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What To Do For Impacted Bowels
Is it safe and non-habit forming to use Metamucil daily? I just had an impacted bowel and don't want it again. Thank you!
X rayshowed impacted bowel. Have had off and on rectal bleeding then sudden diarrhea what could cause this?
Constipation: Colon impaction from chronic constipation can cause all types of abdominal bloating & discomfort. Straining to have hard bm will cause pain & rectal bleeding. Diarrhea can be an attempt at the body trying to eliminate the excess bowel waste. Drink more liquids, eat more fiber, try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative. See a doctor for an exam & discussion of treatment options. Read more
Cause of pain in the upper abdominal area...Around where the diaphragm is located. Dad is 73. Has recently had a impacted bowel but they found no caus?
Not enough info: I would recommend he see his primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist to help evaluate this further. Upper abdominal pain can be due to many different things, including gastritis/ulcers, gallbladder disease, constipation, irritable bowel, etc etc. Feel free to reach out to me if I can help your dad in our Sandy office. Read more
Constipated but still have small bowel movements with a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Could I be impacted?
Possible: You could check yourself with a glove to find out. Try NaturalCalmcan get on internet it's a magnesium product you can titrate till you pass the lumps. Be sure they come out because diarrhea will pass an obstruction. Then when clean you cN back odd untilyou have banana shaped stool without straining Read more
Diagnosed with impacted bowel at ileocaecal valve, and colonoscopy was not successful, now looking at surgical removal. What can I expect?
Depends on cause: It is nott clear what is causing the blockage at the ileocecal valve - tumor, inflammation with or without scarring, infection, intussusception, twist (volvulus). In any case, the surgical approaches include open surgery or minimally invasive (laparoscopic or robotic). More than likely, part of your ileum (distal small bowel) and part of the right colon, will be removed and the ends reconnected. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed as impacted bowel at the em room 3 days ago. I stopped solids, liquids, colace, (docusate sodium) @ went some still have cramps @ full feel, what can I do?
Laxatives may help: If you mean you had a stool impaction, this is usually from severe constipation. This can be due to such things as narcotics or a motility problem. In some situations reducing narcotics with some laxatives may help. If it is related to chronic laxatives, you should see a specialist to help your bowel function. Read more
My abdominal area hurts badly. I have produced a bowel movement today. I thought I was impacted so I gave myself an enema, which produced nothing. Why?
I'm in hospital. X-ray said impacted bowel. Left side swelling. Waiting in mri. They say structure. Will see a surgeon. What operations can they do?
? stricture: From your history you seem to have some type of inflammatory bowel disease. The stricture may be a result of this disease process. Often the surgery is a segmental resection. However, if you have crohn's disease, this may cause the disease to become involved in the area of bowel adjacent to the resected tissue. Read more
I had a bowel colposcopy came back I have IBS seen my colon on screen all clear inside, 2weeks later vomiting poop im told I am backed up impacted poo?
Constipated?: If you are constipated- drink at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 of fruit per day along with other foods which are high in fiber. Get regular physical activitiy. You may need to consider use of an over the counter laxative. Read more
IBD is not IBS: If by "inflammed bowels" you mean inflammatory bowel disease, such as crohn's & ulcerative colitis, it is an over expression of the immune system that causes not just problems with the colon, but sometime diseases of the upper GI tract and surrrounding organs. Genetics, environment, ethnic origin all play a role in "flaring" the disease. Distinguish: infection, ischemia, from symptoms of ibs. Read more
Relaxation of bowels: We have been endowed with the gift of bowels to excrete what is waste in the body and what can cause harm to the body. If we are tense, if we hoard things, obsessed with control. We are not relaxed, nor are our bowels. If we have constipation of ideas, feel stuck, and our bowels may not be relaxed. Feeling relaxed, taking things in stride, accepting things, we can not change wii relax the bowels. Read more
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