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I have severe problem, I am on pain killers and haven't had a bowel movement in over 8 days?

I have severe problem, I am on pain killers and haven't had a bowel movement in over 8 days?

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

Intestine (Definition)

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


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I haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days and im pregnant.What should I do?

I haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days and im pregnant.What should I do?

Constipation : During pregnancy is common. Try drinking more water. Add a stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) 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 more

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What to do if i haven't had a bowel movement in three days. What should I do?

What to do if i haven't had a bowel movement in three days. What should I do?

See below: Eat more fiber, walk daily, drink 6-8 glasses of water a day, avoid processed foods. For now try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 17 g daily for the next few days, may also need a dulcolax suppository. If chronic constipation persists, get a GI evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What does it mean if you have black bowel movements? Have not had a bowel movement in three days

What does it mean if you have black bowel movements? Have not had a bowel movement in three days

Hello. : Hello. You could have black stool if you are taking certain medications/ supplements like pepto bismal or iron. If you have tarry, sticky, smelling stool that is black, it is likely to be gastrointestinal bleeding and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How often should my 10 month old have a bowel movement? She is breastfed. She goes about once every three days. Just concerned!

How often should my 10 month old have a bowel movement? She is breastfed. She goes about once every three days. Just concerned!

Varies: 1 bowel movement every 3 days is normal as long as her stool appears normal and she is gaining weight. Breast feed babies have a huge variation in normal. Some breast fed babies pass 1 stool a week and some with every diaper change. All the best. ...Read more

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No gallbladder. Get diarrhra three days after not having a bowel movement. Is this normal without a gallbladder? It is freaking me out!

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 more

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Is it normal to still have gas pains and no bowel movement three days after EDG and colonoscopy?

Is it normal to still have gas pains and no bowel movement three days after EDG and colonoscopy?

YES: TES Remember how you "prepped" for the test. You EMPTIED your bowel!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more