Topic: I have black stool and been constipated for over a month.?
September 17, 2019 / By Malach Question:
Please give me some helpful thoughts. Because ive tried everything... milk of magnesea, mirilax, fleet enema, and completely changed my diet. I went to the ER three times now and they gave me magnesium citrate and something they use for "colonoscopy prep" I used it all, and only liquids came out. The doctors wont help me with my problem. I havent had a bowel movement in like a week. Too add... my esophogus never grew in fully because i was born pre-mature. So now i have food constantly pushing into my throat. Im so backed up and so scared. I cant eat anything and nothing i do helps. I really dont think my finger can reach that far into my rectum to clean out my "impacted stool" I feel like if i dont get this fixed that i could die, but the doctors wont help me, ive asked them 3 times :( what can i do??
Kiley | 5 days ago
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, fiber supplements 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.
You need to get a different doctor. You might have something wrong with your large intestine this can result in death if not treated correctly and on time. I'm not trying to scare you but this can affect you in the long term if action isn't taken straight away. As for your doctor they could be putting you at risk . Make sure that you go to the ED and request for a scan and some blood tests to be run.
Good Luck and i hope your better soon!! xo
This is not good. You can die from having a bowel movment. I think that you need to switch doctors and I would do it fast. You might have a GI bleed, but theres a lot that can cause this. I see this all the time at the with my paitents.
Originally Answered: 5 month old very constipated, what can i do for her?
Warm water, if she'll take it, will help soften her up just by being absorbed by the poop as it digests. Mixing 3/4 warm water with 1/4 prune or apple juice is not unsafe or unhealthy by any means, at least not a couple of times a day. This is what we finally did with our son to avoid medications and invasive treatments and it worked well for him. It turned out that he just had to get on a new schedule with digestion and has gone through many changes with this as he's grown older and started eating different foods during different phases. Formula, however, was the WORST.
You can dilute the bottles a bit but she still needs to get the proper minimum amount for nutrition so she may have to take more bottles a day - if that makes sense... It would, however, give her body an easier time digesting the formula if that is, in fact, the problem for her. Definitely keeping her liquefied, if you know what I mean, is the only real solution.
We went all natural and got organic juices when we bought prepared juice, and I spent a lot of time with our juicer and our kitchen making our own juice for the water/juice combos and the full strength shots of juice when needed - the problem with the sugars is the REFINED sugars, not the natural sugars in the fruits. It's the processing that screws it all up. Making your own is perfectly safe and you can give her as much as you feel she needs without a problem.
In the meantime, you can give her warm baths and gently massage her tummy around her belly button to try to help loosen her up a bit and give her some relief. That always worked well to give some instant relief to our little boy. Help her with her poops (since you pretty much know when she's going by the crying) by helping to support her so that she's not sitting directly on her butt - the poop's having enough trouble coming out, that pressure isn't helping. If she'll let you hold her and cradle her with her butt sort of in a hole in your arms, like our butt on a toilet, that could help a lot. I did this a few times with my son and while it was unnatural for him to poop while being held (he always wanted to go hide to poop, even when he was just creeping around) he was so miserable that he wouldn't argue about it and would just lie in my arms and let me talk him through his poops. Isn't that kind of gross?
Sure hope she's feeling better soon and hope the formula works out - changing a lot is a pain, but it's necessary to find what is right for your little one. A little encouragement: you've only got half a year or so to go before you can start giving her cow's milk, and all our baby's problems with constipation/spit up/etc. almost immediately disappeared when he was off the formula.
**OH - btw - you can save the puree from the juicer (if you decide to go that route) and put in just a tad of natural organic sugar (not the refined stuff) or even leave it plain, it should be sweet enough for her new taste buds...and feed her the applesauce as a snack... My son loved this and would eat it fresh and plain with nothing added, but sometimes, depending on season, the apples can be a bit bitter or tart (one extreme to the other) depending on where you are. Just a thought to pass on... :-)