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My wife definitely is impacted...
My wife definitely is impacted, no bowel movements in three days and this has been going on for 2 or 3 weeks! She has been able to get some around it but not now! We have tried oil enemas, mineral oil orally ! She also has some pretty irritated hemoriods which is making things worse! Would drinking a bottle of calcium citrates do good or cause more pain
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Onlinedoc
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Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.

As per your description,as she has hemorrhoids so she can usually take up to 10 ounces (oz.) of calcium/magnesium citrate oral solution with 8 oz. of water.

Also add metamucil.

Warm water sitz bath with betadine solution can soothe hemorrhoid pain.

Also use prep H for pain and burning around anus.

She can take OTC Gas X if there is bloating.

If her constipation'll not show any improvement then see a proctologist or colo rectal specialist for a clinical exam.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I was more concerned about the impaction! If she takes the calcium citrate will it cause her to be in pain or issues if it can't get past the impacted area? Or will it help get that impacted area out? I don't want to cause her more pain or have her more backed up! Can you address the calcium citrate and will it move the impacted f
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Please see my response above
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Hi,

i see that you have requested a new expert. Well calcium citrate would NOT worsen the impaction in the case of your wife HOWEVER there is one matter of concern here, the two exceptions with calcium citrate should not be used or for that matter any drugs are abdominal distension with tenderness and inability to pass air via the rectum. if these two symptoms are present then that could indicate a problem of intestinal obstruction. In such a scenario she would need to be treated in the ER. if she does not have these symptoms, then she can safely use calcium citrate.

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