News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: no bowel movement in over a month


 nathan22 - Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:31 pm

I haven't had a bowel movement in over a month. I have tried drinking 10 bottles of magnesium citrate over 4 days, taken senna lax tablets (2) and had one enema since Tuesday. Nothing is producing anything but a little liquid. What more can I do
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:50 pm

User avatar Hi Nathan22,

I would suggest that you see your doctor to discuss this. It sounds like you are impacted. You may need to use some prescription strength medications to help this.

I would recommend against using large amounts of over the counter medications such as magnesium citrate. In large volumes these can cause electrolyte imbalances that can be dangerous.

Best wishes.

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here