Am I constipated, what should I do?

Am I constipated, what should I do? Topic: Am I constipated, what should I do?
July 20, 2019 / By Jamie
Question: I haven't pooped since sunday and its wednesday night.... I've had really bad stomach pains since last night and I've tried to go the bathroom but nothing happens. What should I do?
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Epiphany Epiphany | 4 days ago
At this point take a stool softener. And get a cup of hot coffee (starbucks has a house coffee for under $2 that is so strong, it can remove paint from your car...lol) and increase your fluids. And what they do in the hospital after you have a baby or surgery, is give the patient a warm cup of prune juice (it starts the ball rolling). Patients can't be discharged until they have a bowl movement. Believe me it works. I really hope you feel better soon. Take care.
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Epiphany Originally Answered: Why am I constipated?
You probably need to improve your diet as you seem to have a constipation problem. For constipation, castor oil is very good for a one-off remedy as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22c... but it is unsuitable for regular use. For constipation, suppositories, laxatives and enemas are all totally unnecessary if you eat the right foods. All fruit and vegetables in very large amounts are laxative. You need to permanently change your diet or you are likely to get colon cancer. Constipation can make you extremely unwell and can lead to colon cancer as it causes a build up of carcinogenic toxins in the system. The intake of foods such as milk, cheese, white rice, white flour and red meat should be restricted, because they tend to contribute to constipation. Any food that has had the fiber stripped out, the nutrients processed out or slows down the digestion is a constipation culprit. Here's a list of foods shown to cause constipation problems: •Meats, especially fatty meats, red meat and processed meats, •Dairy Products, such as cheese, ice cream and whole milk, •Fast Foods – burgers, French fries and other fried foods, pizza, etc., •Refined grains, like white rice or any refined white flour products, •Highly starchy foods – white potatoes, corn and all refined grains, •Pastries and other high sugar products, such as cakes, cookies and pies, •Deep-fried foods, chips and other foods that are high in bad fats. You can see lots more in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22n... which tells you "Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation" and the right foods to eat.

Cindy Cindy
basically before you take action you need to assess how severe your constipation is.Since it has only been a few days try drinking more water, increasing your physical activity and eating high fiber foods such as high fiber bread, fruits, vegetables, beans. If this doesn't work and you have not had a bowell movement for over a week then you can consider taking laxatives and stool softeners- be sure to drink a lot of water with these medications and still do the previously stated activities to help the process. If its been over a week or two and you have severe pain, your abdomen is more rounded and firm than usual or rigid you should seek medical attention- at the very least, an urgent care center. However, remember, it is normal for some people to go 2-3 days without a bowell movement.
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Babs Babs
You could be constipated, but 3 days is not excessively long. I would try metamucil or another mild laxative and see if that regulates you. That could be the cause of your pain, but you will know one way or the other after you have a BM.
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Acheflour Acheflour
Take a laxative or a stool softener. My cousin had chronic constipation or whatever and he would take two tablespoons of mineral oil every night, so I would try that. it's always worked for me. If you don't make a bowel movement soon, you should contact your doctor.
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Sylvester Sylvester
NO, don't take a laxative, take a stool softener, there is a big difference, mainly how much time you want to spend having diarrea.
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Sylvester Originally Answered: Why do i keep getting constipated?
Not trying to freak you out but it's a possibility that you might have hemorrhoids (if you don't usually drink water--like when you where a kid or something). hemorrhoids are wads of veins that sit and the end of your rectum. so theyre pretty painful. you may wanna grab a mirror and check down there. they can be very painful because they block the flow of...poo...and cause constipation if thats not the case you probably have a regular (sorta) case of constipation. try laxatives and avoid things like cheese and ice cream. well, wait, you already did that. um...try going in for a colonoscopy for your doctors to view your colon. you can also try a colonic. a colonic is where water is released into your colon and sent into your intenstine with a tube that is inserted in your anus and the water would cause the muscles of the colon to contract and feces will feel the pressure and sort of flow out into a closed waste system. basically, you're getting cleaned out. you'll feel a bit of discomfort in the abdomen but you'll get cleaned out :] good luck!

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