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What causes severe stomach cramps, constipation, flatulence and vomiting?

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Posted on Fri, 20 May 2016
Question: Hello,

I have not had a bowel movement on 10-12 days but keep feeling the need to. I am getting sever cramps in my stomach but again cannot have a bowel movement. I have tried over the counter laxitives over the past week including Senocot, Fibragel and Dulcolac but to no avail. I have also tried foods including orange juice, Red Bull etc. Following this I used an Enema which did nothing and tried a second one an hour later. Now 24 hours later the cramps remain and are aggravated when I move around or attempt to stand up straight. I am passing gas normally (slightly more than usual) and have vomited once. I am hydrated and drinking 2-3 litres of water per day. Can you advise?
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (2 hours later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

Given all that you have tried and that you have vomited, at this point I wouldn't try further oral laxatives but I'd suggest one of two things:

1. Try another enema
OR
2. Go to an urgent care center (I am not sure what something similar is called in Ireland) and they will try to manually disimpact you (using a gloved finger) and may also give you an enema.

If you do decide to try another enema on your own, and it is unsuccessful then definitely do go in to be seen by a doctor. You have tried patiently and now it is time to go get some help.

I hope this information helps. Relief is on it's way.


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Brief Answer: Suggestions: Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome, Given all that you have tried and that you have vomited, at this point I wouldn't try further oral laxatives but I'd suggest one of two things: 1. Try another enema OR 2. Go to an urgent care center (I am not sure what something similar is called in Ireland) and they will try to manually disimpact you (using a gloved finger) and may also give you an enema. If you do decide to try another enema on your own, and it is unsuccessful then definitely do go in to be seen by a doctor. You have tried patiently and now it is time to go get some help. I hope this information helps. Relief is on it's way.