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Constipation Enema Doesn T Work
Constipated. Fiber makes me bloated & gassy - no bowel movement. Take laxatives but doesn't work always. N e thing stronger? N e other way? I eat well
Hydration & Exercise: There are many reasons for relative constipation. Have your md review your current medications for constipation as side effect. Fiber (with enough water) very helpful, and you need to titrate up to full doses or you will get gassy. A healthy, fiber filled diet always good, and don't forget to drink more water. Regular exercise also excellent for getting those bowels moving. ...Read more
MOM or miralax (polyethylene glycol): Milk of magnesia or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (glycolax). Puysh the dose until you go. Magnesium citrate and GoLytely work as well. But the bigger question is why are you constipated. If this is new and severe you need to see a physician and may need further testing. ...Read more
Juice water : You need more fluids .Get a more detailed answer ›
Miralax, linzess, amitiza, lactulose, psyllium and glycerin suppositories don't work. Abdominal/pelvic CT normal. What can I do? Always constipated.
Glycerin vs enema: If you are experiencing acute constipation or fecal impaction, home glycerin suppository is a good first step. You may also consider a fleets enema or a mineral oil enema as second line. If these are not working, a visit to your md or an er may be necessary for further management. General recommendation is to focus on prevention by plenty of fluids and high-fiber diet on a day to day basis. ...Read more
I've taken laxatives, fiber pills, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) colon cleansers and even enema and still have not had bowel movement. Do i go to the emergency?
For what purpose?: If you're looking for powerful laxatives, i assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse." if the latter, please reconsider ; check out numerous Healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! if constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked. ...Read more
What will help using the bathroom when milk magnesia, magn. Citrate, dulcalax, moralax doesn't help also tryin fiber doesn't help what to do?
Anal pain,stool leakage after defecation &severe constipation that doesn't respond to anything even laxatives.dr said no piles or fissure.plz help me?
Constipated for 3-4 days and have hemorrhoid. Dulcolax stool softener & preparation h cream doesn't help much. So painful when stool try to pass. Help?
May need surgery: If stool softeners don't help, the hemorrhoid could be thrombosed or clotted. The swelling can be very painful. You could possible have a fissure or tear and those are very painful as well. Other rx meds can possibly help or you may need surgery. See your doctor to determine the right course of therapy. ...Read more
Let's define problem: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Can't tell here if you're not blocked or if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly. Yes, magnesium is a laxative but regardless of your response to it, you still need answers. See a GI specialist pls. ...Read more
I have had irregular bowel movements, but find laxatives like miralax (polyethylene glycol) do not help and cause bloating and constipation? Why?
Confusing?: Maybe you are confusing the cause (constipation=bloating, irregularity) with the effect of miralax, (polyethylene glycol) etc. Which gives easier, more regular bm's. Perhaps insufficient dosing, regular use rather than intermittent use, and other meds you might be on or other medical conditions are also a factor. Review your medications and problems with your doc and i'm sure a regular habit can be created. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
rids some poop: Yeah, this was a popular idea in ancient egypt, but was disproved decades ago. You will get rid of some stool. No one ever measured "toxins" supposedly removed before and after the rx to see if it worked. Pt of mine insisted on high colonics as bowel prep for colonoscopy-failed; had redo the prep and the procedure. Empty bowel may look flatter, maybe you feel better, but not detoxed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither are laxative: Stool sofeners (colace) moisten & soften hard, dry stools whereas fiber supplements (metamucil) buks stool due to both water-holding & increased bacterial mass due to fiber digestion. Both products assume normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more
No urge to poop. Suppository did not work. When got urge only sup came out. Still no urge. Constipation or poop just not ready?
High anxiety causing bad constipation. I'm 25 and have tried stool softner but i'm not going. Is it safe to do a home enema? What to do?
Mag Cit and Dr.: If you don't have any major health problems, try a bottle of magnesium citrate - it's in a green bottle usually at the pharmacy - no prescription needed. Drink that down (pour over ice and use a straw) and you'll probably get some relief w/in an hour. Then, get an appointment with your doctor to get a plan for your bowel health - good luck. ...Read more
Dose-dependent: The more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) you take the faster it works. As a once over-the-counter dosed laxative you may not see results for 3-4 days, but as a multi-dosed colonoscopy preparation (when used under doctor's advice) expect laxation within hours. As with any laxative however understand its mechanism of action, its risks, & treatment goals & make sure you are not missing obstruction, dysmotility, inflammation ...Read more
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more