I took Magnesium Citrate for severe constipation by only liquid is coming out, no hard stool at all.
4 May 2013
If you are impacted with a ball of hard stool and take a laxative, sometimes liquid will come around the stool without dislodging it. Have you tried enemas or suppositories? It may help to soften the stool-especially if you do an enema with a little mineral oil. If you cannot get the stool to budge you may need the plug of stool broken up and removed digitally (with a finger). You may be able to do this yourself. Get a medical latex or plastic glove from the drug store and put a little KY Jelly or Vaseline on a finger and gently insert into the rectum and gently try to move the stool and bear down a bit at the same time. If at any time it is too painful or if you cannot feel anything, stop. If you cant feel anything in the rectum, it may be too high to reach. You might try another enema preferably a larger volume enema or just go to the ER or Urgent Care and have a healthcare professional help you get it removed. It is not pleasant I know, but it happens.
Once you get the stool passed be sure to increase your water intake and take a fiber supplement like Benefiber, Metamucil or Citrucel so that you keep your stool a softer consistency so this doesnt happen again. Good luck!
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