San Jose, CA
A 21-year-old female asked:
Im straining to push poop out,& afterward say nothing comes out but i feel lower back pain & some random stomach pain like pokes or pinches why is that?im not constipated because i went to toliet in morning.i do see mucus and gets cramps. no blood?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
Constipation: At your age, without other symptoms, it seems this is constipation related. Increase fluid to 8, 8oz glasses of water daily. Take 2 tablespoons full of miralax in 8oz water/juice daily. For a few days, take 2 x 5mg dulcolax daily then see if miralax alone is satisfactory. Add fiber foods to your diet or supplement with Metamucil or citrucel if needed.review any meds you take for GI effects.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
14 viewsAnswered Jan 04, 2021
Last updated Jan 4, 2021
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.