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My grandmother is constipated!?

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June 20, 2019 / By Jehoiakim
Question: My grandmother is really constipated, and she is 85 and has tried every laxative and stool softener. She says she needs an enema, but my mom won't give one to her (she's not being mean, it's a long story). Ok, this is really groce, but she says the poop is stuck in her bottom, and sometimes she can't even get any out. Besides laxatives, what can help. Laxative reccomendations can work too, but if you could tell me how to tell her how to use an enema also. Hope is wasn't too detailed and groce Thank you for all your help, In Christ, Lana
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Gayelord Gayelord | 3 days ago
if its really really bad, go to the emergency:yes, they can give your grandma an enema, im sure this happens to a lot of older people. There is an enema sold at the pharmacy, but if grandma is really old,she still needs someone to help her(i had many enemas in my life) I think the brand is called:Fleet enema. Take grandma to the hospital,how would you feel if you could not pee for days or poop for days?it feels like your abdomen gonna explode!
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Gayelord Originally Answered: My Grandmother Has a rare disease.?
Dear NoneofY- The first disease sounds like something called Pemphigus. Pemphigus is a group of rare autoimmune diseases that cause blistering of the skin and mucous membranes (mouth, nose, throat, eyes, and genitals). Some forms of the disease, including the most common form, may be fatal if left untreated. What Causes Pemphigus? Normally, our immune system produces antibodies that attack viruses and harmful bacteria to keep us healthy. In people with pemphigus, however, the immune system mistakenly attacks the cells in the epidermis, or top layer of the skin, and the mucous membranes. The immune system produces antibodies against proteins in the skin known as desmogleins. These proteins form the glue that keeps skin cells attached to keep the skin intact. When desmogleins are attacked, skin cells separate from each other and fluid can collect between the layers of skin, forming blisters that do not heal. In some cases, these blisters can cover a large area of skin. It is unclear what triggers the disease, although it appears that some people have a genetic susceptibility. Environmental agents may trigger the development of pemphigus in people who are likely to be affected by the disease because of their genes. In rare cases, it may be triggered by certain medications. In those cases, the disease usually goes away when the medication is stopped. Is Pemphigus Contagious? Pemphigus is not contagious. It does not spread from person to person. Is Pemphigus Hereditary? Though there can be a genetic predisposition to develop pemphigus, there is no indication the disease is hereditary. Who Gets Pemphigus? Pemphigus affects people across racial and cultural lines. Research has shown that certain ethnic groups (such as the eastern European Jewish community and people of Mediterranean descent) are more susceptible to pemphigus. A particular type of pemphigus occurs more frequently in people who live in the rain forests of Brazil. Men and women are equally affected. Research studies suggest a genetic predisposition to the disease. Although the onset usually occurs in middle-aged and older adults, all forms of the disease may occur in young adults and children. What Are the Different Types of Pemphigus? There are several types of pemphigus and other similar blistering disorders. The type of disease depends on what level in the skin the blisters form and where they are located on the body. Blisters always occur on or near the surface of the skin, which is called the epidermis. People with pemphigus vulgaris, for example, have blisters that occur within the lower layer of the epidermis, while people with pemphigus foliaceus have blisters that form in the topmost layer. The type of antibody that is attacking the skin cells may also define the type of disease present. To find more, do a SEARCH on Google or elsewhere on your computer for PEMPHIGUS FACT SHEET. You could do the same for GRAVES DISEASE FACT SHEET.

Dexter Dexter
If you have tried prunes, prune juice, pumpkin pie filling, and every laxative. I'm sorry to say but there is no other way, but either an enema, suppository, or manual removal with gloved fingers. She is in pain obviously and it is unhealthy so someone needs to give her an enema or a suppository. If this does not work it will have to be manually removed. If none of you will give her an enema, then take her to the hospital to the e.r or the doctor. This is putting severe strain on her. It may cause her hemrrhoids. If it does not get removed she will have a severe bowel blockage and will become so sick she will begin to throw up and may even begin to throw up waste. This is the bodys natural defense to blockage because the body has to rid waste somehow.
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Bevan Bevan
If your grandmother drinks more water that will help significantly. The best way is to drink about a glass within a half hour after meals. But for now, some things that can help are taking Vitamin C - about 1000 mg and up will make you go, or take some Calcium. And drinking lots of water. It gets like that because she doesn't have enough water in her system.
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Abner Abner
She should see her doctor, she may have a medical condition that needs treating. Laxatives, if used a lot over a long period of time, can make it difficult to have a normal bowel movement.
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Skyler Skyler
Just call around and find a drug store that carries a premixed, disposable enema, then follow the instructions.
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Skyler Originally Answered: Is my dog just constipated?
She is probably just constipated. This can happen if they have had a lot of fiber in their diet and not enough water among other reasons but these are most common. I have the same problem with my dog from time to time. Usually a little bit of milk gets things softened up and going. Hope this helps.

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