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1041243 tn?1375234120
bad constipation
I've been constipated for about a week or so now, only little marbles of stool would come out and the past 2 days I didn't even have that. I took some mineral oil yesterday with no effect, so tonight I used a fleet saline enema which has worked for me before in about a minute in a half, this time i laid on the floor for like 15 minutes and didn't get the urge. I got up to expell it and it wouldn't come out at first, some of it did after a little while, but no bm. Should I go to the ER or wait and call my dr in the morning? I was diagnosed with IBS about 7 years ago, but I stopped taking the medication when I got pregnant with my daughter 5 years ago.
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Take a laxative, to get things moving.  Then make sure you are eating fiber, and you may even want to try a stool softener like Miralx for awhile.  But also the bacteria in your system may be off, and eating Activia will get it back on track.  I would do the Activia first, some need it every day, others every other day.  Eat it every day for the first two weeks and go from there.  I think you're just really constipated.
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620923 tn?1452919248
Hi...go to the pharmacy and ask for magnesium citrate...it comes in lemon, cherry and orange flavors and is best refrigerated.

The Pharmacist can tell u what to take ect.....but do see a GI dr to find out what is going on....do u drink a lot of water?


Once u have gotten it all out, try making ur own fruit smoothies..I too have IBS and it does help to drink more water and get more fiber.

Good luck
"selma"
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1283791 tn?1276821914
What works for me is fiber plus bars. I eat one of those and the next day i am no longer constipated. Good luck....
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