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How to relieve very severe constipation?

How to relieve very severe constipation?

Diet vs medication: There are lot of good medications available to help with constipation. The dose and safety will depend on the age of patient. Three steps to treat constipation: good initial clean out , then maintenance and then adjusting diet to help wean off and decrease use of medications. Some patients may need medications for a long time and that is okay depending on what meds they are on. ...Read more

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Could a open colonic help relieve severe constipation?

Could a open colonic help relieve severe constipation?

NO: Colonics are a holistic hoax (rhymes with joke) Drink plenty of water, eat hi-fiber diet and take stool softners if necessary ...Read more

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Warning signs of a bowel obstruction? Is severe constipation still able to be relieved after 3-4wks w/o a bm?

Warning signs of a bowel obstruction?  Is severe constipation still able to be relieved after 3-4wks w/o a bm?

Normal bowel habits: In addition to seeing a doc for your impaction you need to be evaluated for other causes of bowel impaction. You might need a bowel regimen, colonoscopy and close momitoring until you get back to normal...A daily bowel movement. ...Read more

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Have severe constipation and need relief fast. Never had this problem before. Have tried a bottle of Magnesium Citrate and no help. I know I have not ?

Dr. John Moy Dr. Moy
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Have severe constipation and need relief fast. Never had this problem before. Have tried a bottle of Magnesium Citrate and no help. I know I have not ?

Water and salt: Primary cause of constipation is dehydration and lack of sea salt. Are you drinking any water and are you having sea salt intake? if not this is your primary cause. ...Read more

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I have severe constipation?

I have severe constipation?

Need more info: Make sure you bet a high fiber diet and drink plenty of fluids. I would also start MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) ever night and then be evaluated by a md. ...Read more

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What to do in severe constipation?

What to do in severe constipation?

Clean house.: First step is to have a "blow out." this can be started with manual disimpaction / enema and completed with a cathartic such as magnesium citrate. Afterwards you should start a program of additive agents such as senna / docusate and perhaps an osmotic agent depending upon the nature of your constipation. The goal is one formed bm/day. ...Read more

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How do I cure severe constipation?

How do I cure severe constipation?

Not really: If you feel yogurt will help your constipation, you are wrong. You need to consume more high fiber foods, vegetables and fruits and lot of water to wash it down constipation is related to what you eat and drink. ...Read more

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How to cure a severe constipation?

How to cure a severe constipation?

Constipation : Most importantly, drink plenty of fluids. At least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day is recommended. Add fiber to your diet such as bran, prunes and vegetables. Exercise everyday. If you continue to have a problem, add a fiber product such as Benefiber or Metamucil. If you do not get relief, try Miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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Can i die from severe constipation?

Can i die from severe constipation?

Unlikely: Severe constipation leading to obstruction in the large bowel can lead to death but this is unlikely in a healthy young adult. You are more likely to suffer from abdominal pain or hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What's the fix for severe constipation?

What's the fix for severe constipation?

Medication and diet: Severe constipation can be treated effectively with medications but also it is important to make sure there is no underlying condition presenting as constipation e.G of condition : thyroid disease, irritable bowel, celiac disease. There are both over the counter medications and prescribed medications that can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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