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Re: What could I take for bad constipation? qbsbrown

Posted by Larry Hoover on March 31, 2009, at 22:42:28

In reply to Re: What could I take for bad constipation?, posted by qbsbrown on March 31, 2009, at 11:40:36

I don't understand why the fleet enema and the glycerin suppository have had such small effect. Is it possible that the fecal mass has not dropped down adjacent to the anus, into the lowest segment of the bowel? Do you have that feeling of pressure/urge to move the bowels? Or instead, just the fullness? Perhaps your peristalsis (rhythmic movement of fecal mass along the bowel) is weak to non-existent. In that case, a stimulant laxative (those herbs, e.g. senna, or the blend you mentioned) might do the trick. As would castor oil. The problem is that there are potentially serious disorders that involve significant decreases in peristalsis. That's why I asked earlier if you'd been assessed by a doctor. Tell you what, if you try a stimulant laxative, and it fails. And you increase the dose to the max and it fails again, go straight away to a doctor and tell him the sort of problem you're facing. Peristalsis is mediated by serotonin, but there's more to it than that.

Lar

 

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