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My girlfriend has extreme constipation, can't poop with laxatives(senna) can go thru a week w/o pooping. She was 160lbs then now she's 120lbs?
Not normal: The weight loss is extreme- would need to know her height to determine expected "normal" weight. In addition, was she trying to loose weight? Are their other symptoms such as vomiting? A couple of conditions that could explain both problems include low thyroid hormone levela and celiac disease. ...Read more
False rumors: Neither laxatives nor masturbation affects menstrual cycle. Laxatives only make you have a bowel movement but you don't want to become dependent upon them either. Masturbation, done in privacy of your dwelling, as long as it doesn't affect your relationship w/others, is harmless. And definitely doesn't affect your menses. ...Read more
Senna Side Effects: Potential side effects w senna may include rectal bleeding (black, tarry, malodorous stools), abdominal cramping & pain, nausea / vomiting, diarrhea, gas, brown urine & feeling lightheaded. Dehydration, reduced potassium levels, liver problems,cardiac arrhythmia and kidney damage may occur. Discuss use of Senna with your physician if pregnant. It should not be used longer than 7 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to get a normal digestive rhythm again after overdosing on senna laxative tablets?
May: Take several weeks to months depending on how long you were chronically taking them. It is worth the wait and the sooner you get off the laxatives the better you will be and feel. ...Read more
Senna - Glycerin: Both glycerin and senna laxatives are rather safe, but they do work in different ways. Senna is considered a stimulant laxative and glycerin is a lubricant. Depending on the cause of the constipation, glycerin is the "gentler" option. However, I have seen situations where both senna and glycerin suppositories were used together. ...Read more
Yes: But any meds you may want to take , you should ask your OB as your OB may want you to use something else. ...Read more