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No Bowel Movement After Magnesium Citrate
Magnesium sulphate: It takes about 45 minutes to2to3 hours for it to start working, if it has been that long then you can drink more.It will work and you will go to bathroom again and again till your bowels are cleaned. ...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
May be impacted: You may have a stool impaction. This is a large collection of stool that has hardened to the point abdominal it's very hard to clear. You get stomach cramps as gas and fluid backs up around and stretching the colon. You should see your doctor about this. He may have to arrange for disimpaction. Or a G.I. Evaluation and colonoscopy. Good health. ...Read more
After taking daily Miralax (polyethylene glycol) my stomach starts gurgling & hyperactive bowel sounds. Is this normal?? Constipated from meds no abd pain or nausea.
Will Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and prune juice help pass/soften hard stool in the rectum? I haven't had a normal bowel movement in 10 days but I'm passing gas.
No bm/2+ wks, normal is 1 bm every 2-3 wks. Some discomfort, not using laxitive that cause bad pain stool sftner take 4+ days. No bm w/ fiber, advice?
Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Transit time through your colon must be very slow and your colon reabsorbs water making the stool firm and hard. Fiber may only bulk things up worse if you have slow transit time. Try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) over the counter, as it works by keeping water in the stool making it easier to move through and keeping the stools soft. ...Read more
Constipated for days. Mag Citrate only causing gas & bloating. No movement. Took 5 hours ago. Ate some food. Try enema? Go to ER? Trying linzess tomor
What's the cause?: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full ; bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly, or if there is something extrinsic to the gut causing problems. Your answer comes from evaluation. ...Read more
Constipated for 3 wks.Took MiraLax & Colace 3 days, didn't help. I've had small, hard BMs but not much.Took mag citrate (300mL) & had diarrhea after. No formed stools. Bloating, abd. & low back pain,borbor. Could this be a partial bowel obstruction?
Bloated & constipated. Haven't had a complete bowel movement in over 5 days. Took 2 Colace & 1 suppository. Only partial movements. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe?
Constipation: If you have a strong urge to have a bm but can't, work from below with a dulcolax rectal suppository or fleets enema or a gentle tap water enema. In stubborn cases manual disimpaction is required. If you don't have an urge to move your bowels and are not having severe cramps, then miralax (polyethylene glycol) or other laxatives can be used. ...Read more
Had a good bowel movement 3 days ago but can't pass a bowel movement now. Very constipated even though I'm taking stool softeners &drinking alot?
Fiber and Magnesium: Try adding several tablespoonfuls of psyllium husks (Konsyl) to your daily regimen. Mix and drink fast, as it will solidify in the glass otherwise. Follow with another glass of water. Do this daily. Add magnesium to your diet, as well--500-1500 mg per day. You can't overdose on magnesium, because it will give you diarrhea. Find the dose that's right for you. ...Read more
If after taking Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) & no bowel movement has occurred after being constipated 6 days, should I go to the ER?
5w old supplemented baby constipated 1 big bowel movement after rectal stimulation a small bowel movement with suppository 2xday Karo syrup still pain?
3 weeks no bowel movement. Drank full bottle of magnesium citrate 24 hours ago and still nothing. What can I do?
Constipation: You need to see your doctor ASAP. He/she will likely test to determine if you have a blockage and help you fix it if one is there. This is a dangerous condition so please see doc now to be safe and to feel better. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Constipation. Laxatives, fiber, water, diet changes, even castor oil haven't worked. Colonoscopy 3 years ago showed no bowel obstruction. Help?
Schedule changes: May try getting up 15 minutes earlier, exercising, and then having a warm breakfast and then time to go to the bathroom for bowel function. This is retraining your bowel and may help. This may take a few days to help, but please be patient. Cut back on dairy products, as this can cause constipation. Sorry you have had so much trouble, but this can be treated. ...Read more
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