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Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


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Constipated for a long time now and depended on enema, laxative, etc. Now pregnant with 2nd baby and seriously constipated. Help!

Common problem: Constipation is a common problem in pregnancy. It is safe to use a fiber supplement, probiotics, a stool softener like colace, or a gentle laxative like miralax (polyethylene glycol). My concern is that the constipation was happening in between pregnancies (when things should have been getting back to normal). I'd like to know if your doctor has checked your thyroid function levels. Hypo-thyroid can cause constipation. ...Read more

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Extremely constipated. Tried laxatives, taking Metamucil (fiber capsules) every day, tried an enema. Have got only a little relief. Please help!

Extremely constipated. Tried laxatives, taking Metamucil (fiber capsules) every day, tried an enema. Have got only a little relief. Please help!

Go see your doctor: Because you live in australia, i don't know what's available over there with(out) a prescription so best to go see your doctor (who can also check for hypothyroidism). Avoid older antihistamines which can lead to constipation & urinary retention. Lots of different laxatives. Consider polyethylene glycol (available here in states w/o prescription), magnesium citrate, lactulose, senna, etc. ...Read more

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Pain behind eye, threw up alot. I've been constipated for about 2 days. Do I need to take a laxative or enema? Or nothing since I threw up?

Pain behind eye, threw up alot. I've been constipated for about 2 days. Do I need to take a laxative or enema? Or nothing since I threw up?

See a doctor: The constipation does not seem to be related to the pain behind the eyes and the vomiting. If your pain behind the eye is severe and you are vomiting without having diarrhea or stomach ache, I would worry about pressure in the brain as a worst case scenario. Or it could be that you have a migraine headache that could cause the eye pain and vomiting. You need to see your doctor to sort these out . ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe constipation I have tried laxatives, enemas, and diet change and nothing has brought lasting results

I am experiencing severe constipation I have tried laxatives, enemas, and diet change and nothing has brought lasting results

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. See your doctor if no improvement with abo. ...Read more

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I just started accutane. I have really bad constipation I think its unrelated to accutane. Is it okay to use a laxative or fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) with this drug?

I just started accutane. I have really bad constipation I think its unrelated to accutane. Is it okay to use a laxative or fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) with this drug?

Yes: You can use a laxative once in a while but concentrate on eating healthy with enough fiber and more fruits and vegetables to avoid medications. If chronically constipated you may need doctors advice of how to tackle it with a stool softener which would be safer. ...Read more

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Strain when I have a bm constipated all the time took enema and laxative fri now im constipated again what could this be and what can I do?

Several. Things : Constipation can be caused by numerous different things. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a safe laxative to use to help you at home. However you should consider seeing a doctor to evaluate this further for you and hopefully help you in the long run. ...Read more

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