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A 37-year-old female asked:

If i have bad constipation and lower stomach pain and cramps plus hard to pas gas may i try exlax pills to help ?

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Dr. Allen Meglin
Interventional Radiology 35 years experience
Worth a try: With chronic constipation, over the counter medicines can help. Its worth a try. But, its important to get to the bottom of the problem and find the root cause. See your doctor about this. One concern is colon cancer, so get a colon cancer screening kit and blood work via your regular doctor. Give him/her a list of your medications because many medications can have GI side effects.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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