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Laxatives Not Working
Why are laxatives not working for me? I took two 5mg pills in the past 3.5 hours and absolutely nothing!
My kid 14 girl hasn't had a bm 4 7 days and she's vomiting stomach pain gave her laxative not working ?
Is she constipated?: A teenage girl can tell a parent if she has had a hard time pooping. If yes, then she has been constipated, and does need a "clean out". If she has been pooping soft or loose poops, every 1/2 to 2 days, without problems, then she is unlikely to be holding on to a big amount of poop (meaning little will come out with laxatives). The dr. Can decide if an enema is needed (they are over-the-counter). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple options: Many treatments for constipation - glycerin suppository will give acute relief mineral oil is apowerful yet gentle way to clear up constipation (short term use only) long term: Increase soluble fiber, at least 2 tablespoons daily Colace (DSS) capsule twice daily also can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What medical issues should I be concerned about if i am having chronic constipation and miralax (polyethylene glycol) and other laxatives are not working?
Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
What can cause chronic constipation a whole year after gallbladder removal? I have tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) and other laxatives, nothing is working
Chronic contipation: is probably not related to gallbladder surgery. You need to see a doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
It's been 4days since i've had a bowel, i tried laxatives and there not working, i try to fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) and that worked perfect 4 me how often can I use?
See below: Generally they can be used every few days as needed. If the problem persists, see your family doctor. ...Read more
Sudden onset bowel irregularity - fiber, probiotics, water, etc not working! laxatives only offer temporary relief. Causes?
Constipation?: If you have not seen a gastroenterologist yet, you should see one to determine what is happening. ...Read more
6 days without bowel movement due to medications. Laxatives & prune juice aren't working. What should I do? (I am working away so can't see GP)
Stop the meditations: That seems to be the obvious choice ...Read more
I have been constipated for 2 months now. Taken many laxatives that worked at first. Now none are working at all. Had lots of fluids. what can I do ?
Constipation: Be careful that you do not become dependent on the laxatives. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. If none are found, consider seeing a nutritionist. Do you exercise? A Chinese formula called "Cholinex" in English has Rhubarb in it and some folks find that a helpful non-drug approach. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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