Medical Must-See: Laxative leaves lungs backed up

The drug formed a bulk in his bronchus

For fast, reliable relief from constipation, don't accidentally aspirate your laxatives — as one elderly man found out the hard way.

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The 74-year-old presented to hospital following a loss of consciousness and one month of anorexia.

His medical history was significant for a lung lobectomy three years prior as a result of lung carcinoma.

The patient was treated with antibiotics for suspected aspiration pneumonia, as well as laxatives for severe constipation.

But it turned out his doctors were contending with

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