What causes vertigo and lightheadedness during fecal impaction?
Activation of vagus nerve and autonomous nervous system.
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I think she is having fecal impaction in her colo rectal pipes.You can ask you gastroenterologist to prescribe you Polyethelene Glycol.Polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution(its over the counter) is used to empty the colon. PEG-ES is in a class of medications called osmotic laxatives. It works by causing watery diarrhea so that -the stool can be emptied from the colon. The medication also contains electrolytes to prevent dehydration and other serious side effects that may be caused by fluid loss as the colon is emptied.Polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution (PEG-ES) comes as a powder to mix with water and take by mouth.You have to drink one 8 ounce of PEG-ES every 10 or 15 minutes, and to continue drinking until your liquid bowel movements are clear.It will clear your bowel.,you can take Magnesium citrate also.It is also a osmotic diuretic with same effect as Polyethylene glycol.In case if it also does not help go for Digital evacuation.It involves the use of fingers to aid in the removal of stool from the rectum.Stool is emptied by gently inserting a finger into the rectum and removing.
As per dizziness is concerned plunging is a bit painful and stimulates the autonomous nervous system hence might cause dizziness or light headedness.
Use this and follow up with me that how much relieved she felt.
Going through her details, I would suggest her to try lactulose 10-15 ml once daily before going to bed for 3 days and revert back is she feeling better.Its over the counter.
Along with it soak ispaghula husk in lukewarm water and have it before going to bed.
She should feel much better after this.
Feel free to ask further.
As per my experience lactulose is a excellent bowel cleaner it not only loosens up the stool but also irritates the rectum to throw stool
out of anus.
Personally my experience(on my patients with linzess ate not that satisfactory.
Lactulose is very well tolerated by most of the patients and apart from that doses could be adjusted by patient as per their convinience.Its effective from a dose as low as 5 mg per day to as high as 60 mg per day.It depends on patient on what does are they comfortable.
Secondly its very safe and well tolerated by patients.
Isabghul husk when soaked in XXXXXXX warm water imbibes water and hence acts as a bulk forming agent.It add bulk to stool promote intestinal motility and would aid in defecation.Believe me its naturaland very helpful.
I won’t suggest her to stop linzess but would ask her to discontinue it for a week and try what i suggested।
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