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Constipation, don't know what to do.

Posted In: Gastrointestinal conditions 4 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 25, 2007
  • 05:06 AM

This is the first thing I've posted on here. So, hi all! I have a problem that i was wondering if anyone has any input on. I'm an 18 year old fairly healthy female. I have not had an actual bowel movement in over a week, maybe two. Basically I just wasn't able to use the bathroom, and then one day i got really nauseous, felt bloated, had some pretty bad abdominal pains, i was really short of breath and started throwing up green bile. I felt absolutely terrible. I couldn't quit throwing up, so my roommate took me to the ER a day or so later(it was late at night). I had a fluids put in me via IV and had a cat-scan done on my stomach region. All the doctor could tell me was that i was "extremely constipated" (thanks alot, i already knew that!). And gave me that citrusy liquid laxitive, i can't remember what its called.

That was about four days ago, and I've since taken 3 laxitives, a stool softener, and fiber supplements. All that i've passed is gas and the same bile-looking liquids i was throwing up. I feel like something is wrong because even though i feel bloated i've made sure to eat and i feel like it has nowhere to go. I also have been burping a lot which leaves a constant acidic feeling in my throat. I am now having painful urination with blood in my urine, which might be completely unrelated, i don't know. Anyway, i was just wondering if anyone had any advice, it would be much appreciated.


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  • I'll be the first to say this, go to the Doctor immediately and see a gastronentrologist, or call one outright from the phonebook. This sounds serious and I do not think anyone on here can give you the advice you need, with haste get HELP!
    Liam123 48 Replies
    • December 26, 2007
    • 11:44 AM
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  • As the other person suggested, you need to go to ER. In the mean time, you can try eating lot of prunes and taking lot of Vitamin C (more than 2000 mg).
    Someguy 15 Replies
    • December 26, 2007
    • 02:52 PM
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  • My guess is that you have an obstruction. You probably should stick to a diet of clear liquids until you have a bowel movement.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 26, 2007
    • 06:08 PM
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  • get to doctor quick impaction like that can cause serious abdominal issues.
    bigfred31 6 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 04:37 AM
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