A 47-year-old member asked:
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i have had constipation, gas, and bloating for two weeks. stool softeners and miralax seem to cause cramping and no long term relief. suggestions?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: If you have the urge to have a bowel movement but can't, work from below by inserting a dulcolax rectal suppository. If not successful, insert a fleets enema. If still no results you may need to be disimpacted rectally and this would involve going to the hospital emergency room. If this has been a very new change in bowel habits for you, a colonoscopy is recommended after things have settled down.
Answered on May 11, 2019

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