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I Ve Been Constipated For 3 Days
How long should I wait until I use micro lax? I've been constipated for 3 days. .. I don't have any urge to go I'm eating normally.
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You can buy MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) at your local store, read the bottle instructions and follow that. Usually I recommend people put a cap full in their water or beverage and drink that. It will take a few days for its full potential to kick in but make sure you continue to use it until you don't need it any more. Also drink plenty of water. Good luck with everything. ...Read more
Hello, a very awkward question, but I've been constipated for 3 days now and have been using MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) once a day, (as directed) no changes!
Increase dosage: Double or triple your dosage. Can add DSS ...Read more
I've been constipated for 3 days with bloating and throwing up like feeling at times. I finally went today and it was almost black with green liquid?
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/BE ...Read more
I've been constipated for 3-4l days as a result of hemorrhoids. I took some dulcolax but am still in severe pain with some bleeding.
Hydrate: Although you can probably improve bowel function simply by hydration you may want to try another over-the-counter remedy such as miralax (polyethylene glycol) that will draw fluid into the bowel and allow for normal function if somewhat soft or even loose bowels- people undergoing colonoscopy drink a gallon to clear bowels. You can always use an enema with relative safety to provide direct hydration to the lower colon. ...Read more
Hello, I've been constipated for about 3.5 days took a stimulant laxative today about 7 hours ago and it had made me feel like I have to poop, but I caNt go because my stool is to hard. I took stoll softener 1 hour ago. Should I go to a doctor?
Osmotic laxative: I suggest Miralax powder: this is an osmotic laxative (draws water into your bowel) to achieve a normal, smooth bowel movement. Most other laxatives sold over the counter are irritative or increase colon spasm (peristalsis). Increase your fluid intake to 8-10 glasses of electrolyte rich fluids: Powerade, G-, Vitamin water, sports drinks and fiber (cereals, bran, shredded wheat, fresh produce ...Read more
Most Probably: It is not medically safe to starve yourself. Nutrition and exercise are a very important part of a safe weight loss regimen. It is not only about consuming the right amount of calories but also consuming the right foods as well. Lack of water will lead to dehydration and constipation. Discuss your weight loss regimen with your doctor. ...Read more
Three days ago I had an external pill on the left side of my anus without pain or bleeding and I had constipation my age is 23 what is wrong?
No worries...: Hemorrhoids or "piles" are normal anatomic veins at the anus. They are also referred to as "anal cushions". If you sit or stand a lot, or have constipation or diarrhea, these veins can enlarge and become evident. They might cause itching, pain or bleeding. They will shrink with time once the triggering event is abated. Good luck! ...Read more
Define problem pls: How do you define "constipation? " A medical definition is bowel infrequency (less than one bowel movement every 3-4 days). You're bowel frequency is thus in the normal range, but evaluation is clearly recommended if your abdomen is distended, if there is bleeding, weight loss, pain. Important consideration--is your "constipation" acute or chronic? ...Read more
Is constipation dangerous? I will have bowel moment only once in three days. Any home remidi. I am worried.
Dep. Severity; fluid: Matter of symptoms/severity - not just stool frequency, but also straining, incomplete evacuation, pain/cramp. Severe complications can incl bleeding and tears of colon, perhaps diverticulas and rectal tear/hemorrhoids. Increase fluids and fiber intake, review diet/meds/Thyroid (TSH)/pregnancy/diabetes w your doctor (potential gut allergies eg to milk/gluten) and consider psyllium/prunes if mild ...Read more
I'm experiencing severe heartburn for about three and a half days nonstop I have also had constipation what do I do?
I've been taking iron tablets for the past three days. I was a little constipated for two days, and today my stool was black- is this normal?
Unfortunately one of the side effects of iron supplementation is black stools. This will go away when you stop taking iron.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
I've been constipated for 24 days. I've seen three drs had blood work CT scans and pregnant tests. They say everything is fine.
My stomach has been hard and bloated and I've been breathless for the last three days. I have acid reflux & frequent constipation? What could it be?
Wondering why my? Hasn't been answerd its been three days strarts out I've lost 60 lbs in 11 mths, all ways hungery, thirsty, tired, urinating, dry mouth, constipated, and so on, be nice to get some kind of answer tests came back neg for diabetes, thyrio
I suspect you may have a medication side effect from all the medications you are taking.
