Acute Retention caused by Constipation

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 It happened to me again this morning after breakfast. I had to pee and poop badly but could not do either. The constipation was caused by a weekend reckless eating. I can feel the big stool inside my rectum trying to get out but i could not push it out. It seemed like the full bladder made pooping more difficult. And the full rectum pinched on the prostate and urethra, making peeing impossible. 

   Luckily I was able to poop after half an hour of pushing with different positions. Urination was easy after that. The same thing happened to a friend before, and he had to go to emergency.

   Actually, it did happen to me once before, over a year ago. I was so ignorant at the time, did not even think of emergency. I didn't know that anything can be done but waiting. So I waited for several days before going to emergency. I ended up with UTI, water-flooded kidneys, and probably a bad bladder with retention.

   I think this might happen to other people, perhaps often under the BPH disguise. My question is what would be the best way to handle this situation. I was ready to self cath to relieve the bladder, and considered using something to manually breakup the stool. Luckily I did not have to do that, this time. Did it happen to you ? How would you do it, removing a hard, dry piece of stool from your body, at home ? Taking a laxative would be an answer but it may take too long to take effect. 

Hank

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    Try a 'Fleet' enema, saline water with a disposable applicator. Easy. Works in a couple of minutes. Cheers

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      Hey thanks Jay. Sounds like Fleet enema is exactly what I need. After my problem last year, I sent for a set of pediatrics anal dialators, which I almost used yesterday, lol. I definitely will get some Fleet enema. Hank
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    Also, pressure on the prostate can cause even those with normal size prostates to put pressure on and potentially close the urethra. So, the enlarged colon could put pressure on the prostate which makes it more difficult to urinate. It would affect even more though if the guy had an underlying enlarged prostate issue, a prostate that is growing in and putting pressure on the urethra. 
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      You are right jay. I am sure I have some prostate enlargement but my PSA has been around 3.0 for the last 10 years. So far, my urination ease/difficulty has been tracking very well with my food intake and the resulting constipation or lack of it. Hank
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    Hi Hank, I take a glass of ANDREWS Liver Salts Three mornings aweek,( not good for my heart condition) but I have found prevention is better than a cure, been recently Diagnosed with Diabetes and the tests show  Prostrate enlargement, I was wondering what was causing the same problem, as you are suffering, your description was accurate and better than I could describe, thanks for putting it into words, I have not seeked medical advice on the problem, with all the new Diabetes Clinic and appointments, enough is a enough. Cheers clive55555
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      Hi Hank, Thanks for asking, Yes I have Hypertension and Angina also so Anaemic plus Gall Stones and lately Type 2 Diabetes with the added bonus of Prostrate problems. This  constipation is new since Diabetes diagnosed,  and I rather not take any more medication, and I don't want to risk night time laxatives, seeking mild remedies. I follow a Vegetarian 1000+ calories a  day, with the target of losing SIX stones plus, to help monitor my Diabetes, plus I drink 2litres of water per day, so I am surprised to endure painful constipation, I have found pickled food, ie beetroot or gherkins etc help.

      Hopefully we will all ease our problems, with a bright solution, All the best clive55555

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      Hi clive, I found vegetarian diet can  be constipating. Adding extra salt and some fat in form of healthy oil will help but I don't know you want to do that with your strict methodology. Hank

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    Hi Hank, I have the same problem but find a strong coffee in the morning usually does the trick. Other laxatives may be more desirable if you are avoiding caffeine. 
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      Aye aye Captain ! I always have coffee with breakfast and find that it helps with BM. Just this time, however,  it was not enough to overcome my bad weekend food consumption. Hank
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    Take a Senokot or a Ducolax tablet at night.  Works for me.  Good luck!
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