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If i'm still constipated after a fleet enema and dulcolax, what can I try next?

If i'm still constipated after a fleet enema and dulcolax, what can I try next?

Miralax: This is an over the counter medication. Take one capful with whatever juice of fluid you prefer once a day. It is odorless and tasteless. ...Read more

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Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


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Rectum burns after i gave myself an enema- i still feel full . Just had colonoscopy it was clean, am i really constipated?

Rectum burns after i gave myself an enema- i still feel full . Just had colonoscopy it was clean, am i really constipated?

See your GI: If colonoscopy was "clean" means both your colon was cleaned out of stool and clear to visualize well surface and it was clear of any abnormalities then you have rectal burning after giving yourself an enema then wonder if you injured yourself inappropriately administering the enema to yourself. Rectal burning can also occur from drinking dr pepper. Check back with GI who did your colonoscopy. ...Read more

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2nd time Ive been constipated in a row. The 1st time I had to use an enema. Now its been 4 days. Ive been eating fruits veggies prunes. Still nothIng.

2nd time Ive been constipated in a row. The 1st time I had to use an enema. Now its been 4 days. Ive been eating fruits veggies prunes. Still nothIng.

Before self-treating: 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--these can be tested for (sitz marker study ; anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Will Miralax work for constipation from pain meds? Im taking 2 doses/day and Im still not having regular bowel movements. Can I increase? Senna did not work. Fleets enema on sunday with good results

Will Miralax work for constipation from pain meds? Im taking 2 doses/day and Im still not having regular bowel movements. Can I increase? Senna did not work.  Fleets enema on sunday with good results

Constipation: Miralax is a good choice. Use daily per label directions. Increase fluid intake and fresh fruits/vegetables. Get plenty of exercise if you can. Activity helps keep things moving. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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12 year old miralax 2 capfulls 3x day plus 3 senna day for constipation. 3 days today enema still has stomach pain from constipation ?

12 year old miralax 2 capfulls 3x day plus 3 senna day for constipation. 3 days today enema still has stomach pain from constipation ?

Go for exam: You've done as much as possible on your own. Now it is time for a professional to do a good exam and offer treatment. Don't wait. Chronic constipation can cause other problems including appendix infection, etc. Get to a clinic or doctor now. ...Read more

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Tried liquid suppository, MOM, mineral oil enema, still no BM from constipation due to meds and bruised ribs! What can I do now for immediate relief??

Magnesium citrate: You have correctly tried transrectal route for relief of your constipation. It is also helpful to treat from above with oral laxatives. One bottle of overt the counter magnesium citrate should work. If not you may need to seek medical care/advice. ...Read more

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