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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Obstipation (Overview)

Obstipation = severe & often prolonged constipation.


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
81 doctors shared insights

Obstipation (Overview)

Obstipation = severe & often prolonged constipation.


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Treatments for obstipation?

Treatments for obstipation?

Prevention: Prevent obstipation (constipation) with drinking plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements like metamucil, eat healthy high fiber foods and avoid junk foods, use enemas (fleets) and laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) from the drug store. See a doctor if you develop abdominal pain or vomiting. ...Read more

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Chronic upper left ab pain. Been treated for severe constipation. Blood test and pelvic exam clear as was colonoscopy. What could be cause?

Chronic upper left ab pain. Been treated for severe constipation. Blood test and pelvic exam clear as was colonoscopy. What could be cause?

Need more info: It seems to be chronic constipation, but really need more info to be able to help you with this and these forums are very limited. If your colonoscopy, pelvic exam and blood tests are negative, that is a good start. There are a few other imaging modalities, but the decision of which one really depends on knowing the whole story. Definitely continue speaking with your doc. ...Read more

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How do I cure severe constipation?

How do I cure severe constipation?

Not really: If you feel yogurt will help your constipation, you are wrong. You need to consume more high fiber foods, vegetables and fruits and lot of water to wash it down constipation is related to what you eat and drink. ...Read more

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How many prunes should I eat to get rid of my severe constipation?

How many prunes should I eat to get rid of my severe constipation?

May or may not help: Eating prunes can help, but it does not work for everyone. I have never seen or heard of prune-overdose, so enjoy as many as you wish. If not better in 2-3 days, try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) fibercon, senokot-s, colace, Metamucil etc... For quicker relief, enema may help. Occasional use of milk-of-magnesia or mag-citrate for really-backed cases. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is obstipation and dyschezia? What tests are used for the diagnosis?

Constipation: This means you have severe constipation and difficulty actually defecating or having a bowel movement. None of your medications and the procedures you listed should not affect this function. There can be many reasons for these problems, but there are standard definitions of constipation (# of bowel movements per week, form of the stool, consistency, size, etc). ...Read more

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Treatments for obstipation?

Prevention: Prevent obstipation (constipation) with drinking plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements like metamucil, eat healthy high fiber foods and avoid junk foods, use enemas (fleets) and laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) from the drug store. See a doctor if you develop abdominal pain or vomiting. ...Read more

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What are the complications of bowel obstipation in kids?

What are the complications of bowel obstipation in kids?

Chronic constipation: Can lead to encopresis, (liquid stool leaking around impacted stool), distention of the colon, difficulty toilet training, stool with-holding; also, diverticulosis/ diverticulitis & possible increased incidence of colon cancer in one's 40's. It requires thorough clean-out with go-litely or enemas, then MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) & bowel re-training for at least 6 mos, aiming for soft stools at least every other day. ...Read more

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I have severe constipation?

I have severe constipation?

Need more info: Make sure you bet a high fiber diet and drink plenty of fluids. I would also start MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) ever night and then be evaluated by a md. ...Read more

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What's the fix for severe constipation?

What's the fix for severe constipation?

Medication and diet: Severe constipation can be treated effectively with medications but also it is important to make sure there is no underlying condition presenting as constipation e.G of condition : thyroid disease, irritable bowel, celiac disease. There are both over the counter medications and prescribed medications that can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Why might someone have severe constipation?

Why might someone have severe constipation?

Fiber is good but: If you are not drinking enough fluid it can lead to constipation. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate and lead to constipation. Generally i recommend 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids every day. It will take 10-14 days of this regimen to see improvement. If not better need to have a GI workup for other causes of constipation. ...Read more

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What to do in severe constipation?

What to do in severe constipation?

Clean house.: First step is to have a "blow out." this can be started with manual disimpaction / enema and completed with a cathartic such as magnesium citrate. Afterwards you should start a program of additive agents such as senna / docusate and perhaps an osmotic agent depending upon the nature of your constipation. The goal is one formed bm/day. ...Read more

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How do I cure severe constipation?

Not really: If you feel yogurt will help your constipation, you are wrong. You need to consume more high fiber foods, vegetables and fruits and lot of water to wash it down constipation is related to what you eat and drink. ...Read more

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How to cure a severe constipation?

How to cure a severe constipation?

Constipation : Most importantly, drink plenty of fluids. At least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day is recommended. Add fiber to your diet such as bran, prunes and vegetables. Exercise everyday. If you continue to have a problem, add a fiber product such as Benefiber or Metamucil. If you do not get relief, try Miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more