A 30-year-old female asked:
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bm 2/4. take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily w/ colace. dr prescribed laxative did not help and w/ enema just got out blood tinged mucus? appt tomorrow.

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Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
See Doctor...: I'm glad you are going to see your doctor tomorrow. It sounds like you are struggling with constipation and have tried MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) + colace stool softner and a enema without results. The blood tinged mucous is probably from enema tip trauma to the rectal walls. In the meantime i'd suggest you drink a chilled bottle of magnesium citrate followed by a few glasses of water. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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