I'd say yes. If laxatives have been given over 8 days with no bowel movement -- yes. I'd also say, go to the ER. It's possible this person has an intestinal obstruction, so x-rays/CT scan will be needed to diagnose that. The ER can do that right away, most doctors don't have that kind of equipment in their offices. Plus, if there is an obstruction, surgery may be necessary, so might as well get comfortable in the hospital... :)
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Yes. It sounds like your digestive problems need a permanent answer however. Regular use of flaxseed oil, or crushed flaxseed sprinkled on food, probotics, in Kefir and acidophilus may help. There are natural alternatives you can use on a regular basis to correct this digestive trouble.