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Constipated for 6 days, Ok, Not really,

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Constipated for 6 days
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.


I'm Dr Chaithanya experienced Physician attending you

What is your age? Gender?

What medications are you on daily?

Any other health ailments?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


constipation is usually temporary and related to diet, and would resolve with a simple laxative.

If this is note the case, you need to see your doctor.

If it is new constipation, it is time for a doctors visit.

If you are 50 or older, and this is a new symptom, it is time for your screening colonoscopy.

If you are on medications, your doctor needs to see if any of them are contributing.

If your diet is lacking in soluble fiber, and if you do not drink enough water, this needs to be changes.

I am a double board certified US doctor, DR Thomas. You can reply to me now.

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You can find me by request in medical, any day of the week.

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

What have you tried for constipation.

Constipation from 6 days needs attention if ou had no single bowel movement.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


In fact.

In the US, if you are normally constipated, 6 days is no type of emergency.

Internal medicine doctors, such as myself, are quite aware that for some people, once a week is normal.

As I said above, if you have not resolved new contipation, see your doctor

If you have pain or bleeding ER.

If you are normally constipated, simply call your doctor.

I am a double board certified US doctor.

YOu can find me in medical by request daily.

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

If it is in US, or Germany or Australia

6 days constipation without bowel movement is not normal and it is a matter of concern

Please see the doctor

If you have already tried something, let me know