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How Can Severe Constipation And Anuria Be Treated Despite Taking Miralax And Citrate Of Magnesia?

My husband has not had a bowel movement for several days and now cannot urinate. He has tried Miralax - did not work and the pharmacist recommended citrate of magnesia which he took about 1 hour ago. But the urine problem is really making him uncomfortable
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Dear difficulty in passing urine and constipation may be to rule out spinal cord injuries or diabetic diarrhea etc. Urine retention may be due to prostatic enlargement or UTI or prostatitis etc.
Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is.
Avoid spicy food and alcohol avoid smoking and caffeine drinks.
Take high fibre diet and regular exercise.
Avoid smoking and alcohol.
Use Lactulose syrup at night for five days.
If symptoms not improved please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.]

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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu 's  Response
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Constipation maybe due to low fiber diet or sedentary lifestyle or high fatty food. Urine retention may be due to prostatomegaly or urinary tract infection or prostatitis etc. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Avoid spicy food and alcohol avoid smoking and caffeine drinks. Take high fiber diet, drinks plenty of water. Use Metamucil or Benefiber for bulk formation of stools. Use syrup lactulose thirty ml after dinner for five days.



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How Can Severe Constipation And Anuria Be Treated Despite Taking Miralax And Citrate Of Magnesia?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Dear difficulty in passing urine and constipation may be to rule out spinal cord injuries or diabetic diarrhea etc. Urine retention may be due to prostatic enlargement or UTI or prostatitis etc. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Avoid spicy food and alcohol avoid smoking and caffeine drinks. Take high fibre diet and regular exercise. Avoid smoking and alcohol. Use Lactulose syrup at night for five days. If symptoms not improved please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.] Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.