A 42-year-old member asked:
apparent colon blockage for the last 2 1/2 weeks. er tried an enama & laxative last friday, didn't work. what now?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Crystal Twynham answered
32 years experience General Surgery
Is there REAL block?: The key word is "apparent." the colon may not be squeezing normally, from: nearby inflammation, virus infection, poor nervous system communication from/to brain/gut, diabetes, low thyroid, lack of water and fiber, low roughage diet, lack of exercise ... Etc. True blockages come from scarring, tumors, cancers, pressure from outside the colon, kinking. Colonoscopy by a good dr. Needed. Good luck.
Answered on Dec 1, 2015
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!