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a fracture in my shoulder but now i can't go poop?

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i just had a accident with my bicycle and i had a fracture in my shoulder but now i can't really go poop so im wondering what to do its only been a day?


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replied November 7th, 2011
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A28288
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the constipation after a shoulder fracture about 1 day back in a bicycle accident.
Opiod analgesics and calcium supplements are the usual causes for constipation after fracture injuries and you may require bulk laxatives etc. to ease the same and you can discuss with your doctor to discontinue opioid analgesics if the pain is not much troubling.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.




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