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A 45-year-old male asked:

I haven't had a bowel movement for over 3 weeks. i'm taking senna but nothing works & i'm in great pain.

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Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 14 years experience
May need: Well, you could have an impaction. It may be necessary to have an enema or a suppository. You may need to go to the er for proper treatment right away. No bowel movement in 3 weeks isnt healthy and needs appropriate medical attention and treatment.
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Not normal: If this is not normal for you then you need some investigation. You could have anything from a tough impaction to a bowel obstruction.
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Last updated Jul 4, 2015

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