Patient :I am experiencing what seems to be a bowel obstruction: can't pass a stool but diarrhea seeps around
that apparent obstruction. Haven't had a bm for 4 days, which is, unfortunately, not unusual for me.
Have been trying for hours to have a bm without success. Should I take a laxative?
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