Re: Unable to void bowels, please help!
In order to have normal bowel movements you need to get enough fiber in your diet, 25-30 grams, plus 8-10 glasses(64 oz) of water to prevent constipation. A fiber supplement such as Metamucil or Citrucel can be very helpful, you m ight consider asking your doctor. Also, please don't strain while on the toilet, this can cause all sorts of problems such as hemmorhoids or worse. If it has still been 2-3 days since your last bowel movement, you may need something like Miralax or Milk of Magnesia to get you started this time. If it's been longer than 5 days, call your doctor, you are going to need either a suppository or an enema.