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I have server diverrticolotics. (Sp)? I have trouble

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I have server diverrticolotics. (Sp)? I have trouble pooping! I sometimes go 7 or 8 days without going. I have tried meds such as medi-mucil , other pills Nc such. They either just make me toot or they make my poop pasty. Because my muscles have stretched that just becomes a mess. I've had this problem all my life. I remember as a little girl my mother would give me an enema. I have tried this and it works immediately. My question is is this a bad thing. How often can I do this. It actually makes me feel good And clean
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Not allergic to anything. I take blood pressure med and an aspirin
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

I am sorry you are having problems with bowel movements

you could have bowel motility dysfunction.

you should see a GI specialist about this

and get a bowel transit study

you may benefit from medications like linzess.

you can use a fleet enema once a week or so for now.

but make sure you drink plenty of water

let me know if you have questions.