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How should acute constipation with impaction be treated?

Hi , I get very constipated and sometimes need to give myself an enema to prevent impaction and to help from straining that could aggravate my hemorrhoids and also to prevent rectal prolaspse. I recently needed to give myself an enema to the fecal matter was grey in color , should I be worried ?
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Some advice that I can give to you is:

-Drink more water.
-Eat more fiber, especially soluble, non-fermentable fiber.
-Exercise more.
-Drink coffee, especially caffeinated coffee.
-Take Senna, an herbal laxative.
-Eat probiotic foods or take probiotic supplements.
-Use over-the-counter or prescription laxative.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi
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