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Im having a hard time having a bowel movement, and its been

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Im having a hard time having a bowel movement, and its been about a month since i had a good one. When i have a bowel movement, i strain alot, and barely anything comes out. Ive even tried an enema at home and nothing seems to be working.

Hello,

Are you otherwise healthy?

Have you seen a doctor for this?

Besides the enema, have you tried any other meds?

Any abdominal pain or bloating?

Thanks

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I am healthy, no other medical problems.
I have seen a doctor and they tested me for thyroid problems, but blood work came back good. Besides the enema, i have been taking metamusil and occasionally a vegetable laxative. I also have occasional adominal cramping and bloating.

This suddenly came on?

Never had this before?

Did laxative or Metamucil help?

What else did your doctor recommend?

How is your appetite?

Thanks

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
This has been going on like this for about a few months now. My appetite is normal. The metamucil hassnt worked so well and the veggie lax helped for one day then it went back to not being able to go.

Thanks for the info.

Since this has been happening for a few months unresponsive to conservative management, you should ask your doctor for a referral to a GI specialist and further testing such as a colonoscopy to rule out any significant problems such as an obstruction.

Good Luck

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