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A 31-year-old female asked:

Haven't had a bowel movement since 2/15/15 due to upset stomach now i'm worried never had any bowel issues before still able to pee/burp/pass gas,help?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Constipation: Generally you should have a BM every day or at least every 3 days anything longer is a concern for impaction . Drink 2.5-3 liters water/gatorade/everyday (so as not to dilute sodium) .Hi fiber lentils. oats, brown rice, barley every day 1 cup. Try MOM 1 tablespoon 2 x a day x 4 days , if no BM in 48 hours, add Miralax (polyethylene glycol) as directed. Any other medical problems ? f/u w. doc /urgent care.today.
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