Help! Haven't poop in over a week + viral and bacterial infection
I'm here hoping I can get some medical opinion. I tried to provide as much info as I can.
It all started about 2 weeks ago when I got my first 'sign' (body shaking by itself and feels like chills feel like my blood sugar level was very low) then it develop into a cough then it starts progressing and new symptom develop over the days including fever, dizzy, chest and stomach pain(happens when I cough for the most part), leg pain, and constipation(haven't poop ever since first sign until about a week later and the amount that I managed to get out of my system was tiny).
I went into the ER twice. The first time was about a week after my first sign and the doctor said it was a viral infection and told me to take this laxative and to continue taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil (ibuprofen) for the fever.
So since the doc said it was a viral infection the only thing I could do is wait but the laxative that the doc prescribe to me hardly work at all and I only poop only once over a course of 4 days of taking it and the amount release was tiny.
The next time I went into the ER was 5 days later since my chest and stomach pain was getting worst, especially the stomach. The doc order another chest x-ray and found that I have "atelectasis / pneumonia" and gave me antibiotic for the bacterial infection. He also gave me milk of magnesia for my conspitation but it's been 2 days since I took it and it's having no effect. I don't even feel the need to go take a dump!
Also wanted to add that when I did managed to poop, the poop was intact and normal looking.
Last edited by Tony309; 08-20-2012 at 06:57 PM.