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I suffer constipation (age 69) and have been in painful

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I suffer chronic constipation (age 69) and have been in painful spasm for the last 16hours. I have unsuccessfully tried hot bath,diazepam relaxant ,and am atwitsend .
I am due to catch plane for holiday in 12hours. Help !
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

I am sorry you are having bad constipation.

Dr. David :

cocodamol has codeine in it and can worsen your constipation.

Dr. David :

you need to use an enema and a strong laxative like miralax or 1-2 cups of magnesium citrate to help get your bowels to start moving.

Dr. David :

have you ever used a fleet enema before?

Dr. David :

you can buy these enemas at the drug store, like Boots.

Dr. David :

you should make a trip to the chemist drug store and by some laxatives and fleet enemas and fleet suppositories so you have them for your holiday trip.

Dr. David :

once you get your stools moving, you will feel much better.

Dr. David :

hello?

Customer:

hello. I am perched on lavatory juggling laptop.

Dr. David :

hopefully you can have a bowel movement.

Dr. David :

but if you can't have a movement, you will need to get to the A&E or to the drug store to get stronger laxatives and enemas and suppositories to help the stool move out.

Dr. David :

hello?

Dr. David :

are you ok?

Customer:

I am familiar with the laxative and have used miralax somemonthsago. . I used a suppository unsuccessfully 12hoursago. but had not thought of the enema . I will try the all night supermarket pharmacy assuming iopen still.

Dr. David :

yes.

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

Dr. David :

I hope a fleet enema helps.

Dr. David :

you can use an enema every 12 hours until you have a movement.

Dr. David :

buy extra so you can bring them with you on the trip.

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let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer:

I hope you are right - it is no fun cancelling a holiday.

Dr. David :

yes, I know.

Dr. David :

try the enema and also the miralax as well.

Dr. David :

and drink plenty of water

Dr. David :

and eat prunes.

Dr. David :

and I bet you will get your bowels to start moving.

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Customer:

Thank you. Hope to give feedback in about 60 mins.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you. Have rated you.


Not sure if first resached you .repesteed.several more .


Ggood bye.

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