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Horrible Constipation!! Please help!

Asked by amazingme (1860points) February 1st, 2010

Okay I have been constipated since Friday…It is now Monday night!!!! On Sat. night, i drank a whole bottle of that liquid mg citrate and i basically had butt piss all Sunday morning and now I can’t poop again!!! I’m insanely bloated (my mom says it looks like I gained 5 lbs) and I have horrible pains that come and go above my belly button. Please help, it’s painful and I have school tomorrow.

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JLeslie's avatar

Did you try an enema? Also if you eat, eat some raisins or prunes. Also, drink some caffeine.

desiree333's avatar

Wow, I’m not sure if I can help you, but I have to try. Try taking mineral oil, and drinking peppermint tea. Have you tried laxatives? And eating a couple bannanas, and raisins could probably help too. I have never been constipated before, but I think that should all help.

buckyboy28's avatar

Get an extra large Dunkin Donuts iced coffee and a McChicken. That should clear you out in no time.

amazingme's avatar

im gonna try these right away!!!
i did take a laxative on friday but those didnt do anything.

i forgot to mention it really hurts to walk around and i feel better when im in the fetal position..yeah i know pathetic.

amazingme's avatar

No I know for sure I’m not pregnant.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

My doctor recommended Senokot-S .

Take the maximum recommended dosage and it will soften the stool and allow you to purge the build-up.

good luck

stardust's avatar

Oh poor you, being bloated is the worst. Try drinking peppermint tea – it will help with the pains if nothing else. Apart from that, prune juics(which is gross I know), hot milk maybe?. Try to massage your stomach. It should help. I hope you feel better soon.

ava's avatar

Orange Essence Prunes. They do the trick every time and don’t taste as gross as regular prunes.

HTDC's avatar

“butt piss”.

Haha as much as I want to take this seriously, I just can’t bring myself to do it.

JLeslie's avatar

I would not eat raw veggies, be careful what fiber you eat to try to clear up the problem. Raw veggies and nuts are hard to digest and can block you more. Try raisins, as I mentioned before, and hot cereal like wheatina.

Be careful with laxatives, sounds like you are backed up pretty high up in your system if you hurt by your belly button, aww how awful. Laxatives can be kind of violent.

Really, try the enema. You might send a PM to Dr Dredd, she is a primary care doctor.

amazingme's avatar

Thanks for all the good answers!! I hope it goes away! I would just go to Waffle House to clean me out, but I’m too far north to find one.

Pcrecords's avatar

If you have a juicer make something tasty and drink about a pint of it.

Fruit is good.

Trillian's avatar

Read and follow all directions on the product package.

Dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment. Drink a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) after taking this product unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Doing so will help prevent serious side effects (e.g., a loss of too much body water-dehydration).
If this product is used too frequently, it may cause loss of normal bowel function and an inability to have a bowel movement without using the product (laxative dependence).

ubersiren's avatar

I was in this boat over the summer due to some medications. If it’s really bad, no amount of fiber will help you. Drink lots of water and if you’re desperate enough, try a suppository or enema.

Here is the question I asked. Scroll down to @Shilo’s (our resident doctor) responses. Of course you can read them all for your info if you want.

autumn43's avatar

Have a bowl of colon blow: raisin bran mixed with shredded wheat and grape nuts. Then eat 7 to 10 apricots.

Good luck. It’s a horrible feeling. I hope you get relief with any or all of the suggestions here.

jrpowell's avatar

What Dog said. Go to the Emergency room right now

shilolo's avatar

Agree with Dog and Johnpowell above (and, no offense, but ignore other home remedies). You need to go to ER STAT, especially if you have had any fever or pain/weird sensations on the right or left side below the belly button!
To summarize:
Constipation, abdominal pain (around belly button) and inability to walk (peritoneal signs) are all consistent with a serious intraabdominal problem like appendicitis (of course, there are other things, like partial small bowel obstructions, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, etc.) You sound like you’re a young person (the mom/school issue), and appendicitis is very common in your age group. Also, judochop in that thread had the same symptoms, and he had appendicitis.

Go. Right. Now.

amazingme's avatar

I appreciate your concern, but I don’t think I have appendicitis. My mom has thought that I’ve had it in the past, but it ended up just constipation. (My mom works in a clinic). Plus after eating tons of raisins and a banana with some coffee the pain has gone down a lot. Also, the pains are above my belly button.
But I will keep that advice in mind.

Trillian's avatar

Appendicitis pain is generally lower right quadrant. Also an inability to straighten ones legs. Intense LRQ pain. Be sure you’re ok.

shilolo's avatar

Hey, what do I know? I’m just an infectious diseases doctor. I don’t deal with this.~
By the way, classic appendicitis starts with periumbilical pain (that is, around the belly button) and then migrates to the right lower quadrant. The straight leg raising is rarely positive, and more frequent in children. But, again, what do I know? ~

One thing going against appendicitis is that you’ve had symptoms for more than 3 days, which is uncommon in unruptured appendicitis, but the “I’m only comfortable in the fetal position” and “It hurts to walk” suggest peritonitis, an emergency independent of the cause.

chyna's avatar

I think I would go to the hospital just in case. If @shilolo recommended that I go to the hospital, my butt would be there.

amazingme's avatar

…sorry didn’t mean for that last comment to come off as rude or anything…

Arisztid's avatar

Errr… butt piss? Now that is funny.

