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Severe constipation- i tried using warm water and i noticed blood and mucus with no bowel movement. grandfather died of colon cancer. ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Fiber and water: You need to increase your intake of fiber and water. You may take more fiber foods or take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. Drink enough water, daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Consult this site for fiber foods. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 Wish you good health and a happy new year!
Dr. Louise Andrew
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This sounds serious: like "obstipation"- or fecal impaction--rather than just constipation. If it has been several days and you are having discomfort you should try a suppository such as Dulcolax. If this doesn't work then use an oil retention enema (drug stores carry them) gently. If no success, and unable to drink or eat due to blockage then you may need to be disimpacted by a professional, even in an ED.

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