The longest time you have been consti...

The longest time you have been constipated ?

Created by Hermione on Oct 17, 2007

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Anonymous 278

Fountain Valley, CA

#161 Nov 27, 2012
dontknowat to do wrote:
I've been for 4 5 months not even one poop it hurts a lot and I'm crying juSt from reading these..ii want this to be over and I wanna be normal no matter hhow muchh I try I can't..god help me
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Okay you need to get to the doctor ASAP. Your crap is probably all the way up to your stomach by now, or even higher. Don't worry, just talk to your parents, and set up an appointment with a specialist REAL SOON.
Valeria

Märsta, Sweden

#163 Dec 1, 2012
Hey! I am 24 years old and this is the first time that I am constipated.I haven't gone to the toilet for 3 days now and I am really suffering.Every time that I try it hurts a lot,I cant even sit or sleep.I ate kiwi,carrots,I drank laxative tea still nothing.I took 2 tablets of Dulcolac before 2 hours and I am expecting the miracle really.Good luck everyone I really can feel you guys!
Daniel

Ashburn, VA

#164 Dec 20, 2012
I believe that I live a healthy lifestyle- I gym 3x a week, I eat tons of fruit, vegetables/day, I drink atleast 7 glasses of water/day, and I avoid all sugary things. However, from seven days ago I was unable to defecate. Why is this happening to me?? If memory serves, I have never been constipated before. Please help.
Des

Okotoks, Canada

#165 Dec 29, 2012
I need a little help here. I have been constipated, gassy, bloated, and generally feeling like an over inflated balloon for over a month now. I have daily BMs but they are sooo small by comparison to my intake of food. I have stomach pain on the lower left side and my whole lower back. Everytime I eat something ( pardon the analogy ) I feel like I'm trying to fill an ready overstuffed garbage bag. I went to the hospital ..... They just told me to drink more water and here is something for the pain. The gas/flatulence was to the point of extreme embarrassment ( extremely loud, putrid, uncontrollable, and constant ) my doctor prescribed pantoprazole to ease the acid in my stomach and it has offered some relief for the gas but none for the bloating/pressure. My stool diameter has been decreasing dramatically ( down to about half ) and I have gained over 15 lbs in about a week and migraine headaches have started ..... So dr prescribes buscopan to calm intestines...... no change. Laxatives haven't helped and saline cleanse just splashes through me. I am in pain with no energy and I'm losing sleep. Now scary version is that my family has a family history of colon cancer and even though I have reminded my dr and er staff over and over again to do tests for it they have not do e a single test. I got some blood work done recently and everything is normal ( Although I asked for it the Dr didn't check for cancer antibodies )...... I can't continue like this ...... I go to bed everynight thinking that I'm not going to wake up .... I need suggestions and advice ....... Unfortunately the Canadian health system doesn't allow for any kind of expediency when it comes to appointments ( for example ..... After my dad was diagnosed with cancer they booked him in to a cancer clinic ..... He died before his appointment ).

I need help ......
Des

Okotoks, Canada

#166 Dec 29, 2012
Ohh and I'm a 37 yr old male in pretty good shape and live an active life ...... I don't drink or do drugs .... Only vice is I am a smoker ( less than pack a day )
leah

Waterlooville, UK

#167 Jan 17, 2013
Hi my name is leah and im 12iv been conserpaited for4 weeks cumming to 5 what do i do x
jean

Fullerton, CA

#168 Jan 19, 2013
leah wrote:
Hi my name is leah and im 12iv been conserpaited for4 weeks cumming to 5 what do i do x
you said you are 12 years old. have you seen a doctor? have you used laxitives or suppositories to help your constipation? try one of those my best
Jazz

Quakers Hill, Australia

#169 Jan 20, 2013
How many sessions of colon hydrotherapy u needed? And what would u rate it out of 10 ?
angels04 wrote:
have you all considered colon hydrotherapy, that helped me. try www.thecoloniccenter.com
Maria

Colton, CA

#170 Jan 20, 2013
Ive been constipated for 4 months now since I had my baby. Its terrible when I go to restroom. So far dey recommend me dried plums n it worked. But im scared if I stop taking dem ill go bak to constipation... If this worsens should I seek a doctor? Pls help im scared...
Vanessa

Eatons Hill, Australia

#171 Jan 25, 2013
I haven't gone now for way over a month I've tried everything I can thinking I may need to go to the hospital
sdfghjk

UK

#172 Jan 30, 2013
I'm 17 & I've been constipated for about a week.. Last year before Christmas I was constipated for about 2 weeks & went to the hospital they sent me home and said just try and pass a stool but it didn't work so I went back again and they put a water type thing up my bum this released the hard stools that were blocking the rest of the poop which made me go to the toilet & empty my bowels. About 4 days after I was constipated again for the same 2 weeks so I took another trip to hospital & they sent me home with novomix and I empted my bowels again. It's now 2 weeks later & I'm constipated again.. The thing is I've tried to go to the toilet and nearly passed out I'm scared incase I die & I just don't know what to do anymore! I have the urge to pass stool but then nothing comes I don't know what to do.. Someome please help me!!
nicole

