A 45-year-old member asked:
My local er gave me golytely (polyethylene glycol) for severe constipation; will it give me cramps?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Maybe: Until you have had a thorough evaliuation by a gastroenterologist or colon and rectal surgeon, i would not use it. One needs to determine the cause of the constipation and remedy that first.
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Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Probably not: Golytlely is also given as a bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy. If it caused cramps very few people would get colonoscopy.
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Last updated Jul 16, 2016
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