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My husband can't pass stool for over a week

My 62 yr old husband does not eliminate stool for over a week at a time -then it is very rock-hard and difficult to pass. He took 3 Ducolax before going to bed and is now up in the middle of the night with the stool stuck in his rectum. He tried to help with petroleum jelly and a rubber glove and caused bleeding . This has been on-going for 3 weeks. What can the cause be and how can he fix it?
Asked On : Sat, 12 Mar 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
He is suffering from habitual constipation and he needs medical management for the same.He can take Nux Vomica 200 1 dose of 4 tabs and wait for 24 hrs,if it is not resolved then he can take enema frm nearest physician.Afterwards he can take bryonia 30 4 tabs 3 times in day for 15 day and mostly the case will be cured.

Hope this helps,
dr jignesh
Answered: Sat, 12 Mar 2011
Homeopath Dr. Rangadhar Satapathy's  Response
Hi greetings from health care magic
It is called fecal impaction. a hard piece of stool has been lodged in the rectum. Dont try yourself to remove it. Often a warm mineral oil enema is used to soften and lubricate the fecal impaction. However, enemas alone are usually not enough to remove a large, hardened impaction. The mass may have to be manually broken up. A health care provider will need to insert one or two fingers into the rectum and slowly break up the mass into smaller pieces so that it can be expelled.
After the removal to have regular bowel motion you should change the food habits. increase fiber intake from whole-wheat grains, bran, and fresh fruits and vegetables may help add bulk to the stool and promote normal bowel movements. Make special efforts to increase daily fluid intake.
Avoid any junk and fast food. Regular exercise helps establish regular bowel movements. Thank you
Answered: Sat, 12 Mar 2011
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