Ok your constipation started friday and you drank mag citrate on Saturday? You took mag citrate after a day of constipation? Do you know that mag citrate is what is given to people to clean their bowls before surgery? So, now it is Monday night, two days after having absolutely cleaned your bowls with mag citrate.

After a mag citrate cleanout, you are not going to have anything in there to eliminate.

Really, if you are this worried about it, you need to see a doctor and either confirm your fears or rule them out. You already took, from what I know, the most potent laxative out there (mag citrate).

You almost certainly need to stabilize your diet. There is good advice here for that.

amazingme's avatar

Okay..I’m going to head over to the hospital just in case.

Arisztid's avatar

I did not say that. I said ask your doctor because you seem very concerned.

No way am I, or anyone else other than a physician examining you, qualified to diagnose you.

amazingme's avatar

Ive decided not to go and booked an appointment for tomorrow instead.

Arisztid's avatar

I say “good on you” for that. I thought that you were being facetious.

If your symptoms get any worse or you become actively scared, do go to the hospital.

amazingme's avatar

Oh no I wasn’t being facetious.
That’s one of the downfalls of text rather than talking to people in person; interpreting tone can be all over the place.

Adagio's avatar

At the beginning of 2005 I was constipated, had increasing abdominal discomfort and was passing no wind. I went to the local hospital where they filled me with laxatives which produced nothing. The next day I had a very uncomfortable procedure carried out on my colon which diagnosed a twisted/strangulated bowel. That evening I underwent emergency surgery to remove the lower part of my ascending colon. I share this story because it illustrates that constipation can be an indicator of something more serious.

amazingme's avatar

Oh wow.
I’m so sorry. That must’ve been painful.
I am going to see my doctor tomorrow. If the pain gets worse before then, I will go to the hospital a get this all checked out. Hopefully, they will be able to rule out anything horrible.

Judi's avatar

I haven’t read all the advice, but if you have a blockage I would say STOP EATING!
Drink plenty of fluids and take a stool softener like colase. (On my iPhone, not sure if I spelt that right.). Get an enema if you can and if you still haven’t home by wednesday see a doctor. Good luck!

Judi's avatar

I can’t correct the word home with the word gone. Stupid iPhone!

amazingme's avatar

its okay, i know what you meant.

Arisztid's avatar

@amazingme That is definitely a problem with typing rather than talking.

The big thing is none of us are doctors and I see that you realize this. If you are afraid right now, at all, get thee to a hospital. If it gets worse… hospital ASAP. Doctor regardless.

One of the thing that bothers me about “butt piss” is someone with a blockage like @Judi says is people will experience very liquid stool as it goes around the blockage. The thing is I have never seen high volumes of liquid stool with a blockage and you DID take mag citrate. Blockages also do not happen in a matter of days. Still… it is something to think about. Oh, I have worked in the medical field for decades.

I have horrid IBS and one can get into a cycle of laxatives, anti-diarrhea meds, laxatives, anti-diarrhea meds, etc. IBS can also be extremely painful… first hand experience here. You mention the pain so I have to wonder.

With IBS and other things you have to find a balance.

One of the big things is that you have to rule out any serious causes and the best person to talk about that, handling IBS, or any other bowel issue is your doc.

It could be something minor or it could be a huge deal. As I said… doctor. :)

Dog's avatar

Removed by self due to mis- read.

TheLoneMonk's avatar

Too bad you aren’t a math teacher…then you could work it out with a pencil.

Pandora's avatar

You may be just full of gas. Try some maylox. (I think I spelled it right) It will help get rid of the gas. If your drinking soda of any kind or coffee, it probably isn’t helping. Try doing some situps to help the gas move along. Like Mike said eat some more fiber. Bye the way products like milk or cheese can also constipate you an make you gassy.

Judi's avatar

O K, I finally read the other threads. Don’t listen to me. Listen to @shilolo . He’s a doctor and if he says go to the hospital then DO IT!! I had a friend when I was young die from a ruptured appendix. My niece also had the same symptoms and the doctor told her she was literally “full of shit” and gave her an enema. Either way, you have to get this checked out.
I still think you should quit eating solids until you poop though, just in case they have to do surgery.

Arisztid's avatar

I did not read @shilolo ‘s comment.

What he says… do. I do not think you can get more definitive than that.

shilolo's avatar

@amazingme Please do update us when you get a chance. Hopefully, it was nothing more serious than a bad case of gas.

autumn43's avatar

@amazingme! Hope you went to the doctor and found out what was going on. I was thinking about you all day.

amazingme's avatar

I actually didn’t end up going to the doctor. I got a little snow and then TONS of snow.
However, I am fine now. I basically just had a ton of gas and did sit ups. I also just stopped eating as I usually do and drank a lot of water. So now I’m no longer stopped up and I feel completely fine. I even went out and played in the 3 feet of snow that I have. :D Thanks for your guys’ advice. I really appreciate it. :D

Zen_Again's avatar

What’s moar fiber?

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