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Doctor I am in a mental health hospital I am constipated for

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Doctor I am in a mental health hospital I am constipated for a week severely dehydrated I have been waiting for a doctor ssince 7pm and feel I am getting worse I am also having trouble swallowing I have refused my mmedication because I can not swallow that well I have also got learning disabilities what do I do help
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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Dr. David :

if you are constipated, you need to ask for laxatives such as miralax or senokott and stool softeners like colace to help soften your stools.

Dr. David :

being dehydrated doesn't help your constipation.

Dr. David :

why are you dehydrated? are you able to drink water and fluids?

Dr. David :

they should be giving you water.

Dr. David :

when you take senna laxative or movicol and you don't have enough fluid in your blood system, the laxatives don't work.

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

I have been dehydrated for 4 days now doc

Dr. David :

are they giving you food and water?

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

Offering it but I can't swallow

Dr. David :

why can't you swallow water?

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

It hurts doctor I have a learning disability

Dr. David :

if you have a sore throat you need to let your doctors examine your throat.

Dr. David :

you could have a viral throat infection or bad acid reflux up of stomach acid coming up from your stomach causing sore throat.

Dr. David :

you should ask your doctors for throat numbing medications. like lidocaine.

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

Do you think I need to be on a drip

Dr. David :

are you urinating?

Dr. David :

you need blood testing to check your blood creatinine and BUN levels to see if you are really dehydrated

Dr. David :

your doctors should check your blood levels.

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

About 2 times a day it is very dark

Dr. David :

yes, it sounds like you most likely need IV fluids.

Dr. David :

and you need a throat exam.

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions?

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

Yes

Dr. David :

what other questions do you have?

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

I feel very lite headed

Dr. David :

that is probably from the dehydration.

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

I feel like my body is shutting down I have no energy I am very upset and feel neglected

Dr. David :

ask your doctor to check your blood levels

Dr. David :

in a mental hospital they should be able to do that.

Dr. David :

then that will prove you are dehydrated.

Dr. David :

and then you should get some IV fluids.

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

It's like they are refusing the medical care I desperately need

Dr. David :

ask your doctors to check your blood levels

Dr. David :

and check inside of your throat to find out why you are having pain swallowing.

Dr. David :

how long have you had this pain swallowing?

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

These are only junior doctors

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

For 5 days now

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

What would you do

Dr. David :

I would ask the junior doctors in training to check inside of your throat and check for throat infection.

Dr. David :

and ask for lidocaine pain medications to help numb your throat for pain.

Dr. David :

and check your blood for BUN and creatinine levels.

Dr. David :

you also have to work on drinking more water and fluids.

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

Thanks doc do you think I need to go to a general hospital

JACUSTOMER-g85ncdak- :

Doc you still there

Dr. David :

if your throat pain and dehydration doesn't get better you might have to go to a regular hospital.

Dr. David :

they should be able to do simple blood work for you at the mental hospital.

Dr. David :

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