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Help With Opiate Constipation Switch Pills Or Take Metamucil
Had a C-section 5 weeks ago. But for over a week now I have bad constipation. I take Metamucil twice a day but haven't had any relief. ?
Post op Constipation: Constipation after a surgery is a frequent occurrence. This is partly due to the disruption of normal metabolism, and compounded by use of narcotic pain medications. It is important to stay well hydrated during this period (and stool softeners won't work properly without adequate fluid intake) and to walk as frequently as permissible (let your doctor and your comfort level be your guide). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to take linzess (taking it for constipation) along with drinking Metamucil or should I avoid Metamucil while taking linzess?
I took Metamucil for constipation..Now it's loose kind of like diarrhea..Should i take imodium ad or diarrhea meds or just wait it out?
None of the above.: If the "diarrhea" is not fulminant--i.e., mostly water accompanied by cramping, don't worry about it. The colon is designed as a "low pressure" environment. The less force needed the better. Metamucil is a "bowel normalizer"--it helps both constipation and diarrhea. Consequently, you can take more metamucil if you want to "firm up" your stools a bit. Having loose stools is not a disease. ...Read more
Meds r causing severe constipation (hurts to walk) Used suppository last night but still so much pressure. Can I take Metamucil capsules this morning?
Constipation: What you are describing sounds like you may also have developed an external thrombosed hemorrhoid or fissure. I would set up an appt to see a general surgeon or colorectal surgeon and then a GI doctor to help manage your constipation and symptoms , especially if this is a chronic issue. ...Read more
I have chronic constipation. I take metamucil, i exercise, drink lots of water.Only prune works, but i don't want to eat prunes for the rest of my life?
Eat your fiber: Lots of water and fiber are requirements for evryone. If you tend to be constipated then you need more fiber. You masy need to add more metamucil but must also add it to your diet. I also recommend an evaluation by your physician and you may need a colonoscopy or other colon screening as well. ...Read more
I have had constipation. I saw my go today and he told me to take Metamucil daily. Which I have started today but I'm getting a lot of stomach cramps ?
See answer: If the constipation is severe, abdominal pain may indicate a fecal impaction. You can self check for this. If impacted consult your Dr. Prunes, prune juice and dried apricots are often effective laxatives. Reduce sweets, simple carbs and to some extent less meat and chicken> Increase fruits and vegetables and exercise. A stool softener may help if stools are very hard. See> http://bit.ly/1uzOegm ...Read more
Have acute constipation problems. I exercise, drink 8 glasses of water a day, and take plenty of fiber in the form of metamucil, beans and oatmeal...
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