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Ex Lax For Constipation
I have had severe constipation for 2 years with bloating please help i've tried docusate lactulose movicol and bisacodyl still doesn't help.?
Son 10 chronic constipation miralax (polyethylene glycol) 5+ years Dr's always say take miralax (polyethylene glycol) need more answers what causes chronic constipation since toddler ?
Needs consultation: You need to consult with a developmental pediatrician and/or pediatric gastroenterologist.Chronic stool retention/constipation is a difficult problem to manage and most often fails when the program is inconsistent. There are long term changes in your kids bowel which should respond to a disciplined treatment plan but may take a year or more to be effective. Find the best help available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had constipation for 2 days, took lax and produced type 4 stool. But now can produce bowel movements only with lax, not on my own. Still constipated?
Can you have a bowel obstruction, without obvious symptoms.
Medication caused constipation, I have taken senna for two days, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) x2 no bm?
Acute constipation. Hard to pass stool. Took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 3x since yesterday, only passed a few pebbles. Abdom and rectal pain. Colon cancer in family.Help?
Constipation: First, constipation by itself is not a specific sign of colon cancer & colon cancer is very unlikely at age 21. Drink more water. Eat much less solid food until the constipation resolves. Can try suppository or enema too. Try stronger laxative like magnesium citrate. Avoid this problem by eating right, avoid junk food & excess alcohol, eat more fruits & vegetables, add metamucil. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male-40, diagnosed spastic colon or IBS as teenager (freq, urgent variety), last few years swings of constipation, more recently... Mucus in stool?
Better ways: Most physicians frown upon taking strong laxatives chronically and, instead, prefer measures such as proper diet, appropriate fluid intake, fiber supplements and gentle medications like stool softeners to improve bowel function. Some patients are placed on prescription medications also. Laxatives should only be used short term. ...Read more
What can cause chronic constipation a whole year after gallbladder removal? I have tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) and other laxatives, nothing is working
Chronic contipation: is probably not related to gallbladder surgery. You need to see a doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Constapation because of imodium (loperamide) and IBS, which on is better - stool softener or laxative?
Have been diagnosed with slow transit constipation. Prescribed linzees and miralax by GI and got explosive diahrrea. Amitiza (lubiprostone) causes bowel incontinence?
Need to consult with: Your gastroenterologist. Suggest you get a second opinion if no satisfaction from the first. ...Read more
I have chronically low potassium, i was perscribed miralax (polyethylene glycol) for chronic constipation. Will muralax cause electrolyte imblances?
My mother suffers from constipation. She can 't defecate w/o a laxative. She tried fiber, mucilax, and stool softeners but to no avail.?
See below.: Needs evaluation by her primary care doc to make sure there is no underlying anatomic or physiologic defect. The whole key to constipation is prevention and consistency. Not, as i often see, a continual juggling of meds with last minute enemas for relief. She may require a daily combination of several agents at small or moderate dose in order to stay regular and comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is 10 wks pregnant and having severe constipation. Tried stool softeners and Metamucil. The dr recommended miralax (polyethylene glycol) but we read mixed info. Ok?
Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is fine. Most important, though, is drinking lots of water. The hormones of early pregnancy slow the bowel down, so constipation is a problem. It usually gets better in the second trimester, but then worse again in the late third. When the baby's head is taking up room in the pelvis. ...Read more
What is the treatment for severe slow colon transit constipation? No laxatives work for me other than enema and stimulant. Doc mentioned Surgery??
AvoidSurgery, likely: end up with more problems: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. Physical activity & avoiding delays in evacuation (when slightest urge) typically most effective strategies. Agents which bind water, best above ground veggies (trial & error for which & how much daily required) next best. Mental issues (infancy on) always relevant though hidden except via symptoms. Trial of linaclotide might help for symptoms. ...Read more
Chronic impactions and constipation bc of long term opioid use, tried miralax, (polyethylene glycol) lactulose, no help. How's methylnaltrexone?
Can I use colace as a miralax (polyethylene glycol) replacement every day for chronic constipation?
Up to your doctor: Talking with your own doctor about this will yield more personalized results -- it looks like you've had quite an extensive workup of your GI complaints. Being on chronic laxatives is likely to be unhealthy for you in the long run. Colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener, not a laxative -- but some say it causes cramping. Hoping you and your doctor can arrive at a helpful plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer