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Mirilax And Long Thin Stool
Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) change caliber of stool? Am being treated for constipation. Before miralax (polyethylene glycol) calibur was normal - with miralax (polyethylene glycol) stools are slow and thin.
Oh my...: Before you contemplate long term laxative use, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
Bad constipation for 11 days.Had really bad gas last night and could not poop?Took stool softner and now i'm pooping pencil thin soft stool.Helpim25
Try an enema, then: That is quite a bit of backing-up! at this point, i would try to evaccuate by using a fleet enema, (sodium bisphosphate) follow by using a gentle laxative such as senokot-s or even the miralax-powder, both are otc. Increase fluid, roughage such as fresh leafy veggies/fruits. If this persists, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Will Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and prune juice help pass/soften hard stool in the rectum? I haven't had a normal bowel movement in 10 days but I'm passing gas.
I have diarrhea with no warning. I take 10 fiber and 4 stool softners daily and i still lose hard pellets of stool without notice. Plz help.
Thin stools, long and thin, sometimes thick and thin at the same time. No blood in stool, sometimes bright red on paper. Soft but strain...
It could just be a : Sign of ibs or colitis.Any alteration in the consistency of the stool or presence of blood be it a stain or gross bleeding deserves an evaluation by a GI specialist which includes colonoscopy. Hope they'll find the cause of your symptoms! take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?
Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help you be more regular naturally. Once you feel you have "cleaned out" somewhat - stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) but continue the fiber on a daily basis. Also try warm soaks on your hemorrhoids, and topical creams with steroid (hc) may help, too. ...Read more
Severe constipation used suppositories and enemas. Day 1&2 thin pale, day 3 small pale bowl day 4 pale thin and now dark brown diareah. obstruction?
Doubt it: Sounds like your GI motility has responded to your laxatives. No blood with stool, right? ...Read more
Thin stools for a week mixed with very soft mushy stool. Last week, stools were thick. Feeling of not feeling empty. Obstruction? No abdominal pain.
Not obstruction: Complete obstruction is when there is a blockage of your intestines that prevents any stool (or even gas) to go through, causing stool/food to build up resulting in severe pain, nausea and vomiting. Obstruction can be partial/incomplete but it is usually very painful. You may be constipated, would recommend eating lots of fiber. You can use laxatives if needed. See your doctor if you're worse. ...Read more
Vegetarian, changed my diet because of constipation & hemorrhoids.Why does my stool come out as tiny balls.Not as a regular long stool.
HYDRATE: I suspect you are under hydrated. The colon's function is to pull excess fluid from the body waste. If you are under hydrated, your stool will become very firm. So, drink more water and juices, make sure you take in a good supply of grains, and take it easy on the dairy products. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comcermnng: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and other agents used for constipation should not cause pencil thin stools. I am concerned that you are requiring daily constipation medications. You need to see a gastroenterologist who then may proceed with a colonoscopy to make sure you have nothing in your colon that is causing the thin stool and you then need to discuss the issue of constipation. Please proceed with the GI physician ...Read more
BM 15 minutes after eating broccoli, there was regular long brown stool and a pile of dark green/black unformed stool, not watery. Broccoli culprit?
Unlikely: It is unlikely that the broccoli had even made it out of your stomach at that point let alone through the rest of your digestive tract. BM probably unrelated. ...Read more
Thin loose stools and abdominal pain for 3+ months doctor gave Fybogel it helped stools, finished course and loose stools and pain good or bad sign?
Is 1 inch diameter thin for a stool?Is mucus in stool anxiety related-ibs? I am 25 and no other symptomes than thin stool and mucus
1" may not be small: A primary care doctor of a G.I. Doctor can evaluate by getting all the details and examining the anus and rectum. One inch doesn't sound too small. The doctor can discuss about the mucus to see if it is more than normal, which might suggest there is a problem. ...Read more
My stools have been very long and in large amounts at a time. I go daily. Stool is soft, formed and thick as sausage. But very long pieces. Concern?
No...: Sound like healthy stools. Dr. Oz would be proud! ...Read more
Have had bad constipation for 2 weeks. Doctor said take miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stools are loose and thinner then normal and I noticed some black specks like pepper?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is working: I would not be sure what to make of black specks like pepper, but i can speak a bit to how MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) works. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (one of my favorite laxatives) or polyethelyne glycol is an osmotic laxative. Laxatives in this famaly work by pulling water into the colon, soaking and softening the stool which allows for easier passage. It is safe to use daily. This is likely why the stool is loose and thinner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25 yr old female. Constipation no bowel movement 4 days. Used a mineral oil enema, no movement except for very small hard and bloody mucus clear?
Try something from: Above above and below to "stimulate". 1) You can try oral dulcolax 5-10mg and rectal dulcolax suppository 2) or oral miralax (polyethylene glycol) 17 gm daily with one time fleets Enema. Hold it in rectum for 5-10 minutes. Long term I would recommend daily miralax (polyethylene glycol) and see your primary care doctor to consider if you need referral to Gi ...Read more
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