3750 Shares

No bowel Movement for a month? HELP!?

No bowel Movement for a month? HELP!? Topic: No bowel Movement for a month? HELP!?
September 23, 2019 / By Caleigh
Question: Ok, well actually I have only had 3 bowel movements in over a month, but they were with the assistance of laxatives. I am a little worried because I remember my next door neighbor died from intestinal blockage when I was a kid. It's been 9 days since the last laxative and I am afraid to take another as it's pretty painful and uncomfortable once it starts to work. Sorry if too much information. I am 23 years old, my diet hasn't really changed any. My stomach feels bloated and feels hard, I've gained weight(of course) but otherwise I don't really feel "sick" and the bloating and stuff isn't too serious and that's why I think I have let it go on so long... because It wasn't "that bad". I've tried eating healthier and drinking water, but nothing seems to work. I've also tried different oils, fruits and milk of magnesia... but nothing else works. What should I do? Has anyone ever been diagnosed based on these symptoms? Or am I just being paranoid because of my play-grandma(the neighbor that passed away) and this is just nothing serious to be concerned about? I dunno... pls help
Best Answer

Best Answers: No bowel Movement for a month? HELP!?

Alycia Alycia | 3 days ago
Perhaps you could try binging on prunes, oranges or mandarins as all fruit in very large amounts is laxative. Castor oil is very good for a one-off remedy but should never be used on a regular basis. If nothing works you might perhaps need one or more enemas. Perhaps there is a blockage in the system that needs a doctor.
👍 274 | 👎 3
Did you like the answer? No bowel Movement for a month? HELP!? Share with your friends
Alycia Originally Answered: No bowel Movement for a month? HELP!?
Perhaps you could try binging on prunes, oranges or mandarins as all fruit in very large amounts is laxative. Castor oil is very good for a one-off remedy but should never be used on a regular basis. If nothing works you might perhaps need one or more enemas. Perhaps there is a blockage in the system that needs a doctor.

Verne Verne
Babies are not always regular when it comes to bowel movements. This drove me crazy when my twins were infants. They have gas all the time and cry for that, and so it's hard to tell when they're constipated. But it is definitely normal for them not to have a movement every day. If your baby is on formula, do not switch formulas until you've talked with your doctor. If you have any concerns at all, talk to your pediatrician. That's what they're there for. But don't worry, your baby should be fine. But a little backup from the doctor will make you feel better. EDIT: You've received some interesting and possibly useful ideas for constipation remedies. However, your baby is only one month old, and I wouldn't give the baby anything other than breastmilk or the formula you've been feeding your baby without first consulting with the pediatrician.
👍 120 | 👎 -1

Rorie Rorie
Being constipated is the worst but please don't compare yourself to the old woman next door. When we age, our bodies slow down. Your intestine is actually a muscle that moves on its own... as you age, the movement stops making it harder to have a BM. You are only 23 (as am i =) and you and I probably don't have that problem. You probably had to go have a BM one day and held it because you were busy, and when people do that, it causes constipation. It has happened to me before!!! I recommend seeing your doctor asap. A month is way too long to go without having a BM. You could actually get so backed up that you start throwing up feces through your mouth... no one wants that! Be safe and get to the doctor. If you don't have insurance there should be places around you that you can just pay a small fee (like $50) up front for the visit, but not have a long wait like at a hospital emergency room. I hope this helps!
👍 118 | 👎 -5

Montague Montague
OMG gross... no offence intended... When I was in the Royal Children Hospital the doctor told me it was "normal" to poop between 3 times a day to once 6 days. Beyond 6 days you can develop too much bacteria inside. If this is continued you could be colon cancer. You need to see a doctor ASAP. You could have a serious blockage in your bowel. You might need to do a colonoscopy or do that hose thing were they stick a hose up you and flush everything out. But please do not let people convince you that this is normal. Please see a doctor
👍 116 | 👎 -9

Kassidy Kassidy
Look I am no expert, but you really need to see your doctor, taking laxatives is not normal and taking these regularly can surely make the bowel lazy, in the mean time go to the toilet each day at the time you would normally go for a BM and sit there, and don't rush, best of luck and get well soon.
👍 114 | 👎 -13

Kassidy Originally Answered: Bowel movement problem?
Drinking water is good! Are you taking whey protein? I find this is constipating... no idea why. Ok, so here's what to do, it may seem simple, but it works: Take your right hand, and starting at your belly button rub your stomach in a circular movement - going from a small circle to bigger until the circle reaches just above your privates. (Think as though the clock is on your stomach, and go clockwise). Do this about 3 times. By the morning you should be ready to go properly. This stimulates your intestines and pushes it all through. Do it firmly but no need to over do it. Good luck.

If you have your own answer to the question No bowel Movement for a month? HELP!?, then you can write your own version, using the form below for an extended answer.