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28 Mar 2007

What could be the possible cause of a blockage in your intestines which prevents bowel movement? After trying all sorts of laxatives, a drinking substance which is used before an operation was taken, when on the loo a hard ball almost like a golf ball was passed and then the rest. Now 2 days later, bowel movements are almost normal. Have had no appetite and scared to eat incase this blockage reoccurs. Please advise.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Ck
This can sometimes be caused by medication or certain foods ( high fibre with too little water taken in). Just make sure that you drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. You can use lactulose which is a stool softener but not a laxative once or twice a week to keep the stool soft.
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