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For the past two days, my husband seems to be constipated.

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For the past two...

For the past two days, my husband seems to be constipated.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

He has had terrible gas pains, mid back pain after he has eaten since last night. today he went to work and was feeling better. he said the pain in his stomach didn't go away but felt better. no fever no nausea or vomitting

Doctor's Assistant: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

He said nothing

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No injuuries pretty fit he said he feels better when he burps or passes gas but that has neem rare

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago

He may try following for his symptoms;

1) For gas; Beano or Mylanta.

2) For constipation; he may try Dulcolax suppository or home use water based enema.

The warnings signs which warrant visit to urgent care or emergency room are;

Severe pain

Tenderness on abdomen.

Significant bloating.

Nausea and vomiting.

For immediate long term measures for constipation;

Following would be helpful;

1) Vegetables,

2) Fruits (especially dried fruits)

3) Cereals like whole wheat, bran or oatmeal

4) Celery

5) Grainy breads, such as whole wheat, rye or pumpernickel

6) Legumes, such as chickpeas, baked beans and lima beans

7) Dried plums (prunes), and prune juice

You can try ground flaxseed sprinkled on salads, cooked vegetables, and cereals.

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