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Could laxatives cause severe abdominal pain?

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In brief: Yes

Cramping abdominal pains or pressure feelings can occur. See a doctor if they get worse or associated with a lot of vomiting.
If there is a bowel obstruction from internal adhesions from past surgery, then laxatives can be the wrong thing to take without a doctor's direction.

In brief: Yes

Cramping abdominal pains or pressure feelings can occur. See a doctor if they get worse or associated with a lot of vomiting.
If there is a bowel obstruction from internal adhesions from past surgery, then laxatives can be the wrong thing to take without a doctor's direction.
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