A member asked:

I have chronic constipation, and inactive ulcerative colitis. i take mirolax daily. if i stop, i become constipated, even with one dose, but i'm having awful mushy leaky bowels many times a day, and i don't know how to control it?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Hiep Le answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

I would suggest combining stool softener with half dose of miralax daily as a trial or you only take miralax, every other day. There is nothing wrong if you only have bowel movement every other day, even several ones on that day. I assume you already tried daily exercise, good hydration and high fiber foods for combating chronic constipation.

Answered Jan 2, 2022


Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Getting your gastroenterologist involved at this point would be best. Among others trialing a different laxative or a different condition causing your symptoms should be considered, all details matter in your unique context.

Answered Jan 3, 2022



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