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Toilet problems

Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up?Posts: 16,688
A bit more than a week ago I had gastroenteritis. I'm over it now, but for about a week now I can't make going to the toilet work. I do feel the urge, but when I go only a little bit comes out easily (if anything at all) and while I feel there's more it requires tremendous effort to push and a lot of time. In the end I give up while still feeling the need.

Does anyone have a similar experience, or know what I could do to make it easier and/or how long this is going to last?

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Did you take diarrhoea tablets while you were ill? Could you have over-medicated yourself too much the other way? It does sound like there is a blockage of some kind.
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    The only medicine I took were a couple of painkillers and something to calm the stomach fluids at some point, and no more than one of that.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Presuming that you are eating normally, you should be okay now. See the doctor.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had a similar problem last year and eating an Ortis block seemed to have done the trick for me. You can get Ortis in 24s or 48s. I went and bought a 48-pack and I only ever needed the 1, so I have 47 left. Typical! At least my pack is usable until July 2011.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I haven't heard of an 'Ortis block'. Is it for constipation?
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    The last few days have been a lot better, but I still feel something staying behind. I think I'll wait a bit more...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Teagan wrote: »
    I haven't heard of an 'Ortis block'. Is it for constipation?

    Yeah it's called Ortis. I said "block(s)" to describe the shape. In fact, the shape and appearance isn't far off from Oxo cubes. The Ortis ones are a bit bigger and you can either eat half a cube or a whole cube. If you've ever eaten fruitbread, then you'll recognise the taste as being quite similar. There are 24 or 48 in the pack (the latter being about £9 IIRC) and you can get it from the likes of Holland & Barrett.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you go to the toilet and nothing comes out, don't force it. Try to breathe and relax, see if anything comes out naturally. If not then try again in a couple of hours. Try drinking mint tea as it's good for your digestive system :) Have you eaten anything since the last bout of illness? Something plain such as a slice of toast or anything?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Are you dehydrated?

    What's your diet like? Have you tried upping your fibre intake?
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    It seems to have fixed itself since, or at least I think so. I've not had trouble for a few days now...
    Thanks for the replies though :)
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