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I believe I’m suffering from an impacted stool. I don’t know…

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I believe I’m suffering...

I believe I’m suffering from an impacted stool. I don’t know what to do to try and treat the issue. It’s is becoming increasingly uncomfortable and I’m beginning to get scared. I’ve been using Colace for 3 days now and it doesn’t seem to be helping. What should I do?

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

Loss of appetite. No fever or rash

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?

No fever or respiratory symptoms

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

I don’t think so

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago

how old are you?

are you male or female

you need to go to the drug store and buy 2-4 bottles of Fleet enemas and miralax laxatives and gadorade or sports drinks to drink to prevent dehydration.

fleet enemas can help you clear out stool out of your rectum.

laxatives like miralax can help you move your bowels as well.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
42 year old female
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago

are you able to make it to the drug store?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Yep thanks for advice
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago

you are welcome

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