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I am sorry to hear that?
are you taking any medication?
do you have any medical condition?
please reply to my questions.
Meds: previcid singular restoral no med conditions that I know of
so you take prevacid for acid reflux, singulair for allergies, restoril for insomnia
are you taking anything for constipation?
do you drink adequate fluids & eat dietary fibers like salad, fruits?
fluids yes...salads and fruits no
do you have any stomach pain?
are you able to pass flatus 9 gas)?
no stomach pain or pressure to go...just concerned
ok thanks for all these information.
The common cause of constipation is the medications.
singulair & restoril on long term use can caue some conmstipation.
you can prevent it by including plenty of dietary fibers like fruits, vegetables & fruit juice.
for now, you may start drinking prune juice good natural laxative.
alternately, take any over the counter fiber supplements like Citucel
these are safe natural laxatives
I meant Citrucel
do you need any more clarification?
not really...just concerned of possible blockage. again..no pain or pressure.
that is why blockage is unlikey in the absence of stomach pain, pressure, nausea, vomiting or inability to pass gas
these signs are essential to watch for.
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.
I hope it is nothing serious based on your symptoms.
simple constipation is a common problem at your age group
The beauty of aging! Thanks again.
bowel obstruction without any symptoms or past medical or surgical history is unusual
simple lifestyle modification like I suggested above will do the tricks!
O. K. Have a great week-end!