The last time I properly had bowel movements was Sunday

Patient

Q: The last time I properly had bowel movements was Sunday 24th May. I've been to hospital twice since with severe abdominal pain and the second time they said they think it's constipation as my X-ray showed some foecal loading. I've been taking laxatives since last Thursday (started with Senna then switched to Dulcolax as Senna wasn't working but my doctor has told me to switch back to Senna again). Went to the doctors on Tuesday and she gave me Laxido but I had a bad reaction to it so only used it once. I used an enema (Micralax) yesterday and only a tiny bit came out after. Every time I eat anything at all, it causes absolute agony so I've barely eaten anything for 10days, maximum of a couple of bites of something a day but I also have no appetite anyway. I'm not actually in any pain unless I eat but I'm going on holiday Friday-Monday and would like to be able to eat whilst I'm away! I would appreciate any advice on this as the stand-in doctor I saw on Tuesday didn't seem to think it was a particular problem and just said continue taking Senna for another 1-2 weeks which I didn't really think was very helpful as it's making absolutely no difference. Thank you!

Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: My husband had quad open bypass surgery 8 month ago he had bad stress test then cath lab has 80% blocked artery and 7...

Q: Hello. I'm interested in starting the "mini pill" aka the progesterone only birth control pill, it's called...

Q: This morning I ate big amount of something sweet (Halva) for breakfast and it made me feel sick. I just threw up. At ...

Q: Hi I had an MRI due to migraines and confused and extremely worried about the results. I don't have access to the rep...

Q: I am so scared. I had to have five ct scans this year to various issues. Am I at risk for cancer?

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews