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I need to know how to make a friend have a bowel movement after she had a back and neck injury?
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Bowel medications
If your friend has a spinal cord injury (with paralysis), then you should consult a physician to ensure a safe technique.
If the constipation is due to pain medications, it is wise to take a stool softener once or twice daily while taking pain pills. For a home remedy, try a dulcolax 10 mg suppository placed in the rectum and she should have results in an hour. See a doctor if there is no result.

In brief: Bowel medications
If your friend has a spinal cord injury (with paralysis), then you should consult a physician to ensure a safe technique.
If the constipation is due to pain medications, it is wise to take a stool softener once or twice daily while taking pain pills. For a home remedy, try a dulcolax 10 mg suppository placed in the rectum and she should have results in an hour. See a doctor if there is no result.
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