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  • Constipated - Cant pass Stool

    Ive not suffered from any constipation for years, but all of a sudden a couple of days ago it just came out of nowhere, I have a large stool that wont come out, it feels like its too big and hurts too much when I try to go to the toilet. Does anyone have any tips I can try before going to the doctor?...

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  • Faecal Impaction

    Hi everyone. I've suffered with constipation my entire life, and I'm only 17. I haven't had a bowel movement in about 5 weeks. My symptoms are abdominal pain/discomfort, faecal incontinence, lower back pain, loss of appetite. When I gently press against against my abdomen I can feel hard...

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  • Can you relate to this...and does miralax work for you

    Maybe its because I'm 'old'...late 70's... : ) I managed to overcome IBS ...but now my problem is that it seems like my bowels refuse to work...even though my bm is NOT too big or hard... I end up having to 'dig it out.' For several weeks now. Sorry for  offending anyone....

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    Problem with bowel movements - not sure if constipation

    I'm having a problem with bowel movements at the moment, but I feel like need to give some background for it all to make sense. I'm a 35 year old male.  I always strained with bowel movements for my whole life, and up until 2009 I only had a bowel movement once every 3 days.  At the...

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  • Side effects of Glycerol (Maybe)

    I've been using Glycrol on and off for years, and found it very beneficial, Although lately it's not working at all... That is not my main problem though, the last two times I used Glycerol I have had a terrible pain in my vagina, I don't know if there's a connection but it's only...

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  • Bowel problems

    Hi, I have had on/off for sometime slight bowel incontinence. I have abdominal pain, and lots of wind.  I have suffered with constipation a lot in the past but every so often I get this. It's embarrassing, upsetting and I'm starting to get worried the doctor said I was bloated and needed...

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  • Chronic child constipation

    Can you please help? Any advice would be greatfuly received. I have a 10 yr old daughter, who has suffered for the past 2 year's with this condition. She has just spent 3 wks in hospital for observation and treatment and she still cannot open her bowels without medical aid. She has tried...

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  • Constipation and home made remedy

    I came across forums that helped me so I decided to post my experience to help someone. I'm 19 and got my first experience with a stubborn stool that won't pass. I was dealing with it for 4 days and it was rock hard and couldn't pass no matter how hard I pushed. I came across a pharmacy...

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  • HELP! CONSTIPATED

    Hi. I'm really desperate for help at this point. To be honest, I haven't had a BM jn about 4-5 weeks. It's really big, dry and hard. No matter hoe much I strain, I can't get it out. I don't have any constipation meds in the house, so I went out and bought Dulcolax. I googled...

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  • I finally found a solution to 17 years of constipation

    This isn't a question but I just wanted to share this for anybody that it might help because it truly changed my life. I've had chronic constipation since I was 3 years old. When I was 3, I was molested, and (I was told by my doctor but I'm still not sure how the two are connected) I began...

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  • Sudden Involuntary facael incontinence in a 78 year old

    78 year old Husband on very high dose of painkillers - 8 paracetamol and 8 Dihydrocoedine a day. He also has had constipation for over a year - he is eating a poor diet - mainly Fortisips and a croissant despite help from a very good dietician. He did not go to the loo yesterday or day before so yesterday...

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  • Movicol

    I am constipated right now and have had one sachet of Movicol since Monday. So that's 5 doses of Movicol. I have been waiting for a big bowel movement but so far it's not happened. So at 12.45pm today I took 2 Movicol instead. 10.07pm now and still nothing has happened. Is this normal? Am I expecting...

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  • Micro-enema?

    I suffer from consitpation, and I am always looking for an effective solution, but I have been nervous to try micro-enemas.  Does anyone have experience with these?  What are the pros/cons for micro-enemas in your experiences?  Was there any pain associated with this?  Thank you!

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  • Constipation: 1 month

    Hello, all. As my name indicates, I'm quite worried, especially now. I have recently been experiencing constipation for the last month. It had been a periodic thing for much of my life, but lately it has been more profound. It started Father's Day weekend and has yet to be alleviated with...

