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A 52-year-old female asked:

I am having a lot of gas and mild cramping but can not go....feel bloated and scared i am on pain meds and have been on stool softeners should i take ?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
The pain meds: might be related but there is medication for treating OPIATE induced constipation! The symptoms may be due to IBS C (Irritable Bowel Syndrome C(Constipation) In any case inform your Treating Physician for suggestions and possible GI evaluation! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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