Health

Ask health experts and get answers to your health question ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

My wife definitely is impacted, no bowel movements in three…

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
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Health Question
Answered in 12 minutes by:
12/6/2016
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc, General Physician
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 3,762
Experience: General physician with experience in General & Family Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
Verified

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.

Feel free for further queries. It's good to discuss rather than quit.
Your satisfaction is our goal.
Please leave positive rating by clicking 5 stars above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you today
we only get after positive feedback.
Avoid poor/bad rating.
Bonus is highly appreciated.
We are here to help you until you satisfy.
Thanks.

Ask Your Own Health Question

May I help you more?
Feel free for further queries.
I wish to help you if there is any other query regarding your question.
Please avoid poor/bad rating.

Waiting for your reply.

Ask Your Own Health Question
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
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali, Doctor (MD/DO)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 10,806
Experience: MBBS, MD, ECFMG certified. 11 year experience in dealing with cases related to all fields of medicine
Verified

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.

Do you have any more questions?

Please leave a POSITIVE rating by clicking on the stars above, until you do i am not compensated for my time. You can continue to ask follow-up questions even after the POSITIVE rating. You can also ask questions from me directly by going on the link below,

http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-muneeb-ali/

Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali, Doctor (MD/DO)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 10,806
Experience: MBBS, MD, ECFMG certified. 11 year experience in dealing with cases related to all fields of medicine
Verified
Dr. Muneeb Ali and 87 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a health professionalLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Muneeb Ali Your Own Question
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali, Doctor (MD/DO)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 10,806
10,806 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MBBS, MD, ECFMG certified. 11 year experience in dealing with cases related to all fields of medicine

Dr. Muneeb Ali is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor (MD)

5,660 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Doctor

102 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Doctor (MD)

5,096 satisfied customers

Practice Director

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor (MD)

19,863 satisfied customers

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Dr. Chip

Dr. Chip

Doctor (MD)

14,266 satisfied customers

Over 20 yrs of Family Practice

Dr. Mark

Dr. Mark

Doctor (MD)

6,253 satisfied customers

U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery

Dr. Gupta

Dr. Gupta

Doctor (MD)

5,053 satisfied customers

Vastly experienced MD Physician with 19 years of experience.

