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i have not had a bowel movement in almost 2 weeks. I have taken exlax several times an castor oil almost whole bottle enema several tjmes and no relief what do i need to do now

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  • Dr. Chris September 5, 2011

    You need to immediately speak to a doctor. Stop with the enemas immediately as you can cause distension of the bowels that can complicate your condition further. You may want to read more on obstipation here –

    Two weeks is very severe although not unheard of. Whether this is due to an obstruction within the bowels, impacted feces near the rectum and so on is inconsequential for you at this point. You need to see a doctor as intervention is required immediately. The relevant tests and investigations will be conducted and your doctor will inform you of a diagnosis.


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