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  • So sick of this!

    I've had constipation issues for the last 25 years whereas I only went maybe once a week. Then it got to a point where I was relying on exlax. I'd take three exlax twice a week, then I would go. Then it got to the point where that stopped working. I was miserable, bloated and eventually compacted....

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  • Enema

    Hi, i have seen urologists the past 20 years for getting up all night to urinate. About a year ago, i self realized most of it is due to chronic constipation. Nothing helps except an enema.  I can take full dose of laxatives, and still not go.  Is anyone else here with this problem? I have...

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  • OPIATES CAUSING SEVERE CONSTIPATION

    Hi, I would be very grateful to hear from anyone who has had the butans patches and suffered constipation. I drink quite a bit of water, Take 2 sachets of Laxido every day, plus lots of fresh fruit, loads of vegetables in the evening and have just bought some prunes. My bowels seem to have gone to sleep....

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  • Not been to loo since Thursday

    Hi there, I am starting to get worried now as I have not been to the loo since Thursday and it's Sunday today. It's so not like me. I am usually as regular as clockwork and go first thing every morning and if not every morning, alternate mornings. I wouldn't mind but I've not had an stomach...

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  • Post surgery constipation

    Hello, i've had surgery a little bit more than 48 hours ago for a pilonidal sinus ( basically removing tissue of a cyst in the lower back/between buttcheeks area ) and i still havent had a bowel movement. I take tylenol with codein aswell as colace, which is suposed to soften stools but i dont really...

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  • Not sure if this is IBS. Diverticular or constipation

    Hi, sorry about details, but I pass a stool daily sometimes several times, they are either really big and hard to pass or small pellets.  I also have pain all over stomach area, stabbing, burning pain from under left rib across front and down.  I also have wind and pain in left shoulder blade. ...

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    slow gut motility

    This condition means I get constipated and have to resort to laxatives which not keen on.     I get awful trappped wind which akes me at 3am.....does anyone else have anything similar?     It's a night mare trying to balance the safe amount of fibre so as not...

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  • Constipated for 6 weeks.. Any advice??

    Hi I am a 24 year old female. I've had a do pain for 8 months. It started off being diarrhoea but now I have I have been constipated for 6 weeks now. I didn't pass any stool for 4 weeks and was in severe pain. I have been admitted into hospital recently when the done an X-ray and confirmed...

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  • Constant lack of regularity?

    Despite numerous attempts at trying to improve my diet/lifestyle, only to end up in the exact same place, the lack of 'movement' is honestly starting to be concerning. Without too much detail, the only way nowadays to trigger anything at all after days onto weeks is a dose or two of Milk of...

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  • Taken too many Senna tablets

    Hello I am a bit worried as I have taken 11 senna tablets over the last 2 days after misunderstanding the dosage. I haven't been to the toilet yet but really worried about what is going to happen over the next few hours, is this dangerous? Thanks

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  • Constipation problems

    I am a 21 year old female. I have been suffering from very bad constipation. It seems to be on and off. I'll have periods of time where I have no issues, but then I will also have times where I suffer from constipation on a daily. My Mom suffers a little bit from IBS and is lactose intolerant. My...

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  • Toddler has had constipation for 2 years now

    My 3 year old has had constipation issues since she stopped breast feeding, I try to keep up with fiber but as I myself struggle to eat right I find it hard to remember to feed her fruits and vegetables and she ends up eating what I eat. However I'm not given up I just need to work harder on it....

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  • Constipation: Prolapse, rectocele & intussusception?

    Hi everyone, This is my first time posting here after browsing a little while, so I hope it’s ok that I post. I’m feeling at my wit’s end and don’t quite know what to do, so any thoughts at all would be very much appreciated. I’ll try to keep it brief, but basically I have had constipation for about...

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  • Senna side effects

    Hi I took two senna tablets on Saturday night before bed but still have tummy cramps and a general sore/bruised feeling in my tummy area. It has helped me to go to the toilet but my stool is now very loose. I know that senna can cause cramps but Is it usual to still be feeling like this? How long do...

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