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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: no bowel movement for 5 days
|swm37tn - Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:47 am||
im 39 and havent had a bowel movement for 5 days,im not taking any medication, except i took 4 ex-lax and still no movement , im cramping very bad, but gas has passed through, but very little, what could be wrong, i never have done this before ?
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:55 pm||
Causes of constipation include:
- Inadequate fluid intake
- A low-fiber diet
- Inadequate physical activity
Management and prevention depends on the underlying cause, in general it is advisable to
- Do a stool analysis.
- plenty of fluid intake.
Consult your doctor before taking any laxatives. He can recommend some stool softeners.
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