Topic: URGENT! I HAVE BEEN CONSTIPATED FOR SIX DAYS. WHAT DO I DO?
January 29, 2020 / By Tanner Question:
I always have the urge to poop but it hurts so much :( my mom isnt being much of a help.. She is scolding me saying that i am not brave.. And fibre doesnt work.. I took many medicines but they dont work.. I am crying now, it REALLY hurts! Pleeeeeaaase help ;(
Rika | 1 day ago
6 days is a long time with no bowel movement, you are severly constipated. At this point, you HAVE to get your bowels to move to avoid complications like vomiting, or a bowel obstruction, possibly requiring hospitalization. If your Mom won't get you an enema, then you need to get yourself to have a bowel movement. Take a sandwich baggy or saran wrap, or a piece of a plastic bag. Put the bag over your pointer finger and put lotion, vaseoline, or cooking oil on it. Next insert the finger, (with the bag on it) into your butt hole (anal area) & gently move your finger up and down & side ways. This should loosen your stool (poop.) Keep doing this until you start to have a bowel movement. To prevent this the next time, drink more water, and eat fiber. I know this doesn't sound like fun, but this is what you have to do. (Been a nurse for 26 years, and have done this SO many times to help patients.) ;
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This is an emergency and it is severe pain you should go see a doctor IMMEDIATELY!
And for next time if it happens catch it earlier. Take a laxative. Ex-lax is a laxative which is a pill or tablet that you can get it at a drug store, or Walmart. And basically what it does is Ex-Lax tablets and pills start to work eight to twelve hours after you take them. The recommended dose should be taken at bedtime to produce relief from constipation the following morning. Do not use laxatives for more than two weeks without calling your doctor, as laxative overuse can aggravate your symptoms.
Go see a doctor IMMEDIATELY!!!
If your constipated I would drink a nice 8 or 16 oz cup of coffee or cappuccino. Always does the trick for me, can't finish the whole cup before needing to go.
Dehydration can also be a cause. Drink extra water (artificial fibre supplements tend to dehydrate you)