A 18-year-old female asked:
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im very constipated i've used enama and i took stool softener a hour ago, when shpuld i try to poop again?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
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YouHaveAFullHouse?: A Wise Man once said "There's a hole at the bottom and it will all come out eventually." In your young case I bet that might be true. I think you should be a little more patient.Bottom line, though, is if you are really uncomfortable(like horrible cramps, etc)then go to an Urgent Care for a Royal Flush(call first to talk with them about it). Otherwise, it may take some time with a stool softener.
Answered on Jul 21, 2015

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