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Is it okay to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily indefinitely? I'm 30, eat a healthy high fiber diet, but suffer from autonomic dysfunction.

Yes. Keep checking in with your doc and keep trying other non med things, like water, fiber, exercise, etc. Ultimately it's a decision about the risk of not having bowel movements and the complications from that like bowel obstruction or colon cancer or diverticulosis vs the risk of the med. Read more...

I'm recovering from diverticulitis started on miralax (polyethylene glycol) & fiber. I am pooping 3-4 times a day & hurts sigmoid sometimes is this natural?

Yes. This is good. Your stools should be bulky and soft, passed without any pushing, 2-4 times per day. If they are too soft, pasty or runny, you may wish to cut back on the miralax, (polyethylene glycol) but you should continue the fiber daily for life...It will help revent recurrences. Read more...
Yes. The multiple stools are likely from the fiber and miralax (polyethylene glycol). The pain from the initial occurance may linger for several days. As long as it continues to improve, i would not worry. If any fever, vomiting, or worsening pain, i would consult with you physician. Read more...

Still not having a complete defecation, despite increasing fluid and fiber. What should I ask my gastroenterologist tues? Taking miralax, (polyethylene glycol) had colonoscop

So many options... If no other tests than colonoscopy, go back to GI doctor to rule out metabolic disease (e.G hypothyroidism), partial obstruction, inflammation, anatomic defects (check colon), functional problem (e.G hirschprung's, etc.), more. You may get a colon transit study, anal manometry, defecography testing--to name a few. Pelvic retraining may help without drugs. Prostate checked? Had pelvic ct scan yet? Read more...