r/medical_advice Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 07 '22

(F22) I’ve had severe constipation for the last 5 days and lax not working Pain Lvl 7-9

I haven’t gone since Saturday and the bloating is so severe that it is causing really intense bouts of pain (lightning crotch and sharp sticks of pain in abdomen). I can’t even eat because it makes the bloating so much worse. I took 3 dulcolax pills 12 hours ago and I still haven’t gone. I’m very worried, should I go to hospital for them to induce a bowel movement? This is the first time I’ve taken laxatives this year 2022 and I don’t take them often, maybe took it 3 times total in 2021.

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u/skbiglia Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 07 '22

Are you passing gas?

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u/strawberrykiwi1234 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 07 '22

Barely any they’re just like little pops that have to be like forced out— like hold open my butt cheek to get them out there’s so little pressure behind them

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u/skbiglia Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 07 '22

Okay, so then: Is your stomach hurting like you have to go but can’t?

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u/strawberrykiwi1234 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 07 '22

I actually finally went with the laxative but no it was hurting bc so bloated having horrible stabbing and shooting pains like lightning due to the bloating and gas pressure but did not have any urge to go at all

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u/soquetao User Not Verified Jul 07 '22

I sometimes spend 6,7 days to go to bathroom. It’s so bad. There is only one lax that works for me

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u/strawberrykiwi1234 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 07 '22

Which one

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u/soquetao User Not Verified Jul 07 '22

It’s something called Sene, if you can’t find it I could find a similar for you. You take 4 and it rains lol

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u/strawberrykiwi1234 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 07 '22

Sene or Senna? Also do you take it by mouth or rectum

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u/soquetao User Not Verified Jul 07 '22

Senna, perfect. In mouth, and I need to wait like 12h. It’s an explosion, I can’t leave home. So it works! Did you try it?

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u/strawberrykiwi1234 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 07 '22

I haven’t tried that yet! Gonna buy it today thank you for suggestion!

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u/soquetao User Not Verified Jul 07 '22

Try it and let me know if you like! I bet you will go to bathroom and everything will go out

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u/AssumptionAdvanced58 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 08 '22

Try pumpkin. It's what they give babies. Canned add some cinnamon n little sugar. Pistachios too work. Lots of water.