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Doctor insights on: Sjogrens Disease And Severe Constipation

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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 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

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Can i die from severe constipation?

Can i die from severe constipation?

Unlikely: Severe constipation leading to obstruction in the large bowel can lead to death but this is unlikely in a healthy young adult. You are more likely to suffer from abdominal pain or hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What should I use for severe constipation?

What should I use for severe constipation?

Diet and fluids: A good high fiber diet and plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids should do the trick...Nothing more nothing less. 80-100 ounces of fluids per day at a minimum. ...Read more

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Could a person die from severe constipation for 2 weeks?

Could a person die from severe constipation for 2 weeks?

No: Unlikely. The body will still try to evacuate wastes it will just be harder. Try increasing the fluid intake in your diet. Fresh fruits, vegetables, fibre, cereals also help. ...Read more

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I have severe constipation after water fast. What's my next step?

Start water again..: Dehydration causes constipation and in your case, resuming normal water usage will likely resolve your problem. You may need to use quite a bit to get back the water that you lost from recent restriction. Adding a bit of fibers will help. For a more rapid relief, a gentle fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) will likely result in quick evaculation. If not helpful, consult your doc...Good luck. ...Read more

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My son is two years old and had a severe constipation from last two days?

My son is two years old and had a severe constipation from last two days?

Short or long term?: If this is just a one time thing for a few days, usually just some extra fluids and/or juice. You could do a one-time infant glycerin suppository as well (you know where that goes!). If it is a long term problem, then some diet changes with less milk products and more fiber needed. In addition, a product called MiraLAX (generic peg or polyethylene glycol) used on a routine basis is helpful. ...Read more

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Could you tell if there anyway my hymen is affected by severe constipation?

Could you tell if there anyway my hymen is affected by severe constipation?

NO WAY: Constipation affects your colon and GI tract. Your hymen is in the vagina and related to your gynecologic tract or structures. Should be no relation between the two. ...Read more

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I am suffering from severe constipation. I am 41 years old and my weight is 85 kg.

I am suffering from severe constipation. I am 41 years old and my weight is 85 kg.

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. If no help , need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I've had severe constipation for the last 48 hours. Tonight I've had diahorea with undigested mushroom pieces. Is this normal?

I've had severe constipation for the last 48 hours. Tonight I've had diahorea with undigested mushroom pieces. Is this normal?

Diarrhea & Constipat: Not normal but not uncommon to have what you get. Try to eat healthy balanced and fiber diet to get regular bowel movement. You might have mild food poisoning from your food. Keep your self hydrated. If no better in a day or two, see your doc. Thanj you. ...Read more

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If medication you take causes severe constipation, but you take that med everyday. therefore keeping the constipation there, could that kill you?

If medication you take causes severe constipation, but you take that med everyday. therefore keeping the constipation there, could that kill you?

Difficult problem...: This is more common than you might think. It is rare that severe constipation would kill someone, but significant medical issues can arise. Work with your doctor on figuring out a bowel regimen that works for you, trying to have a reasonable size bowel movement about every 2-3 days. High fiber, LOTS of water. Try mineral oil 1 tablespoon by mouth 2x/day. Good luck. ...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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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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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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What can I do about severe constipation?

What can I do about severe constipation?

Full assessment: Constipation has many contributors. Diet high in simple carbohydrates (potatoes, rice, starches), lack of exercise, and lack of fluid intake are primary reasons, followed closely by medications that dry you out. If you are a woman, menopause can also be a contributor. That being said, adding daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) 17g twice a day with water will help, and follow with an otc mild laxative for a few days. ...Read more

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How to relieve very severe constipation?

How to relieve very severe constipation?

Diet vs medication: There are lot of good medications available to help with constipation. The dose and safety will depend on the age of patient. Three steps to treat constipation: good initial clean out , then maintenance and then adjusting diet to help wean off and decrease use of medications. Some patients may need medications for a long time and that is okay depending on what meds they are on. ...Read more

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What can you do about severe constipation?

What can you do about severe constipation?

Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! stop the caffeine! ...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 can be done to cure a severe constipation?

What can be done to cure a severe constipation?

Diet and fluids: A good high fiber diet and plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids should do the trick...Nothing more nothing less. 80-100 ounces of fluids per day at a minimum. ...Read more

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I suffer from severe constipation once in a week?

I suffer from severe constipation once in a week?

Fiber and water: drink more water and eat more fiber, or add metamucil or similar fiber supplement. If getting worse see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can a person die if they have had severe constipation?

Can a person die if they have had severe constipation?

Rare but yes...: Severe constipation can rarely cause hard, dry stool to erode through the colon wall. Peritonitis can occur, and death is a possibility. Having said that, most people's constipation will never become that extreme. Drink lots of water and increase your fiber intake- psyllium is a good fiber supplement. And see your doctor for help! ...Read more

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How can I help my two kids with "severe constipation"?

How can I help my two kids with "severe constipation"?

Fiber and fluids: Whole grain cereals, bran, fruits eaten with the skin/rind, vegetables. Drinking lots of water and fruit juices like prunes, pears, etc. ...Read more

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I get severe constipation during summer. Why would this happen?

I get severe constipation during summer. Why would this happen?

Excessive fluid: Losses due to heat and more strenous activity along with excessive soft drinks and tea with caffeine and alcohol all can lead to constipation. ...Read more

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After how many days would it be dangerous to have severe constipation?

After how many days would it be dangerous to have severe constipation?

One week: Bowel movement can be very variable. Usually it is still consider as normal when it is down to once a week. Stool softeners are very helpful to regulate bowel movement as well as diet rich in fibers. In old people, fecaloma (stool impaction in the distal large bowel) may require evacuation. ...Read more

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Severe constipation for last few days, took Meta mucil but didn't help. ?

Severe constipation for last few days, took Meta mucil but didn't help. ?

Many more options: Metamucil is helpful in preventing constipation but you have to take it regularly. it is too late to help you now. To relieve the present problem, you should pick up over the counter relief medicines such as Dulcolax or Senokot or Milk of Magnesia and take a generous dose now and every 4-6 hourly till you have a good bowel movement. For future, eat extra fruits and vegetables and grains/Fiber. ...Read more

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