< Previous | Next >

Related Health Questions
My husband had hip surgery 3 weeks ago. He has been
My husband had hip surgery 3 weeks ago. He has been constipated for 5 days now and is in pain. He can't even seem to urinate tonight. Is there something I can try at home or do I need to wait for the … read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
4,267 satisfied customers
My mother is 63 years old. She is in severe pain with
My mother is 63 years old. She is in severe pain with impacted stool. She is not regular with bowel movements anyway, but she hasn't been in a week. This morning, she is in severe pain and can feel th… read more
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha
Doctoral Degree
532 satisfied customers
This question has been presented before to a doctor on Just
This question has been presented before to a doctor on Just Answer and the solution worked for my 94 year old mother, however, it is not working now. The problem is she is completely bedridden and has… read more
Julia Kizhner
Julia Kizhner
Physician Assistant
Master's Degree
1,123 satisfied customers
My wife 61 yrs old had breast surgery (complete left)
My wife 61 yrs old had breast surgery (complete left) 12/28/09. She has been on pain pills ( around 2-3 per day ) since. She has not had a bowel movement since 12/29/09. Since yesterday she has tried … read more
Dr Wu
Dr Wu
Doctoral Degree
1,058 satisfied customers
I have been on adipex now for about 12 days. I have not had
Hi! I have been on adipex now for about 12 days. I have not had a bowel movement since i started the medication. I am 30 years old with a bmi of 31. Before the medication I only produced a bowel movem… read more
Pauline
Pauline
Doctor
Bachelor Degree
776 satisfied customers
I am experienceing constipation from asthma medicine. I have
I am experienceing constipation from asthma medicine. I have tried oral laxatives in the past with mixed results. Some of these results happen in bad times during work. I have been asked to try fleet … read more
drkevinmd
drkevinmd
Doctoral Degree
184 satisfied customers
I ate sunflower seeds shell in all now i am having alot of
I ate sunflower seeds shell in all now i am having alot of pain and cant have a bowel movement do to the pins and needle feeling.will a stool softner help?… read more
Kathleen
Kathleen
Registered Nurse
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
349 satisfied customers
I was admitted to the hospital last Sat night from the er
I was admitted to the hospital last Sat night from the er with severe abdominal pain and nausea. I had tests and scans & on Tuesday had a colonoscopy that revealed what the gastroenterolgist said was … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,863 satisfied customers
My male friend (age 44, 6'2, 265 lbs)) has been having aches
my male friend (age 44, 6'2, 265 lbs)) has been having aches in his stomach for 2 days. He is frequently troubled with constipation, but he says his stomach hasn't hurt like this before. I got him a f… read more
Dr.Bernon
Dr.Bernon
Hospitalist
M.D.
370 satisfied customers
I have not had a bowel movement since the 19th of July. I
I have not had a bowel movement since the 19th of July. I taken Magnesium citrate, phoso soda, docolax, doculax suppositories, fleet( Saline, and mineral oil) I had a x ray, blood test and urine and t… read more
Dr. Gupta
Dr. Gupta
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,053 satisfied customers
My husband had been on oxycod and ibuprofen for several
my husband had been on oxycod and ibuprofen for several weeks following knee surgery He's been constipated right from the start and our pharmacist suggested docusate sodium 100 mg softgel help slightl… read more
wallace_rn
wallace_rn
Cardiac RN
Master's Degree
124 satisfied customers
My three yar old daughter had blood in her stool, that was
My three yar old daughter had blood in her stool, that was kind of hard I am very concerned she has been having an aweful lot of potty accidents also. Her pediatrician has it's to spite me. That just … read more
Deborah
Deborah
Nurse Practitioner
1,896 satisfied customers
Constipation i have been doing an fleet enema everyday for
constipation i have been doing an fleet enema everyday for the last two months. a test was ran to see if i had a problem, but nothing showed up on the test. i am blowed, my back hurt and i can not go … read more
Theresa
Theresa
Clinical Psychologist
Master Degree
628 satisfied customers
My daughter (14yrs) is very constipated. The Dr. could feel
My daughter (14yrs) is very constipated. The Dr. could feel that she has alot in her. and has abdominal pain. She drank magnesium citrate (I think that is right) 2 nights in a row with no result. She … read more
NurseElisa
NurseElisa
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
596 satisfied customers
My 20 month old granddaughter hasn't made a bowel movement
My 20 month old granddaughter hasn't made a bowel movement in over a week and the emergency room said she has no bowel sounds. They sent her home saying its maybe onset of a stomach virus. She is in a… read more
Judy
Judy
Clinical Documentation System Specialist
Diploma, credits toward BSPA
624 satisfied customers
I am having problems with bowel movements. For some reason I
I am having problems with bowel movements. For some reason I can't seem to get them to move. It has now been three weeks since I had one. What can I do?… read more
Brian Barnes
Brian Barnes
Bachelor's Degree
12 satisfied customers
I have an 8 year old granddaughter that is packed with poop
I have an 8 year old granddaughter that is packed with poop all the way up under her rib cage. She has been taking mineral oil and orange juice for 2 days now, but nothing. You can see the oil in the … read more
Dr. Hanson
Dr. Hanson
Medical Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
644 satisfied customers
My neice is 8 years old. She still in her pants. My sister
My neice is 8 years old. She still poops in her pants. My sister says that she will be fine and the next thing you know she is playing and has pooped her pants and just wears it. She doesn't clean up … read more
Dr. Hanson
Dr. Hanson
Medical Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
644 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x