Fullerton, CA

#173 Jan 30, 2013
sdfghjk wrote:
I'm 17 & I've been constipated for about a week.. Last year before Christmas I was constipated for about 2 weeks & went to the hospital they sent me home and said just try and pass a stool but it didn't work so I went back again and they put a water type thing up my bum this released the hard stools that were blocking the rest of the poop which made me go to the toilet & empty my bowels. About 4 days after I was constipated again for the same 2 weeks so I took another trip to hospital & they sent me home with novomix and I empted my bowels again. It's now 2 weeks later & I'm constipated again.. The thing is I've tried to go to the toilet and nearly passed out I'm scared incase I die & I just don't know what to do anymore! I have the urge to pass stool but then nothing comes I don't know what to do.. Someome please help me!!
was your stomach hard and did you pass a lot of gas? have y tried suppositories?
sdfghjk

UK

#174 Jan 31, 2013
nicole wrote:
<quoted text> was your stomach hard and did you pass a lot of gas? have y tried suppositories?
No my stomachs Soft & No I haven't passed a lot of gas & haven't tried suppositories.
Suzy

Danvers, MA

#175 Feb 1, 2013
Hi Judy, I was reading your posts, and it was so surreal, b/c it sounded like me, who was writing your story. I'm so sorry for your pain and everything that goes with severe constipation.

I've contacted my primary care physician about this severe constipation at least a dozen times and the same stupid response is: take some Miralax. Ok, but I haven't gone to the bathroom for 7 days and I'm in pain... I have done Miralax in the past and it works okay, but I think it's time for an enema, or something much stronger. That medication you were talking about (with the strong warning on not to overdo it), is that a laxative or a gas reliever?
Judy wrote:
One more thing drinking water help so does streching... Like yoga moves or massage ur tummy so u can help ur colon move the waste out!!! Do not push so hard that u hurt urself... Hemorrhoids are not fun!!! This is nothing to be embarrass about !!! I have been with this problem for over 3 years, visited millions of doctors and hospitals, I have a current bill of $100,000.00 and no one has help me until now.. I have been given so many wrong diagnosis is sick this doctors still get paid and I'm still sick... I always look like I'm pregnant and went from 110 to 135 while retaining water and body waste .. My self steem has gone to the floor, I'm having problems breathing, I'm always fainty and my blood presure is always low.. I don't ever wanna go out or see people.. This is killing me.. But I WONT give up.. I'm now seeing Dr. Steven Wexner at the Cleveland clinic in FL... to c if I can finally go back to my normal life, but u guys are not alone and should not be embarrassed !! U r not alone .. DONT GIVE UP!! and if u have it go check with a doctor DO NOT IGNORE THIS!!!
sdfghjk

UK

#176 Feb 1, 2013
Does Senna Stop The Pain Of Passing A Stool?..
DougiePoo

United States

#177 Feb 8, 2013
Hello all. I am 26 yr old. Female and have had bathroom problems ever since I have been on methadone.(Not for addiction, no I'm not a junkie) I have had the MOST God AWFUL pain I've EVER experienced in my life in my intestines it feels like satan himself is dwelling inside me and twisting my intestines then stabbing me with a white hot blade. I actual cry like a baby. Pray to Jesus. Bargain with God. And I have a high pain threshold. What usually happens when I feel this pain is I have a large BM and then followed by severe diarrhea until I'm exhausted, sweating, shaking and weak. I have actually passed out from the pain before as well as thrown up. Also I get not exactly "constipated" but I have such a big and hard stool that when I FINALLY pass it I am pouring blood from my anus. I do drink often, I'm a bartender but not an alcoholic. I don't eat much and exceed use but retain more weight than I should Bc of the medication I'm wondering if anyone else experiences these painfull episodes I speak of. I actually have had to use my own hand to help before. Btw. Something that helps (and yes it is gross) is sticking a qtip or themoeter up there. That's what they do for babies who are constipated! Why not us? It really does help if u need help feeling the urge. Also try reading or watching something u love on ur laptop. Powerful emotions trigger urges. Seriously. Hey. Even lube can help if you feel like its too big. Call me gross if you want but I'm just being real. Massaging ur whole back and feet also helps with the pain and cramping get something hard and cylinder shaped and roll the bottom of ur feet on it while on the toilet. Also put your feet up higher where ur knees are level with ur chest. Let me know if any of these things help.
deseree

Parker, AZ

#178 Feb 10, 2013
sadangel wrote:
It's been a week now since I had my last bowel movement. I am so miserable. I have been diagnosed with anal fissure three months ago, and I'm still recovering from it. I've been battling with constipation during this period, but I never had an episode as bad as this one. For the last two days, I have been using enema but they didn't really work. Fleet enema did nothing for me. I have an appt with a GI specialist 4 days from now, but I don't think I can wait that long. I'm thinking about Phillips. It sort of worked before but I'm afraid it will mess up my system even more since I used enema
Thoughts anyone? God I"m so depressed =(
Okay what do you mean when you say phillips?
stopbeingconstip ated

Orange, CA

#179 Feb 14, 2013
Instead of spending all that money on laxatives and expensive procedures get a vitamix. I had problems for 6 years and then I bought a vitamix. I have never had problems after that. Make yourself green smoothies every morning and you will thank me for this post.
Zbar

Toms River, NJ

#180 Feb 16, 2013
A can of Bush Baked beans and a quart of Kool-Aid or Ripple and, that will do the trick.
Leah

Caledonia, MI

#181 Feb 28, 2013
5 years ago i took anti diarrhea pills because my nerves were shot and i couldnt stop going i took those everyday for about 3 months. I CANNOT go to the bathroom on my own im bloated and gassy and i hate this. Ive taken laxatives, mineral oil, fiber pills, activia NOTHING works... Does anyone have any suggestions i dont have health insurance and cant afford the gastroenterolist.

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