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Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause gas or cramps?

Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause gas or cramps?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Usually not, but it can. Certainly the safest laxative out there, but there are still side effects.

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Can mirilax cause gas in babies?

Can mirilax cause gas in babies?

Not really.: Gas in babies is either swallowed air, or from incomplete digestion of food. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has nothing to do with this.

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Does Metamucil cause gas cramps?

Does Metamucil cause gas cramps?

Fermented...: Many fibers, particularly the water insoluble kind, are readily fermented by your gut flora. Some people have certain intolerances to bean husks (try beano), to wheat/barley/rye (gluten sensitivity), ;/or have a particularly active population in their gut of gas-forming organisms (try bifidobacter-containing probiotics). Maybe altered GI motility, ibs, air swallowing, maldigestion/malabsorption?

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Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause sever cramps?

Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause sever cramps?

It could: Taken in a dose that is high for you, it might cause cramping as could severe constipation.

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Miralax every 24hrs for past week. Today (11hrs ago) took again 12hrs after previous dose. Now I have cramps, diarrhea, nausea. How long will it last?

Miralax every 24hrs for past week. Today (11hrs ago) took again 12hrs after previous dose. Now I have cramps, diarrhea, nausea. How long will it last?

Do not take any more: You have taken too much too often. This should not be taken more than once a day. Your side effects are due to this being taken too close to your previous dose. You should stop taking it and see your Dr. Soon, like tomorrow, or soon after, as you have taken this drug for a week already and he/she should be informed about this and this latest issue so you can be treated correctly. Best of luck.

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6 yr old took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 3x/day/2days for hard stool. Day 3 now has bad cramps, bloated, 101 fever. Supposed to cont miralax (polyethylene glycol) 1xday for 2 months, do i?

6 yr old took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 3x/day/2days for hard stool. Day 3 now has bad cramps, bloated, 101 fever. Supposed to cont miralax (polyethylene glycol) 1xday for 2 months, do i?

Consider evacuation: As a top down med it often takes 3-5 days for the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to work down to the end of the colon and soften stools. If the kid has enough of a plug at the lower end, a simple children's enema may loosen it enough to allow enough stool removal to stop the cramps. Otherwise you are stuck with a loosened upper colon and blocked lower. Sometimes a gastrografin enema in xray will clear the worst of these.

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so backed up with only pebble stool. Stomach pain & gas, need relief now. Should I take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or Mag Cit 2 clean out Now? Need fast relief.

so backed up with only pebble stool. Stomach pain & gas, need relief now. Should I take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or Mag Cit 2 clean out Now? Need fast relief.

Constipation: I would recommend taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) first and even trying an enema too to "get things going" from below and above. If this does not work, and you have no heart problems, then you can take Mag citrate.

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Xray of son's tummy shows lots of poop and especially large gas bubble. Going to step up miralax (polyethylene glycol). Any ideas for reducing gas? 2.5 yrs weighs 23.5lbs

Xray of son's tummy shows lots of poop and especially large gas bubble. Going to step up miralax (polyethylene glycol). Any ideas for reducing gas? 2.5 yrs weighs 23.5lbs

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) may help: If you increase the miralax (polyethylene glycol) and he starts having regular movements, the gas may subside. However, too much miralax (polyethylene glycol) may cause tummy aches. Also, see if certain foods cause him more gas. First, see if he is lactose intolerant. Take him off all milk products for 1 week to see if this decreases the gas. Also, excessive sugars from juices can cause gas, so limit these to no more than 8 ounces per day.

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I am 18 male, having pain in the pelvic bone and experiencing cramps as well. Have showed doctors and all x-rays and urine test clean. Tried miralax but no effect and taking advil. Bowel movements are still regular. What's the reason?

I am 18 male, having pain in the pelvic bone and experiencing cramps as well. Have showed doctors and all x-rays and urine test clean. Tried miralax but no effect and taking advil. Bowel movements are still regular. What's the reason?

Pain & cramps: Please keep looking and get a second opinion, perhaps from a GI doctor. How is your diet and exercise level? Consider food sensitivity lab testing like the one at Great Plains Lab in Kansas. Peace and good health.

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What could cause gas after every meal and pain in my right side that is not pelvic (had an u/s to confirm)?

What could cause gas after every meal and pain in my right side that is not pelvic (had an u/s to confirm)?

Could be Gallbladder: Pain in right side that develops after eating can be a sign of gallbladder problems. Other signs of gallbladder disease, include: associated nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Pain can be the only symptom. Another potential cause of your symptoms is reflux disease. If the problem persists or worsens, consider seeing a doctor.

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Does cabbage cause gas?

Does cabbage cause gas?

Yes: Cabbage can cause gas because of the fiber content ; because it contains raffinose (a complex sugar) which is broken down in the large intestine. This break down process leads to gas production.

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Can stress cause gas?

Indeed it can: Stress, the nonspecific set of reactions to what your brain perceives as a threat or a demand, causes alterations in blood flow, directing it away from the digestive organs. This disrupts digestion. In addition, there is often tension and spasmodic contraction of the large bowel, and even some inflammation that can occur. These and other effects can change the bacterial processes and result in gas.

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