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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Obstipation (Overview)

Obstipation is a symptom in which one has severe constipation, often leading to fecal impaction.


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
81 doctors shared insights

Obstipation (Overview)

Obstipation is a symptom in which one has severe constipation, often leading to fecal impaction.


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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