A 49-year-old male asked:
months of dental work. pain meds+antibiotics. constipation. doctor physical+ no blood in stool. merilax 3 weeks. passing gas and stool difficult @nite
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
What's the question?: Drink large volumes of liquids, eat roughage, continue the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and this will get better in time.
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not sure of question: Narcotic pain meds can constipate you, and long use of antibiotics may have disrupted your intestinal flora. Work with your physician to get everything into balance and feel better soon.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Question?: What is the question? Continue with dentist until pain resolved.
Pain Management 36 years experience
Vague, unclear ?: Vague, unclear question. It would be a good idea to edit the question to make the intent more clear? Respectfully.
Last updated Aug 12, 2015
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