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I Cant Poop, Im A Paralyzed Diabetic,and Have To Take

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Posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2020
Question: I cant poop, Im a paralyzed Diabetic,and have to take after market means to poop. This started 2 months ago.I switched from Dasani water ,to Ralphs? Could this be?I started taking a Probiotic with the pooping bacteria been 5 days will see, I drink a ton of water.Thisis giving me a lot of uncomfortable problems. I'm in a nursing home with a Dr. Im stuck with, I refer to him as a quack because I dont have a choice, and he knows it Also take a big red gel cap for softening my stools
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Ask for enema.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for choosing "Ask A Doctor" service for your query,

I've read your details and am sorry for the problems that you are having,

Proper defecation requires a proper peristaltic moment of the rectum muscles in response to the filling up of excessive poop in it.

Diabetes causes degeneration of nerves all over the body including rectum hence stool passage becomes difficult despite using laxatives.

Suggestion:

Ask you Doctor for Enema to relieve you of constipation.
Even if Enema doesn't work, do revert back.

Change of water brand has nothing to do with this.
Drink not more than 3-liter water a day.

Do let me know how your feeling after enema...
Thank you


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I Cant Poop, Im A Paralyzed Diabetic,and Have To Take

Brief Answer: Ask for enema. Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for choosing "Ask A Doctor" service for your query, I've read your details and am sorry for the problems that you are having, Proper defecation requires a proper peristaltic moment of the rectum muscles in response to the filling up of excessive poop in it. Diabetes causes degeneration of nerves all over the body including rectum hence stool passage becomes difficult despite using laxatives. Suggestion: Ask you Doctor for Enema to relieve you of constipation. Even if Enema doesn't work, do revert back. Change of water brand has nothing to do with this. Drink not more than 3-liter water a day. Do let me know how your feeling after enema... Thank you