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I got fever and cold for the past few days.I took some medicine which i picked up from the medical store.And it's been 3 days that i don't pass my stool that really scare me ,but i eat regularly.Why is that so please help..


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replied March 24th, 2010
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A10893
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You like to know why you can pass stool when experiencing fever and cold.

During fever some individuals experience appetite loss, which results in decreased intake of liquids. When antipiretics are used to lower the body temperature, individuals sweat and dehydrate. This dehydratation may result with constipation, only in conditions of infective diseases other than those that attack the alimentary canal.

Given the data that you describe, it is not likely that you experience constipation due to medical condition. You may increase the intake of liquids by consuming tea and liquid like foods such as soups. You may avoid consumption of chocolate and bananas few days until you manage to pass the stool.

Please keep in mind that I provide with medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about treatment of constipation if you can't pass stool longer than 7 days.


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