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Melissa, TX
A 17-year-old female asked:

No bm in 8 days. take daily probiotics, stool softeners, & miralax (polyethylene glycol). stomach looks large and in some pain. what should i do? have appt w gi dr this wk.

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Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
GI good idea: It sounds like you are doing all the things that you should on your part. You may could ask your gi, if apt not until later in week, if they would be ok with you trying a fleet enema, (sodium bisphosphate) but with colitis (depending on the type), you really should have that discussion with your GI doc....Sooner than later.
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Dr. Alvin Stein
Dr. Alvin Stein commented
Pain Management 62 years experience
high colonics can give a really incredible improvement in patients with chronic constipation as it cleanses the bowel and with repeated treatments stimulates the bowel to start to work normally without medications. very worth a try and can be located in your community by searching on line for a practitioer that does it. It is a painless very excellent option.
Sep 4, 2013
Last updated Jun 10, 2014


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