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Havent had bowel movement in almost 2 weeks. No pain or pressure

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Haven't had bowel movement in almost 2 weeks. No pain or pressure to go
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.
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Mysticdoc :

hi,

Mysticdoc :

I am sorry to hear that?

Mysticdoc :

are you taking any medication?

Mysticdoc :

do you have any medical condition?

Mysticdoc :

please reply to my questions.

Customer :

Meds: previcid singular restoral no med conditions that I know of

Mysticdoc :

so you take prevacid for acid reflux, singulair for allergies, restoril for insomnia

Mysticdoc :

are you taking anything for constipation?

Customer :

correct

Customer :

no

Mysticdoc :

do you drink adequate fluids & eat dietary fibers like salad, fruits?

Customer :

fluids yes...salads and fruits no

Mysticdoc :

hmm--

Mysticdoc :

do you have any stomach pain?

Mysticdoc :

are you able to pass flatus 9 gas)?

Customer :

no stomach pain or pressure to go...just concerned

Mysticdoc :

ok thanks for all these information.

Mysticdoc :

The common cause of constipation is the medications.

Mysticdoc :

singulair & restoril on long term use can caue some conmstipation.

Mysticdoc :

you can prevent it by including plenty of dietary fibers like fruits, vegetables & fruit juice.

Mysticdoc :

for now, you may start drinking prune juice good natural laxative.

Mysticdoc :

alternately, take any over the counter fiber supplements like Citucel

Mysticdoc :

these are safe natural laxatives

Mysticdoc :

I meant Citrucel

Mysticdoc :

do you need any more clarification?

Customer :

not really...just concerned of possible blockage. again..no pain or pressure.

Mysticdoc :

that is why blockage is unlikey in the absence of stomach pain, pressure, nausea, vomiting or inability to pass gas

Mysticdoc :

these signs are essential to watch for.

Mysticdoc :

if you do not move your bowels in next 3 days even with the suggestions I gave above, then you need to see your doctor.

Customer :

Thank you.

Mysticdoc :

most welcome!

Mysticdoc :

I hope it is nothing serious based on your symptoms.

Mysticdoc :

simple constipation is a common problem at your age group

Customer :

The beauty of aging! Thanks again.

Mysticdoc :

bowel obstruction without any symptoms or past medical or surgical history is unusual

Mysticdoc :

simple lifestyle modification like I suggested above will do the tricks!

Customer :

O. K. Have a great week-end!

Mysticdoc :

you too!

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