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I have been very constipated. This has happened before and I

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I have been very constipated. This has happened before and I have been on lorazapam for 4 months. I had an acupunctue tx today and was given laxative herbs but they haven't kicked in yet. I am worried about a possible obstruction. I have put my finger in my anus and besides a few pebbles which I expelled I can't feel any feces. That's what worries me. In the past it has taken several doses a laxative to get going when I have been this constipated.
But I can't stop worrying about it. Waiting for my practioner to get back to me. She usually does right away but has not tonight.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 3 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Since when are you having this issue?
Do you have any other symptom? pain abdomen, distension of abdomen, nausea or vomiting?

Can you pass flatus?

How is your diet? fiber intake?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 3 months ago.

Hello again,

I was waiting for your reply.
I am sorry for your health condition.
If you can pass flatus & do not have pain or cramp, swelling or distension of abdomen, it is unlikely an obstruction.
High fiber diet, plenty of water, exercise are good to have soft stool.
Leafy vegetables & fresh fruits, whole cereals should be taken.
Plenty of fluid intake is important to keep the consistency soft.
Metamucil or benefiber are fiber containing laxative available over the counter.
Rectal suppository like dulcolax can be used.
If you do not get relief by those measures, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
Enema may be needed.
I hope this information helps.
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