For the last 3 days I've been constipated so I went to the ER.?
Topic: For the last 3 days I've been constipated so I went to the ER.?
May 22, 2019 / By Babs Question:
To get it check out and the physician said it was just severe constipation. I took some prescribe Careone Stool softener and Magnesium Citrate 5 hours ago but nothing has happened. how much longer will it take for the stool softener to take effect? And what other actions should I take to help me get rid off this constipation? (beside drinking prune juice and eating fiber) Please HELP!!!!
Best Answers: For the last 3 days I've been constipated so I went to the ER.?
Acheflour | 7 days ago
They should kick in anywhere from 8-12 hours after taking them. Lay off the fiber and drink a few glasses of water. That will help the softening action. The mag citrate is a stimulant for your bowels, so you have both actions going on, which is pretty much how you want it. If you get real desperate and don't mind a little of the opposite problem (diarrhea) you can take an enema which should blast off in 5 -10 minutes, but it may be a bit of overkill with what you have already taken. Just get some water in to you so there something for the softener to work with. Hang in there. This too shall pass.
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Originally Answered: Constipated for 5 days!?
Take a laxative for heaven sakes. Milk of Magnesia works quickly and does not cause cramping. Get the mint flavored variety (the unflavored is horrible) and if you feel like you have to pass gas, go to the bathroom.
Make sure you're not eating too much fiber!!
Take a heating pad (or if you dont have one heat up a bag of rice and wrap it in a towel) and put it on your stomach. It can help relax your muscles and get things flowing or it can at least help ease any pain you're in. Other than that just take it easy and try not to stress the meds will kick in and you should be feeling better pretty soon.
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Well whenever I have constipation I usually drink 5 glasses of water one after the other, it solves the problem most of the time. each glass is approx. 250ml and take three breaths while drinking one glass of water. Too much liquid in your system will sure clean your body.
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Your name sounds Mexican. If you are indeed a Mexican eat some of your food. It always gives me the shytes.
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Originally Answered: Constipated for two days?
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When you know there's a big hard lump of s.h.i.t in there, best thing is to take a glycerine suppository or a soap-sliver suppository - either one will empty your butt in minutes.