A member asked:

I haven't been able to poop. i have been having a throbbing pain in my mid back and under the ribs on both sides. i went to sleep and woke up hurting. what should i do?

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Dr. Muhammad Arif answered

Specializes in Pain Management

How long symptoms been going on? If you are waking up with pain, with no obvious reason for pain (for example, extra work or long exercises etc), it needs to be further investigated. Best would be to discuss with your pcp.

Answered Sep 11, 2013

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Dr. Marsha Davis answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Try natural calm if you can find it. It works the best of anything I have found and you can go up or down on the powder that you mix with water. Constipation can cause this pain that you describe. If you can't find that try miralax (polyethylene glycol). You can go up and down on the amount of that powder that you also mix in water. If that does not work call your doctor for a complete clean out regimen.

Answered Sep 11, 2013

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Dr. William Nall answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Drinking a bottle of magnesium citrate followed by a bottle water will clean you out.

Answered Sep 12, 2013

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