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How long can a person not have a bowel movement without causing a medical concern?

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

10 days ago I experienced vomiting and diarrhoea after eating some strawberries and cream. This was followed 3 days later by extreme diarrhoea and loss of bowel control lasting 12 hours. No further bowel movements have occurred.

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

For the past week I have been taking pepto bismo and kaopectate max and 1-2 tablets of hydrocodone to relieve feelings of discomfort each day. I have been diagnosed with prostrate cancer and have an enlarged prostrate. I am 79 year old male.

Doctor's Assistant: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?

Yes

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Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 2 months ago

Do you pass flatus or gas?

Is there any nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
some gas is passed intermittent. no nausea or vomiting except on the 2 occasions that I have noted. Some abdominal distension is probable. Appetite remains good and I am able to ingest food without vomiting.
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 2 months ago

Thank you for the input.

I am very sorry for your symptoms.

Hydrocodone, peptobismol, keopactate max can cause constipation.

You taking all together, these are the factors for constipation.

No need to take those medicine now.

Motrin can be take if the pain and discomfort is too much.

Take more fluid, vegetables, fruits.

As you are passing gas, no need to worry.

Dulcolax suppository can be used to have bowel movement.

If the symptom continues, I would advise to take an examination by doctor.

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