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You can try some over the counter medications such as dulculax. A stool softener such as colace, a fleet enema, and fiber supplements such as metamucil should be very effective
Continue drinking plenty of water, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in fiber (greens).
You should keep the appointment with your doctor. You might require an x-ray of your abdomen or something called KUB to see if you are impacted.
ok, so just try those out and see if it helps? what about the persistent bloating I have been feeling for a while?
You may also need to be seen by a GI doctor in order to determine the cause of all this
the persistent bloating can be due to the fact that you are not having complete bowel movements.
kk, will do, I'll go grab some dulcolax and see if that helps any
that sounds like a good plan
but be sure to keep the appointment with your doctor
so the imaging tests can be done and this can be further worked up
thanks for the answer, just wanted to be sure it wasnt something more dire with the persistant symptoms.