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Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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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?

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. ...Read more

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No urge to poop. Suppository did not work. When got urge only sup came out. Still no urge. Constipation or poop just not ready?

Constipation: How long have you been without urge or bowel movement? I recommend some mild exercise, and some people respond well to prunes, cantaloupe, caffeine, raisins. Drink plenty of water too. If still no "results", then see an M.D. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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If anus has been hurting after poop does that mean constipation? Pain long after going to restroom still burning or cut feeling. Sometimesblood. Nohem

If anus has been hurting after poop does that mean constipation? Pain long after going to restroom still burning or cut feeling. Sometimesblood. Nohem

Yes: Pain and blood as a consequence of chronic constipation. You need to modify your diet, drink 6- 8 glasses of water, increase you fibers, vegetables and fruit intake. Take some laxatives/stool softeners. If no better, you need to consult with your physician. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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