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I was taking pepcid antacid and eating banans for acid

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I was taking pepcid antacid and eating banans for acid reflux no bowel movement for a week been straining and now have hemmroids.I now only poop out gas.
JA: OK. The Doctor will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: I dont feel weak no stomach aches.its just that i feel constipated
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.


In order to help you, I need more information: Age/gender, Is this constipation new or just in the pat week? have you lost weight? any other symptoms related to you belly, such as pain, blood with stool at any time?

Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.

Well, Okay;

  • Going a week without a bowel movement is not normal and could be serious. This is not related to these medications or the bananas. You need to be checked. I would recommend that you go to the ER for direct exam and testing
  • This could be serious bowel obstruction or tardy bowel. The underlaying problem needs to be identified soon and properly treated
  • Not sure how you were diagnosed with hemorrhoids, but if it is not diagnosed by a physician, it might be part of the underlying issue

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