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Can You Be Constipated And Still Poop
If I took Ex-Lax after being constipated, is it normal to still feel like I "have to go" even after I just took a huge poop?
Caused by ex-lax: Medications like ex-lax work. The problem is they can work too well. That is why you are pooping even when empty. As long as the medication is in your body you will get the signal to poop. It will wear off. In the future try a mild medication like senna and colace (docusate sodium). Or just drink plenty of water and walk a lot. Hope this helps.
Been constipated off and on my whole life used everything you can think of still have troubled pooping regularly blood comes out every poop?
Bloody BMs: If you are having blood when having bms then you be seen by your family physician asap; stop trying to self treat.
My breastfed 6 mth old is now on solids and poops several times a day. Although they are still soft, they are dry and small; is she constipated?
Unlikely: If she is having several bowel movements a day and is still eating and acting normally it is doubtful that she is constipated. If she is irritable, crying incessantly, not feeding regularly, sleeping excessively or develops fever have her see a pediatrician asap. Otherwise just watch and wait.See 3 more doctor answers
If anus has been hurting after poop does that mean constipation? Pain long after going to restroom still burning or cut feeling. Sometimesblood. Nohem
I'm very constipated. Went to DR. And he told me to take laxatives. I took two maximum strength laxatives and still can't poop...what could be wrong?
Your diet: The problem is your diet, life long of junk food will not be treated by a couple of laxatives. You need a lot of hydration 8-10 bottle of water, and natural juices, you need to avoid sodas, and energy drinks. You need to eat fruits and vegetables, and a lots of fibers. For now take four tablets of dulcolax, then mix half bottle of miralax (polyethylene glycol) in 64 oz of Gaterade, and drink it, repeat it once if needed.
My 8 mo old is on crystalose for constipationshe was constipated last night so we did suppository. She's still crying hrs after pooping. What's wrong?
Suppository cramping: Most suppositories contain stimulant medications that cause the bowel to contract and cramp. This effect doesn't end just because the child poops, and the cramping can go on for hours. This is likely what you are dealing with. That's why suppositories should really only be a very last resort.
One year old, constipated for a month, poops every few days but still super hard. Pushes and pushes and no poop. Juice, fletchers nothings working?
Needs soft stools: Constipation is a frustrating problem in children who have had a painful bm in the past. Try "p" fruits peaches, pears and prunes, increase fluids and continue your fiber. May need mineral oil one tablespoon twice a day to bring soft stools. Important also to go over birth and early stooling history with pediatrician to rule out anatomic causes of constipation.
My 6-month-old baby has been crying for hours. She's constipated and trying to poop but still no result. Is it ok to use suppositories?
YES: GIVE QUARTER OR HALF THE SIZE. TRY TO AVOID USING REGULARLY. May need to talk with your pcp if constipation persists
Toddler has black specks in poop. Sometimes constipated. Rest of stool brown. Hemocult neg. Few months ago. Could it be blood still? Eats normally.
Would watch and wait: If hemocult is neg and he is doing well, obviously you have checked with your doctor too. It is likely some undigested food particles and I would watch for now.
I'm 5 mnth preg. On monday I have constipation n then blood dripping after my bowel. Today my poop is ok but still have blood after that. Need dr advise?
My 7 week old baby has constipation problems, and I gave her a suppositorie but she acts like there's still more poop, can I use another one?
Take raisin bran every night to poop but now its not working and im constipated. But my stomach still feels the need to go. I've tried everything.?
Everything?: If you're not going regularly, you need more than Raisin Bran. Add psyllium husks (1 or 2 tablespoons) every day, plus lots of water. Magnesium to bowel tolerance (you can't OD on magnesium because it will give you diarrhea, stomach upset). Find a dose that works. Stimulants like prunes also will help. Have you checked your thyroid. Constipation is a common symptom of hypothyroidism.
If I am chronically constipated before I caught the stomach virus will the virus make me poop more but still solid, or only watery stools?
No: Viral illness will cause diarrhea, but will not necessarily fix your constipation problem. You need to increase your oral fluids and fiber to fix the constipation. Generally, viral gastroenteritis is self limited, but you need to keep hydrated. Dehydration is the usual reason why you might need to be hospitalized.
I woke up with cramps & constipated, had hard poops then about an hour later diarrhea. Stomach still feels crampy/gassy. Does this sound serious?
Not serious: This symptoms may be compatible with irritable colon, if persisted needs to be investigated
What could be wrong if there is a large amount of blood found in your feces? I've had constipation problems since I was a toddler and 18 years later I'm still struggling with that problem. But recently I've been finding large amounts of blood in my feces
Depending: On age, most common cause is constipation and hemorrhoids; however always concerned for colon pathology such as inflammation or colitis, colon polyps, colon cancer. You need to see a colon and rectal doctor or a GI doctor for a thorough evaluation and possible colonoscopy. Do not delay.See 1 more doctor answer
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