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Haven't gone poop in 3-4 days.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 28, 2006
  • 04:09 AM

I don't feel any pain. In fact I don't feel anything, ever! I have to try for 40 minutes to over an hour every time. My abdominal region is always blotted and hard. What is this? I have always had it ever since I was a child. I am 18 and this shouldn't be happening.

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  • You have probably always been constipated and have stretched out your colon. Do you have leakage of stool? Try cleaning yourself out with milk of magnesia or some magnesium citrate take 10oz of magnesium citrate and only drink clear liquids while taking it. If you don't have results in 24 hours take another 10 ozs. If that doesn't do it go see a gastroenterologist. If you do get cleaned out, take milk of magnesia every day adjusting the dosage so you have a soft bowel movement everyday. At least that is what my doctor told me and it has worked. It sounds like this has been a life long problem so remember you will probably have to keep it up for most of your life. Maybe not if your colon can go back to it's normal size but that will take awhile.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 28, 2006
    • 06:41 AM
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  • i just pooped 5 min ago
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 4, 2007
    • 07:41 PM
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  • Whatever you do- don't strain, you don't want to cause hemorrhoids.Drink lots of water every day,and eat dry stewed plums.A good trick is massaging the knees while seating on the toilet.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 4, 2007
    • 07:45 PM
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  • Also, get a little stool to put in front of the toilet so you can put your feet up. This simulates a squatting position, which is how millions of people eliminate daily in Asia. Squatting is a more natural position for elimination (wish we had squatter toilets in the US) as it enables gravity to do most of the work for you.
    dharmabummer 4 Replies
    • January 4, 2007
    • 11:09 PM
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  • I have the same problem. Sometimes I go a week or two at a time without pooping. I then get excrutiating cramps. My doctor says it could be irritable bowel syndrome but I've never actually been diagnosed. Taking fiber should help. You can get a pill form if you don't like the chalky mixes.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 8, 2007
    • 09:56 PM
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  • Hello~This is a similar problem I am dealing with, (and I was always very regular/ solid).Without more information from you, (such as other symptoms, info about your diet, etc.); it's hard to guess at what may be wrong with you, let alone what to do about it. Do you eat a high fiber diet? Are you eating enough raw veggies? Any food allergies? On any medications? Straining can also cause renal failure- (failure of the kidneys). Don't wait until it gets this bad- go see a gastronologist. Maintain a healthy lifestyle free form chemicals/ toxins... household cleaners, make-up, paints...many of these 'common' things can cause serious problems.Around any ill persons or any pets/ animals? What about current or previous injuries, abuse, or exposure to asbestos, lead, radon, or bad water or food? It sounds like you could have serious trouble expelling toxins from your body. This can strain and ruin your intestines, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, liver, etc. Please seek professional help, and send further info.Thanx.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 01:50 AM
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  • Ok that made me chuckle about the squatter post. I have a 8yr old son who squats on the toilet, when he was younger his older brother told him there were snakes in the toilet and no matter what we tell him he refuses to sit on the toilet. Ok back to the subject I have problems going to the bathroom forever, I am 41 I would get the cramping and hours and hours of trying. for the past few years drinking coffee every day would work. But the past few weeks probably because of medication for cholesterol I cant go for days. I think I am going to try the milk of magnesium. My niece who is 21 has the same problem and said she would be in alot of pain. I said welcome to my world. she went to a specialist who also said IBS. I had went to a doctor and mentioned it and he said oh thats just another name when doctors dont know what is wrong. alot of help he was not
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 07:11 AM
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  • As a dietitian, I had serious constipation for many years, ate loads of fibre and got no benefits until I started excluding wheat totally from my diet - excluded wholemeal bread, bran fibre and all other sources of wheat and then relied on vegetable and fruit fibres instead. Constipation solved almost overnight. The other thing I found exacerbated my constipation was Codeine so I avoid this as well. Bowel movements now soft and easy. best wishes Teddy
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
    • 00:22 PM
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  • My mom several times had impacted bowel from constipated and not going. It got so big they wantd to operate. Luckily a proctologist worked with her and had to go up and try to break some of it up manually. Sound gross but saved her from surgery and then followed with stool softeners. Very painful and dangerous too. It can be serious and I never knew that till it happened to her.
    nccarol28732 44 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
    • 01:55 PM
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  • i have the same problem...except i have cramps and i recently have been taking medication for a urinary infection, could this have caused it?
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  • I somtimes get this. Often i then need to desperatley go soon after which happens at inappriate times. Any suggestions?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 19, 2009
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  • i have a job where i work really hard and drink tons of water and i sweat like an animal, and i have noticed that because of my job i didnt **** for like 5 days and i was just wondering what the deal with that is????
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  • I don't feel any pain. In fact I don't feel anything, ever! I have to try for 40 minutes to over an hour every time. My abdominal region is always blotted and hard. What is this? I have always had it ever since I was a child. I am 18 and this shouldn't be happening.Have your thyroid levels checked. My son was always constipated and had stomach pain while growing up. I finally took him to the doctor and discovered his thyroid levels were low. After taking synthroid regularly, his bm problems disappeared.
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  • Mira Lax can be helpful. It draws liquid into the bowel to help pass a softer stool. My little boy is horribly constipated because of a stomach issue he has. The doc prescribed miralax to help and it has done wonders. Also I make him a grain toast- with all fruit apricot spread. Apricots really work it out. I was horribly constipated during my pregnancy and I would eat 2 dried apricots before each meal and presto.Another thing is most women need iron and if you take ferrous sulfate type of supplement it will cause a looser stool. Men should avoid extra iron.
    lucipearl70 11 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have the exact same problem. I have no idea what's wrong with me. Im almost 13 and I've had this problem since I was about 8 years old. I'm pretty sure the normal average of pooping is 2 times a day and every time I poop once, it takes another 3 days to poop again. If some knows the answer please tell me.
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  • Im 15 and im very active working out twice a day in athletics and after school for track. I poop like once or twice every 2 weeks. I take fiber pills and eat lots of citrus fruits and fruit starting with a "p". I've been taking stool softeners, milk of magnesia, and dulcalex (or however you spell it) and im still not pooping like i should. I get stomach pains when i don't poop, I can't even walk! It is so painful. I'll be sitting in class and whammm! The pain just gets worse and worse and I start getting hot and stressed out. The teachers always make me wait to go to the bathroom and that just makes it worse... then they'll release me and i struggle to the bathroom. Once i go poop, my stomach pain goes away and my stomach goes flat, before i go poop i look pregnant! So this is definately not normal and I don't know what to do.
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  • This once happened to me. It lasted for 2 weeks, and after taking lots of laxatives, my turd kinda exploded while I was asleep. It shouldn't take to long, so good luck.
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  • i havent either. i can sit there for a half an hour but i cant!!!!
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  • Try rocking back and forth. I haven't pooped in 5 days until just a little bit ago. Just hold your stomach and rock it helps push it out. I also do this when it feels too wide to come out and feels like its ripping open rocking helps a ton.
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  • Try pushing as hard as you can until you start bleeding If that doesn't work, have someone give you a pink sock (its where A guy puts his weiner in your **m and pulls it out as fast as he possibly Can pulling out all of your anal cavatie. Hey if it works for me it should work For you. Its bound to pull some poop out. :)
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