My Bowel Movements Have Been Less Frequent And Today Was Day Nine Since My Last One, Except For A Small Movement This Morning. My Weight Today Was A Touch Up From Last Week, Even I Exercised/Ate The Same. Is Lack Of BM The Cause For The Sm. Weight Change?

It Could Be, But The Bigger
janurse427 – 12/08/2010 – 06:00

It could be, but the bigger question is, are you eating enough and drinking plenty of fluids? This could help. Fruit juices and prunes could help. I don’t like to recommend any type of laxatives, but if this continues you should see you doctor. Take care!

I Drink Plenty Of Water For
cutiechicky – 12/08/2010 – 08:41

I drink plenty of water for sure, and my diet hasn’t changed. The issue is that I have colitis and I had a flare-up ten days ago, which “emptied out” my system, so that is why I hadn’t had a small bowel movement until yesterday (9 days since the flare-up), but I still feel “full”. I usually never go past 5-7 days at most without a movement, so this time is an exception. It seems only logical to me the weight change is a result of my constipation/lack of bowel movement for over a week right?

This Could Very Likely Be The
janurse427 – 12/08/2010 – 18:15

This could very likely be the case. Also, our weight can fluctuate 3-5 lbs. normally, over a few days’ period of time. You probably are more ‘tuned’ in to it.
I suggest you give it another day or two, and if you are still constipated, see your doctor, or you could try a normal dose of Miralax, which is more safe.
Wishing you well…Jan

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