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A 17-year-old female asked:

I haven't had a normal bowel moment in 20 days miralax (polyethylene glycol) did nothing and dolcolax sipository few painful pebbles my back hurts what now?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
You should go to the: Closest er now as you most likely have a fecal impaction and it will need to be removed and you may end up getting admitted 20 days is way too long.
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Must see Dr. or ER: This sounds potentially dangerous. Get to a doctor, urgent care or even an er as soon as possible. You do not want your intestine to rupture or become immobile. Just do it. Now. Best wishes for a good outcome (couldn't resist - sorry). Really, get help. Then make sure you drink enough water - 6-8 glasses a day. Eat more fruit & veggies, avoid fried foods, exercise or move about as much as possible.
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Last updated Apr 10, 2016

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