October 14, 2019 / By Glory Question:
im taking a medicine for a bladder infection, and i think its causing constipation. i havent gone in 3 1/2 days!! i dont have laxatives, what else can i do??? i didnt take the medicine this morning, my dad said its ok to miss one dose and then talk to the doctor.
it isnt on the list of side effects on the bottle, but my dad looked online and said it is possible but rare.
its the type where u take one pill in the morning and one at night.....so i dont think its still in my system a whole day.
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Destiny | 3 days ago
Lots of water and eat some fiber. Dried prunes, bran cereal...fruits and vegetables. See what the doctor says. If the doctor recommends a laxative then try and take a natural one..and stay near the potty.
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Originally Answered: Juice for constipation.hypoallergenic formula, does that help relief constipation?
My daughter has sometimes issues with constipation and has ahd so eversince she started eating solids.
I don't know how old your daughter is, but if she is old enough to drink juice you could try grape juice. That helps fairly well. What helps even better is prune juice. Or if she is already eating solids: Prunes. If you let them soak in water the get really soft, too. My daughter who is now 19 months actually loves soft prunes.
What also helps to trigger a bowel movement especially in a younger baby is to massage the sides of their feet starting from the back of the heel rubbing slowly but firmly towards the little toe. It used to be that this was all I needed to do for a few times in the morning and by noon my daughter would have a bm.
I also read that if you go two fingers width below the navel and massage gently but with a little pressure it also helps them to have a bm.
Then there is the possibility to stimulate a bm by inserting carefully the tip of a cotton bud dipped in olive oil - I haven't tried that yet though, but that was what my pediatrician recommended.
In severe cases, when my daughter is so constipated that she is in pain when she has to poop, I give her a glycerine suppository. But that should really only be done if necessary because the bowel can be become dependent on laxatives. And you should talk to your doctor to see if your daughter is old enough for them and have them prescribed.
For the future you have to see that she gets enough fluid and if she is eating solids already, that she gets enough fiber.
First of all, it is NOT "ok" to miss a dose! A bladder infection can turn into a kidney infection which can lead to death in some cases. You can call a pharmacist and ask if that medication can cause constipation. If not, it is obviously something else. Drink apple juice or prune juice. Eat prunes or other dried fruits. Do NOT eat ANY bananas, rice, apples or toast. That is the BRAT diet for people that WANT to be constipated. You can use a baby Fleet enema, too.
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Yes, your antibiotic could be causing some constipation. Yes, technically it's "ok" to miss a day, but the antibiotics are still in your system and the chances of you taking a poo from missing one day are slim. Just go get some laxatives, will ya? Or send your Dad to get some...
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NO, IT IS NOT A GREAT IDEA TO SKIP A DOSE OF YOUR MEDICATION. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TRY TO REMEMBER TO TAKE IT AS DIRECTED AND TO FINISH IT AS DIRECTED, AS YOU DO NOT WANT THE INFECTION TO REBOUND. YOUR BEST BET FOR CONSTIPATION IS, (SINCE IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN 3 DAYS) "SENNA" WITH STOOL SOFTENER (SENNA-COT IS ONE OF THE BRANDS YOU CAN GET OVER THE COUNTER, BUT THE GENERIC IS MADE THE SAME AND IS ECONOMICAL.) IT IS A VEGETABLE BASED LAXATIVE THAT SHOULD NOT BE SO HARSH ON YOUR SYSTEM. YOUR WATER CONSUMPTION SHOULD HAVE INCREASED JUST FOR YOUR BLADDER INFECTION, IT WILL ALSO HELP WITH CONSTIPATION. ADDING A GOOD SOURCE OF FIBER...INCREASING YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES! TRY TO KEEP CLEAR FROM BANANAS, RICES, CHEESES, TOAST AND BLACK TEA, AS THEY CAN CONSTIPATE!
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is constipation a listed side effect of the drug? If you don't have laxatives, increase the fiber in your diet.
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Originally Answered: Should I go to the ER about my constipation?
In spite of the resident spammer's advice, why not wait on the ER a bit. The cure involves lots of lube, long rubber gloves, a good sized basin and a very unhappy nurse or two. Get some Miralax. Begin with one dose in the AM. Drinking enough water with it is critical. Then take a second capful, again with lots of water in the PM. If there is no joy in the morning, take another capful with water. So that's 2 doses in the morning. If during the day there is still no luck, take 2 doses in the PM. Each day increase a dose until the mail begins to move again. And pound the water in between and stick with soups and relatively soft foods with lots of water.
This is straight from the GI doctor to me to you, so don't klet someone freak out in an answer telling you that's too much. They will not have to have the surgery for the bowel obstruction, you will. And your movement may be watery loose for a while afterwards, but things will solidify over time and once you get closer to normal, consider a daily dose to keep things moving.
Trust me you don't want to see the nurses greased up to the shoulders coming at you with a bucket. Not dignified at all.