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If I'm still constipated after a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) and dulcolax, what can I try next?

If I'm still constipated after a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) and dulcolax, what can I try next?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): 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.

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

2nd time I've been constipated in a row. The 1st time I had to use an enema. Now its been 4 days. I've 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.

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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.

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I am experiencing constipation. I have already did saline enema and side still has pain on right side I get pains all the time doc says it's constipa?

I am experiencing constipation. I have already did saline enema and side still has pain on right side I get pains all the time doc says it's constipa?

Constipation: Please try the following measures: Add some processed or synthetic fiber-such as Citrucel, Metamucil, or Perdiem-to your diet each day. Try a stool softener, such as Colace, if your stools are very hard. Try Swisskris. Follow the directions on the label. Exercise and increase fluid intake.

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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.

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

Constipation: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) 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.

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

12 year old miralax (polyethylene glycol) 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.

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Can I use enemas against constipation for longterm?

Can I use enemas against constipation for longterm?

Get checked: See gastroenterologist to he diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Please describe a good enema to use for long term constipation (two years)?

Please describe a good enema to use for long term constipation (two years)?

Fleet: Plain or mineral oil is ok. However, you need to be examined to determine the cause of your recent constipation, with a colonoscopy if you haven't had one in the past few years. Also try eating a high fiber diet and drinking more fluids and less caffeine and alcohol both of which contribute to constipation.

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I completely emptied myself out last tuesday, but now I'm constipated again and I'm afraid to use an enema or to go by myself.

Constipation.: Sounds like you may need something to help keep you regular. Regular adequate fluid intake is key in your age group for preventing constipation. Secondarily, daily stool softeners may help. Consider dioctyl sodium succinate or a similar med from your pharmacy - talk to the pharmacist or to your doc.

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Is it OK, as an exception or say once a month, to take three small 5oz enemas in a morning for thorough cleansing, nothing to do with constipation.

Fiber not Enema: Careful, stretching your colon/rectum can over stretch it and cause adjustment and damage in the nerve receptors that control the peristalsis and sensation of going to the BR. Some people end up chronically constipated, always needing an enema. It is best to eat much fiber, so it naturally moves quickly. If a "toxin" was not absorbed over "miles" of small intestine villus, it will not be absorbed

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