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A 30-year-old female asked about a female:

8 yr old daughter has constipation takin miralax, (polyethylene glycol) has stomach pain nausea & nw chest pain. dr appt thurs or should she go nw. hurts n middle of chest ?

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) works by slowly increasing the water content in hard impacted stool. If she is severely constipated, this may cause labor like pains for a few days as the water pressure pushes against the blockage. Consider giving her a Pediatric Fleets Enema to see if you can loosen any hard stool plugs in rectum. This may help the colon relax and begin to empty. Contact your MDs after hours # if needed

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Last updated Sep 5, 2015

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