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I am in a terribly uncomfortable state due to a bowel

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I am in a terribly uncomfortable state due to a bowel blockage. Under normal conditions twist and contort a bit to empty my bowels, sometimes the blockage is irritated and swollen making it difficult to clear my bowels. painful uncomfortable and probably not very good for me I was wondering if you know of fast acting remedy for me in these situations?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
Have you been diagnosed with blockage or obstruction of intestine?
Since when are you having the symptom?
Which tests did you have?
Did you take any medicine?
Do you have have any past illness?
When did you consult doctor last?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok I'll answer these questions to the best of my ability but I should mention that I'm the type of individual that only goes to the doctor for emergency/or very necessary situations. Its been about a year since I saw an urgent care doctor after some tests and x=rays told me I had two possible issues one in the area of my uterus and the other intestinal. I didn't really give him a chance to explain much to me because I don't really want to know these things I'd rather just go along focused on life and if its time to go well then so be it. So, yes on the diagnosis, no on treatment or medicine. beside that about three years ago I had a cellulous infection in my leg that was pretty serious and prior to that I haven't been to the doctor since 2000 when I had surgery for endometriosis. I hope that helps. I'm 54 in menopause and am take no medications whatsoever.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the information,
Bowel habit varies among people.
In case of chronic obstruction of intestines, a consultation with a gastroenterologist would be helpful.
He can take further tests like colonoscopy, barium studies, scan etc.
Treatment would then be more specific.
Few other diseases like hypothyroidism can cause problem.
Increase of fibers & fluid can be helpful in bowel movement.
Some items like onions, Parley, Pumpkin, Spinach, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn, Cucumber, Lettuce, Pepper, Peas, Pears, Beans, Soybeans, kiwi, prunes etc. can be helpful.
Please avoid excessive caffeine, chocolate or dairy products.
Walk for 10-15 minutes after meals,
Daily exercise help to regulate bowel movement.
Miralax can help in bowel movement & can be used for short period.
For rapid relief, dulcolax suppository can be helpful.
It can be used occasionally.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.