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Stool Softeners For Diverticulitis
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
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
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more
Bloody continual mucuos with diarrhea, thin watery stools and. Constipation daily, with blood colired or dark maghogany stools. 6-8 bm a day. Int hemr?
YOU MUST: Get local medical help. You have serious disease. ...Read more
Chronic constipation.Bloody stools..Dr said its anal fissure nd take care of constipation.Have occasional black stool too.Feel heavines in anal regon?
See answer: It's true that constipation is most common cause of anal fissure, and also hemorrhoids, which are usually associated with painful bm, bright red blood on tissue paper or in toilet bowl, and "heaviness" in anorectal region. My concern is the chronicity of your constipation and, if you are not taking iron, black stools may imply bleeding from a source in upper GI tract. Recommend gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Pencil stools, severe constipation and abdominal pain. Gastro is recommending colonoscopy. Would a virtual colonoscopy be sufficient enough?
Miralax, linzess, amitiza, lactulose, psyllium and glycerin suppositories don't work. Abdominal/pelvic CT normal. What can I do? Always constipated.
Is Miralax (polyethylene glycol) a laxative or stool softener? Addicting? How long to take to heal anal fissure?
Wetting agent: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is primarily a wetting agent,that holds on to water as it moves through your system and softens the stool.It is not addicting,but when you wean off the material, I would do so gradually.When your stool softens, you should empty more often, so the fissure is not pressured by a larger volume. This should allow healing within a week or two, but recurrence can occur if you return to old habits ...Read more
Possible internal hemorrhoid for over a month w/ constipation or painful bowl movement, occasional blood. Saw doc took colace (docusate sodium) + prescription suppository no success?
Further evaluation: is needed. A referral to a general or colon-rectal surgeon is a good idea. In the meantime, keep BM's soft with Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350) and lots of fiber in diet. Local care to anus with warm baths and suppositories can also help. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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
Constant abdominal pain relief when passing stool. Mucus in stool and loose stool. Physical exam, blood and stool test were negative. Is it IBS or IBD?
Either or other: Your symptoms are consistent with both irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease among others. I am not sure what physical exam means and it is very important HOW the stool blood test is done to be accurate. Start taking a daily fiber supplement and drink plenty of fluid. If symptoms persist you need to see a GI specialist and have at least a sigmoidoscopy or "short scope". ...Read more
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