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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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