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A 35-year-old female asked:

I haven't had a bowel movement in nine days. i have crohns disease but it's never caused me to be this constipated. i've tried laxatives and softeners?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Considerations...: ...include (to name just a few concerns): progressive stenosis of the gut due to scar tissue, early flare with luminal (phenobarbital) narrowing, overuse of narcotic analgesia with gut paralysis. At the very least, see your doctor and get an examination & x-ray.

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Last updated Mar 9, 2016

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