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Immediate constipation relief - please help!

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 26, 2012 at 10:53 AM

What can I eat that will push everything out? I'm not looking for long-term solutions (there are lots of good posts about this already), but I'm looking for a quick fix that will relieve the pain TODAY. I have been so backed up (haven't gone for well over a week) and I'm in pain :( I don't want to take an over the counter laxative as it's way too harsh and painful on my body. Any suggestions appreciated!!!

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on March 21, 2013
at 02:00 PM

Agreed about the Senna. I use it (very rarely) because it is crazy effective, but it causes about five minutes of intense cramping before you spring into action.

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on March 21, 2013
at 07:06 AM

I don't know a quick fix. In a long run, add some starchy vegetables and eat raw beats with olive oil and lemon juice every day.

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on October 26, 2012
at 01:26 PM

You could be impacted. Laxatives probably won't soften your stool sufficiently for you to pass it, since it's been sitting in your colon for a week. If an enema doesn't work, go to a doctor ASAP. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000230.htm

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on October 26, 2012
at 12:11 PM

Good point re the prunce juice being easier than prunes.. Also, to the OP: if you want something pretty high calorie etc and effective blend some dates with coconut cream wouldn't go astray I daresay.

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on October 26, 2012
at 12:05 PM

Word of warning about senna: it can cause a lot of cramping in some people.

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on March 21, 2013
at 06:47 AM

Fiber comes from advanced carbohydrates- like those in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. feeding simple fraction cup of inexperienced peas provides you five grams, one apple has three grams, and a bowl of bran cereal will offer up to thirteen grams. one or two of tiny carrots has three grams and a couple of slices of whole wheat bread can profit you with four grams of dietary fiber.Many people have used prunes for constipation and it's true that typically prunes can give a minimum of temporary relief of from constipation. Here we are going to take a glance at a number of the advantages that prunes ought to your health , particularly if you're affected by constipation.

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on October 26, 2012
at 02:29 PM

I would second a saline enema

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on October 26, 2012
at 02:04 PM

Drink a cup of hot water first thing in the morning, it might or not work, give it a try, it has worked for me in the past.

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on October 26, 2012
at 01:53 PM

Contact a doctor. The blockage could be something that you don't want to push out on your own. This is pretty serious condition and may require surgery. This is not something you want to mess with, a full week without excretion is a big deal!

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on October 26, 2012
at 12:43 PM

Glycerine suppository or saline enema will be quick but this is may be something that you need to consult with a physician for. One week is a long time, especially if you are having pain. Please call a doctor if none of these suggestions work.

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on October 26, 2012
at 12:00 PM

You need a stool softener. I would suggest a strong glass of Epsom salt. You might drink this down with a double strength Senna tea which is a stimulant laxative (think natural exlax).

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on October 26, 2012
at 12:05 PM

Word of warning about senna: it can cause a lot of cramping in some people.

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on March 21, 2013
at 02:00 PM

Agreed about the Senna. I use it (very rarely) because it is crazy effective, but it causes about five minutes of intense cramping before you spring into action.

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on March 21, 2013
at 06:29 AM

The sorbitol present in prune juice helps in drawing fluid to the gut. This makes the stool soft, that aids in easy bowel movement. Many people have used prunes for constipation and it's true that typically prunes can give a minimum of temporary relief of from constipation. Here we are going to take a glance at a number of the advantages that prunes ought to your health , particularly if you're affected by constipation.Prunes contain sorbitol, soluble and insoluble fiber and polyphenols.These compounds have laxative properties. However, it's vital to notice that prune juice, that is strained and that doesn't contain any pulp, has terribly less dietary fiber.

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on October 26, 2012
at 11:56 AM

Prune juice works for a lot of people, and it's easier to get down a bunch of it quickly than eating the prunes. I love prune juice but avoid it because of this (and the sugar). Second for magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts), which works fast and doesn't usually cause harsh cramping. It works by drawing a bunch of water into the colon, rather than stimulating peristalsis (which is crampy). The bottles of "soda" in the laxative aisle work the same way, but that's magnesium citrate. Any idea why you're so constipated for so many days? I'd want to explore that too.

Oh, and someone should say this, for prudence: if you have real "pain," (versus that really uncomfortable bloaty tension), consider consulting a health care professional, in case something else more serious is going on, especially if you try a remedy and nothing happens.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on October 26, 2012
at 12:11 PM

Good point re the prunce juice being easier than prunes.. Also, to the OP: if you want something pretty high calorie etc and effective blend some dates with coconut cream wouldn't go astray I daresay.

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on October 26, 2012
at 11:41 AM

Magenisum oxide, epsolm salts, molasses, prunes, dates, coconut oil. That's off the top of my head, there's a lot more I believe.

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