipated and there is no smell to my poo. Concerns?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
No: Your stool contains a color, which is good. The consistency and the odor depends on your diet. The softness of your stool goes against constipation. All the best.

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Last updated Aug 13, 2014

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