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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've been really sick this past week. I had really bad diarrhea and now I'm starting to get better and I'm constipated is that normal?

I've been really sick this past week. I had really bad diarrhea and now I'm starting to get better and I'm constipated is that normal?

Diarrheal illness.: It's not unusual after a diarrheal illness to not have a bowel movement for a day or two. As well, an acute diarrheal illness tends to leave us dehydrated, which can contribute to constipation. Drink plenty of fluids and see if your normal bowel habits resume again. ...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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Can constipation cause infection Been constipated 3 weeks did bowel prep for colonoscopy and nothing helped now i have sore throat and cant get warm?

Can constipation cause infection Been constipated 3 weeks did bowel prep for colonoscopy and nothing helped now i have sore throat and cant get warm?

See Doctor!: 3 weeks is too long and you are auto-intoxicating your body with bacteria that will get into your bloodstream from the colon & hardening your stool. You may need to be evacuated either manually, or with stool softeners.3 weeks of food not passing & symptoms suggest, your immune system is affected. If you don't have a fever, you're probably not infected, this isn't normal. Seek immediate relief. ...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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I've had severe constipation for the past month now and now I'm seeing a good amount of red blood showing up mixed with what Lil I can get out?

I've had severe constipation for the past month now and now I'm seeing a good amount of red blood showing up mixed with what Lil I can get out?

Gastroenterologist: Blood in stools is abnormal and must be investigated. In your case it may be from hemorrhoids or an anal fissure brought on or aggravated by straining at stool. In the meantime your constipation has to also be addressed. If you have the urge but can't move your bowels, insert a glycerin rectal suppository or use a dulcolax suppository or a lubricated fleets enema gently. Consult a gastroenterologi ...Read more

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