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I been constipated for over a week now. So how do I get everything out?

I been constipated for over a week now. So how do I get everything out?

Depends.: Depends on your symptoms. Are you nauseated? Vomiting? On pain medications? Ever had this before? Any abdominal pain? If no to these questions, make sure you stay hydrated and start with a stool softener (colace) - avoid laxatives. If you're on pain medications, you should be on a stool regimen already. Do you have a primary care doctor? Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant with serious constipation, I just strained really hard to get some relief. Now my abdomen is in excruciating pain.

I am 8 weeks pregnant with serious constipation, I just strained really hard to get some relief. Now my abdomen is in excruciating pain.

This too should pass: NO pun intended. If you are severely constipated ,one might use a small fleets enema or glycerin suppository. This is just to get you going. I would ask your doctor if you can use miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily as a stool softner to make it easier for you to go. NO the pain should only be temporary. if persists see your gyn. ...Read more

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Gastro suggested merilax + citrucel for constipation. Worked so i stopped merilax. Now, after a week, straining and a get small stools today . Why?

Gastro suggested merilax + citrucel for constipation. Worked so i stopped merilax. Now, after a week,  straining and a get  small stools today . Why?

Evaluation needed...: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is lavage agent; citrucel a stool bulker. Best to seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction), more. ...Read more

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Been constipated nearly a well. Got bowels moving slowly. Now I get random dizziness at times, fatigue, insomnia. Week before period starts. Period?

Been constipated nearly a well. Got bowels moving slowly. Now I get random dizziness at times, fatigue, insomnia. Week before period starts. Period?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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What should I do to get of constipation? Right now am eating dry pitted plums do you think that is gonna help?

What should I do to get of constipation? Right now am eating dry pitted plums do you think that is gonna help?

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. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian diease and every now and again I will get pains so massive I can barely move and sometimes it causes constipation. Why? :/

Not PCOS: Pcos does not cause pain. By definition pcos causes small less than 1 CM cysts not big ones which can cuase pain. I would see your primary care doctor and discuss irritable bowel syndrome. I would also discuss with an obgyn to better understand pcos and to discuss other causes of pain. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, im a 18 yrs old boy.I have constipation for a long time and now it hurts a lot when i try to get the waste out of my rectum!

Hello doctor, im a 18 yrs old boy.I have constipation for a long time and now it hurts a lot when i try to get the waste out of my rectum!

Constipation: Chronic constipation could be a sign of an underlying colon motility/neurological problem. Have u tried routine remedies for constipation? U should see a gastroenterologist & get checked for any other underlying problems. If u find none it is good. Then u can try high fiber diet&miralax alongwith mineral oil at the beginning to facilitate the passage of hard stools. ...Read more