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My husband's colon seemed to have stopped working. He is 6'1

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My husband's colon seemed to have stopped working. He is 6'1 160lbs. Healthy. No surgeries. 54 yrs old. He hasn't had a bowel movement in 12 days. He's tried laxatives and went to the doc who told him to take mag citrate which he did--twice. Nothing happened...
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Is he passing gas?

Is he taking any other medicines?

Bloating?

Pain abdomen?

Thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He has no pain. He has discomfort frim a full colon--the xray showed his colon is totally full except near the end there is a little space. He has no cramping and there no urge to eliminate. It is like his colon just broke.
He has some gas. The 2 rounds of mag citrate brought out a little liquid, no stool.
He took the stool softeners and lax recommended but the had no effect.
He is very healthy and is on no meds. Can your colon just stop working?
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

He should see colon specialist for a clinical exam and if required prescribed medicines like lubiprostone (Amitiza) and linaclotide (Linzess), enema can be given.

Manual fecal disimpaction can be done in severe cases.

Feel free for further queries. It's good to discuss rather than quit.
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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

Feel free for further queries. It's good to discuss rather than quit.

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