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    urgent bowel question

    I might be impacted and I haven't been able to go poopoo for some time, today we are thinking about doing something that we have never done before.... Is it OK to do a laxative and an enema simultaneously or is just the enema sufficient?
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    I drank warm prune juice once when I was blocked up, worked really well. I have not used a suppository in years. My main cure for most things has been essential oils

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    Is your abdomen distended, tight or are you slightly nauseated? The enema will work faster .But the laxative will move every thing down and out. If your stool is hard or lumpy then a stool softener and increase roughage and drinking more liquids would be helpful. CWO
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    When did you last have a stool? How do you know you are impacted vs. severely constipated? If you have nausea or vomiting, or have no bowel sounds or not passing gas, you could have an ileus, or other serious obstruction. Laxatives could cause bowel rupture in such a case.

    If you are really just badly constipated, my preference is to use both a stimulant from above (bisacodyl tablets, senna tablets, etc.) and an osmotic laxative such as milk of magnesia, or Lactulose, and then do a oil retention enema to soften the stool, followed in 1-2 hours with a enema if you are able to retain it.

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