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I Havent Had A Bowel Movement In 3 Days And Im Pregnantwhat Should I Do
The opioid: analgesics have side effects constipation, respiratory depression, euphoria, miosis, nausea and vomiting and physical dependence. A common problem associated with opioid therapy is constipation, which is a slowing of peristalsis caused by the action of the opioids. To prevent constipation from occurring, OTC laxatives are often prescribed along with opioid medication. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Constipation : During pregnancy is common. Try drinking more water. Add a stool softener like colace once or twice a day. Consider milk of magnesium. Avoid most suppositories that can cause uterine cramping. Cut back on iron supplement if ok with your doctor. With severe cases, no bowel movement in 7 days, i consider water enemas rarely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I haven't had a bowel movement in 5 days. I've taken laxatives for three nights and still haven't gone... What could be the problem? What should I do?
Dehydration: A common cause of constipation is dehydration. Make sure you are drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water a day or approximately 2 liters. Also make sure you have a high fiber diet. You can try an over the counter suppository. If your constipation continues make sure you consult your primary doctor. ...Read more
Is there any health benefit to have a bowel movement twice a day as appose to once every three days? please explain, thanks
Feel no need to have a bowel movement after three days. Have fibre and do eat a little less than normal but lots of water. Is it normal or ok?
Bowel movements: usually we like bowel movements every 1-2 days about 3 /week. Make sure you are eating enough fiber-oats, barley,lentils,avocados, strawberries, kale,peas, black beans ,lima beans - you need 38 grams /day, and as you noted lots of fluid- 2-4 liters a day..Check thyroid.Follow up with doctor /urgent care. ...Read more
No gallbladder. Get diarrhra three days after not having a bowel movement. Is this normal without a gallbladder? It is freaking me out!
Yes: Most people will have irregular bowell movements after gallbladder removal. Having said that, it is also common to have ibs. It will be hard to tell them apart. Adding fiber and drinking 4 to 6 glasses of water will b helpful. Also try to avoid dairy for few weeks to c if this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often should my 10 month old have a bowel movement? She is breastfed. She goes about once every three days. Just concerned!
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