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could a person die from severe constipation for 2 weeks?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
No: Unlikely. The body will still try to evacuate wastes it will just be harder. Try increasing the fluid intake in your diet. Fresh fruits, vegetables, fibre, cereals also help.

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How can I manage constipation while i'm pregnant?

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Diet: Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables and prunes. Drink lots of water. You can take stool softners as needed.
A 41-year-old member asked:

I have a quarter sized smooth rash on my abdomen that has not gone away for 2 months. Should I be concerned?

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Probably not: It sounds like a chronic dermatitis but your doctor would really need to see it.
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What does it mean if my newborn is constipated and weak?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Possibly botulism: These symptoms are very concerning and the infant needs to be examined immediately. If the baby has contracted botulism, they will need to be hospitalized and closely monitored. It is very important that babies not be given unpasteurized honey because of this risk. Clostridium botulinum is a bacteria that produces a toxin that paralyzes muscles, including those that control breathing.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can I die if I sleep on my right side?

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No: This is an overblown recommendation in these pregnancy books. Tilting the mother to the left enhances blood flow to the baby and is beneficial in women who have serious medical problems such as severe hypertension, lupus, twins or triplets. The average pregnant woman can sleep however she wants.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Missed period for 2 weeks, when do I test?

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Now: If you are pregnant, it will show up on a test by now. Good luck.

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