Constipation

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Hi everyone

I was wondering if any one taking all things to have a bm and still cannot go.

I think it is from the prolapse.

Any help you can offer will be helpful.

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Margie

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    I just went through that and had really bad gas pains also. I tried all natural 100%pear juice and it cleaned me right out!! If you can't find it, pear nectar is the same. Good luck!

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    I did once really bad. Thought I would end up in the ER. But would had rather died then went. So I googled. I was impacted. I had taken ducelax but I think it made worst. What I did was mineral enema, and I warmed it up. I had to repeat it several times. Also to mirlax every couple of hours until I had relieve. I had stage 4 recetecele and this happen about a month before surgery.

    After that I really tried getting 30 grams of fiber a day. Which is hard to do. I made smoothly with avocado with additional fiber. Ate prunes, figs, pears. Of course drinker more than 8 glasses of water.

    also purchased one of those foot stools for toilet.

    I think if you have rectecele or any prolapse it can make it very difficult because of the angle.

    Hope you fiqure out something that works for you, it's horrible having that problem.

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    Margie it is the pits to feel this way.

    For me I have to do all the usual things regarding fibre and movical etc as well as making sure I am sat correctly. I used a squatty potty, which is a footstool which you in a better position to straighten the rectum.

    the other thing I have become aware of is really listening to my body and trying to go as soon as I get the message, this only works for me when I am not at work...

    I hope things get better for you soon.

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    Sometimes the only thing you can do is completely empty the bowel and start again. This is actually medical advice that's being given now. You can buy microlax and dulcolax enemas over the counter (in the U.K.) and they are perfectly safe to use. You may need a bit of ky jelly to help insert it. One enema may not be enough though. Beforehand for about 3 days start taking a stool softener, that way the stools will be easier to pass. All the laxatives in the world won't help if you are impacted. 

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    HI Margie, constipation should be avoided with a prolapse for obvious reasons. Suppositories for the initial blockage then lots and lots of water and fruit, and there are lots of pills on the market too.
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    \hi Margie, i have a prolapse and have to take a cocktail of laxatives every day to go senna and duculax the surgeon does not want to operate so i am left with the dilemma of not going to the toilet very difficult to live with
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      hi christine, extreme cases of constipation, suppositories or an enema.  Instructions for doing both of  these are on line.  Dulcolax I found good, but lots of water lubricates everything, so to begin advise one or two suppositories held in for as long as possible works and you can buy them anywhere
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      i have tried suppositories they dont seem to work for me so i am stuck with the laxatives route or else i wouldnt go at all and get impacted so its better out than in
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      I suggested to margie she try an enema. I find suppositories useless to be honest as do most patients. All they do is lubricate some of the stools and don't make the bowel "work" efficiently. An enema or two will.

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    Had the same problem before and after  repair, and found the only way to have a regular bm was to change my diet drastically, lots of veg fibre and fluids.

    I also take dulcolax in liquid form which gives me a lot of wind, and seems to move things along until the urge to go is impossible to ignore. It's like internal power blasting!

    Even though I had been impacted and leaking, one huge push and the impaction was gone and things were softer after the first push.

    Didnt know the human colon could hold so much! 

    plus now I take a sachet of miralax/ movicol every days, helps a lot and I don't get so sore.

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