You may be an excellent candidate for a pain clinic - a multidisciplinary program to help patients in chronic pain regain function and normalcy in their lives. Check with your doctor to see if you have a center in boise. ...Read more
It has been 32 days since I had unprotected sex and ever since then I have been very bloated, I'm having lower stomach cramps, I've been dizzy, light headed, constipated, my period never came on but I had very light spotting for three days around the time
Pregnancy test: Get a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more
Could I be pregnant? My period is three days late, my nipples are unusually hard and tender all day, I've been wanting steaks for about three weeks, headaches, insomnia and tiredness, nausea, constipated and looser bowels, and vaginal lower back and tummy
As: As your period is late and you have having typical symptoms such as breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, and cravings, it would be reasonable to take a pregnancy test to be sure and to put your mind at rest. Sometimes just hormonal fluctuations can cause those changes as you know, but taking a test would certainly be a reasonable action. ...Read more
Two days fasting / preparing before colonoscopy/endoscopy and now three days constipated. What should I do? Should I take laxative?
Not sure: Your colon was likely cleaned out completely for the procedure. Not going to the bathroom is not really constipation as its defined by hard bowel movement with lots of straining involved. Unless you have abd pain or distention I wouldn't be too worried about it. Try some prune juice and if that doesn't help you can try over the counter miralax (polyethylene glycol). If you have hist of constip start taking a stool softe. ...Read more
Hello Dr. I had a question regarding constipation relief. I took magnesium citrate three days ago and had success but have not had a BM since then?
May need more. I would move to the DASH eating plan to help.
DASH eating plan.
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And all will pass better. ...Read more
Is citrate of magnesium safe to relieve constipation? It's been three days constipated and too much horrible gas
What's your question: Sounds like you have chronic constipation, alternating with diarrhea, probably IBS? Make sure you get at least 25-30g of fiber in your diet, I like miralax (polyethylene glycol) as a laxative the best (you can get it over the counter) - take it as much as you need to produce regular soft BMs. ...Read more
My dad has a sharp pain on the right lower part of his abdomen he had diarrhea the constipation now diarrhea again for three days what kan it be?
Many possibilities: Such a pattern can result from many causes, including but not limited to gastroenteritis, irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), inflammatory bowel diseases like crohns or ulcerative colitis, or even constipation with stool leakage, to name a few more common ones. Evaluation with a good history and examination is needed to pinpoint a more specific cause. ...Read more
Held my Poo for three days straight now I don't feel the urge anymore n I'm constipated. Is it possible that I did irreversible nerve damage already?
Hi, Thank you for your question.
No you probably just temporarily desensitized yourself. Also your stool gets harder as it stays inside as your body reabsorbs water. You may need a laxative to help it out. Drink plenty of water.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
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Constipation still a week after hysteroscopy and nova ablation what shold I to have take senna tablets for three days but still no movement?
Pain med side effect: You are probably on pain medicines and the bowel peristalsis is slower. If senna is not helping, there are other medications that have been good for this short of enema, although enema would help if obstipated. Ask your doctor for other meds like dulcolax, polyethylene glycol, lactulose. Only your md can make the best decision after evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
My son got out of hospital with a bleeding ulcer he had twopints of blood icu three days he is now constipated what should could he is37?
Try dulcolax: Suppositories or fleet enema, (sodium bisphosphate) because laxatives might irritate his ulcer. Ask his doctor for specific advice. ...Read more
Problem soft brown sticky stool foul smelling gas. Constipated for three days difficult to pass, don't know all food allergies What to do?
Boyfriend had runny stool for three days, now is constipated with fevers and chills, loss of apetite, low energy, body aches, and headache.?
I got constipation after using ibuprofen for three days, what is the cause? Is it treatable? I read that it damages the small intestine and I'm worry
I gave my three year old son Miralax (polyethylene glycol) once last week to help with mild constipation and his stool has been loose and green for about 5-6 days ever since. Is that normal? Should I be concerned?
Possibly miralax (polyethylene glycol): The color of this poo is normal and nothing to worry about. What dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol) did he get? It would not be unusual for miraax to cause several days of loose stools. Is his belly distended? Any blood in the stool? Any exposures to reptiles or family members cooking chitlins? Another alternative to miralax (polyethylene glycol) is mineral oil to soften stools without the associated "blowouts" we see with miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more
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