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Warning signs of a bowel obstruction? Is severe constipation still able to be relieved after 3-4wks w/o a bm?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Normal bowel habits

In addition to seeing a doc for your impaction you need to be evaluated for other causes of bowel impaction.
You might need a bowel regimen, colonoscopy and close momitoring until you get back to normal...A daily bowel movement.

In brief: Normal bowel habits

In addition to seeing a doc for your impaction you need to be evaluated for other causes of bowel impaction.
You might need a bowel regimen, colonoscopy and close momitoring until you get back to normal...A daily bowel movement.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Ly Phan
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If it is that long since the last bowel movement.
It is advisable to seek help from your physician. Even with severe impaction, we have ways of clearing it out.

In brief: Yes

If it is that long since the last bowel movement.
It is advisable to seek help from your physician. Even with severe impaction, we have ways of clearing it out.
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Where would poop go?

Constipation is one of those things that a person cannot let go on for more than a few days, because the food he eats forms poop, and where would the poop go? There is no way to relieve constipation except to get the poop out.
There are many ways to do that, depending on the condition of the poop, the patient, and the plans of his primary and gastrointestinal doctors. The poop must come out.

In brief: Where would poop go?

Constipation is one of those things that a person cannot let go on for more than a few days, because the food he eats forms poop, and where would the poop go? There is no way to relieve constipation except to get the poop out.
There are many ways to do that, depending on the condition of the poop, the patient, and the plans of his primary and gastrointestinal doctors. The poop must come out.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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