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Constipation - should I be worried?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 16, 2008
  • 01:35 PM

I have always been "regular" in the sense of bowel movements. My physician recently put me on Lasix and I had to stop taking it after four days. During this time, I had no bowel movement, actually that went on for seven days. I took a few laxatives and that helped a bit. Now it's been another five days and nothing. I do notice that I have more flatulence and am not starting to get some abdominal pain. What is going on?

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  • are you eating foods with alot of fiber,if not start now.dont let it it go.also tell your doctor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 17, 2008
    • 02:07 AM
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  • Anyone?? Does anyone know?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2008
    • 01:30 AM
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  • Sounds like IBS.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2008
    • 03:46 AM
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  • Maybe the diuretic removed too much fluid from your cells. Stool needs fluid to maintain motility. Drink lots of water, exercise (such as walking) and you might need a laxative and stool softener to get things moving again.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 18, 2008
    • 01:11 PM
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  • Maybe the diuretic removed too much fluid from your cells. Stool needs fluid to maintain motility. Drink lots of water, exercise (such as walking) and you might need a laxative and stool softener to get things moving again.Rad-skw - that can happen even if I only took the diuretic for four or five days? Also, I have been constipated for almost two weeks since discontinuation of the lasix. I guess it's truly not constipation since it's not hard - just have to strain and nothing comes out.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2008
    • 09:07 PM
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  • Achtung!Crude joke at bottom of posting. Don't read if easily offended. Maybe you have an obstruction if you are one week without a bowel movement and you are eating normally. It's gotta be somewhere! Or it's possibly an impaction. Did you mean "now" for "not" in your original post? Go get a Fleet's enema at the drugstore, read the directions and use it. Don't strain when on the pot, as you will encourage hemorrhoids. Go to the doc if no results. Keep eating fiber, walking and hydrating. Hospital humor time:"He'll never have hemorrhoids""Why?""He's a perfect **s#$%.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 19, 2008
    • 00:54 PM
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