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Constipation (Adults)


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Comment from: Jojo, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 19

After a serious bout of constipation and several applications of Fleet enema, glycerin was finally able to eliminate the mass of impacted stool. This was followed by a mucous diarrhea. Now I have to get back to a normal movement watching my food habits, etc.

Comment from: Lane, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 15

I have gone the diet way mostly. Things work well for a while and then they don't work as well. Diet, for example; prunes, prune juice, whole wheat bread, bran flakes. I tried prune juice on an empty stomach, wait 1/2 an hour, then apple juice. That was great at first. Then we got some ginger tea form Africa. Wow. I drank about a cup and I started to hear gurgling in the intestines. Then about 2 hours later, yes I am not kidding you, 2 hours I had a good bowel movement. Today seems to be doing well too. I would not follow the second day with more tea until you find how this affects you.

Comment from: 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

I am an adult but nowadays I get bowel elimination twice per week. I feel pain on my abdomen as burning pain.

Comment from: secretadmire, Male (Patient) Published: July 22

For me, when I got constipation, I drink the ice. Simple and nice! Then I will immediately go to toilet. But somehow I have difficulty to prevent my kid who is not yet 2 years old, from constipation.

Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine


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