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My 89 year old mother is impacted for a couple days little

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My 89 year old mother is impacted for a couple days little bits are coming out. I tried a suppository no luck . She does have dementia. Has had back problems for years and is on 1-2 vicodens a day. Sitting on commode now. Still no luck. Should I give magnum citrate or go to ear?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


You should take here to the ER.

This can be dangerous, and I have seen impacted older people develop a sepsis picture from this.

And, she can not communicate well enough to tell you what is going on.

In the ER than can disimpact her, do an x ray, etc.

Keeping her safe.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


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