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My local ER gave me golytely (polyethylene glycol) for severe constipation; will it give me cramps?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Until you have had a thorough evaliuation by a gastroenterologist or colon and rectal surgeon, i would not use it.
One needs to determine the cause of the constipation and remedy that first.

In brief: Maybe

Until you have had a thorough evaliuation by a gastroenterologist or colon and rectal surgeon, i would not use it.
One needs to determine the cause of the constipation and remedy that first.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Probably not

Golytlely is also given as a bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy.
If it caused cramps very few people would get colonoscopy.

In brief: Probably not

Golytlely is also given as a bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy.
If it caused cramps very few people would get colonoscopy.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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