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I haven't had a bowel movement in nearly 7 days - what can I do?
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Dr. Sanjay Jain
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: OTC laxatives
There could be a number of things going and you need to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist.
If you have no abdominal pain, fever, bleeding from rectum and symptoms are chronic, you should start with fiber supplement and stool softners along with daily exercise and increase fluid intake. If you have any of the above, seek immediate medical attention.

In brief: OTC laxatives
There could be a number of things going and you need to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist.
If you have no abdominal pain, fever, bleeding from rectum and symptoms are chronic, you should start with fiber supplement and stool softners along with daily exercise and increase fluid intake. If you have any of the above, seek immediate medical attention.
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