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Hypochondriac, but is it possible that I have anema?

Hypochondriac, but is it possible that I have anema?

That depends...: Since you say you're a hypochondriac, you seem to be open to understanding your "worry" about being sick as something that could be understood in some way other than being "certain" that you are sick.
That does not mean you are, or are not anemic. A lot of people become anemic, for different reasons. Are you one of them? Do you have a reason? Is there a reason you worry about it? ...Read more

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Is it safe to use an anema 2-3 times a week I can't use the bathroom otherwise?

Is it safe to use an anema 2-3 times a week I can't use the bathroom otherwise?

Not safe: Enemas 2 to 3 times per week can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalance and may impair normal bowel function. Best to see your doctor for help in restoring normal bowel function. ...Read more

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What to do if my 77 year old grandmother is having severe constipation, even anema hasn't worked?

What to do if my 77 year old grandmother is having severe constipation, even anema hasn't worked?

Go see Gastroenterol: Assuming that she's tried to maximize fiber, fluids & exercise, then she can consider over-the-counter stool softeners & laxatives. Failing that, take her to see her Family Doc or Geriatrician to review medications for causes & check for hypothyroidism, anemia etc. After that, need to go to Gastroenterologist for colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My 77 year old grandmother is having severe constipation, even anema hasn't worked. Need urgent advice!?

Need help docs! My 77 year old grandmother is having severe constipation, even anema hasn't worked. Need urgent advice!?

Seek attention: If your grandmother has not had a BM for more than 7 days dispite using laxatives, suppositories, and enemas as directed she is likely also having abdominal pain, maybe even decreased appitite and nausea/vomiting. She may have obstipation. This means the stool is stuck inside. Medication, decreased oral fluids can cause. If all these treatments were tried w/no help needs exam. ...Read more

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4.5 year old given anema 2wic, xray shows constipation. Pasd stool, But still having on and off stomach pain. How long will it tk her 2 b OK.

4.5 year old given anema 2wic, xray shows constipation. Pasd stool, But still having on and off stomach pain. How long will it tk her 2 b OK.

Constipation: Enemas can help with constipation and even though we went to the bathroom, there can be more stool still backed up in there. Constipation is the most common and underrated cause of belly pain in kids. If having bowel movements and still in pain, then follow up with their doc or GI doctor. ...Read more

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Is this free?

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Are you free?

Are you free?

Yes, this is free if: If you do not request premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services are personal consultations for a fee.) ...Read more

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Who gets omg?

Who gets omg?

Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more

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Yes and No: There are doctors on here all of the time. Your questions may get answered immediately or be answered later, depending on the expertise of the doctors online at the time and whether they see your question. ...Read more

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I got pleups?

Do you mean polyps?: Regular follow up with primary care doctor! ...Read more

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