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(11,557 posts)
Sun May 26, 2024, 06:41 PM May 26

Dr. Thinks its constipation

He actually emailed me yesterday! Groin pain is gone. I asked if some abdominal pain is normal while drinking the Miralax and he said yes, as long as I'm passing stool and gas. Stomach has calmed down. Taking GasX. The stomach turmoil was terrible.

Hoping this resolves this scary, painful, 16-day ordeal. If it continues, I'll insist on GI referral and I assuming imaging.

Thank you all. Fingers crossed

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Dr. Thinks its constipation (Original Post) XanaDUer2 May 26 OP
Did they check out the gall bladder? viva la May 26 #1
Thanks XanaDUer2 May 26 #2
Have you tried fish oil? Faux pas May 26 #3
I'll check it out XanaDUer2 May 26 #4
Miralax worked for me. FuzzyRabbit May 26 #5

viva la

(3,514 posts)
1. Did they check out the gall bladder?
Sun May 26, 2024, 07:04 PM
May 26

A friend of mine had similar issues along with incredible pain. It was pancreatitis and a gall bladder about to blow.

It took 3 months, btw, to get a diagnosis. (This was during the pandemic, and I know the hospitals had a lot going on!)
It was, believe it or not, an ER doctor who made the correct diagnosis.

I hope you feel great soon, but if not, I hope they can track down the problem and give you a treatment plan!


(11,557 posts)
2. Thanks
Sun May 26, 2024, 07:07 PM
May 26

A few months ago i had an ultrasound and they found gal l bladder sludge. I sort of have a bad diet.

I'm glad he was finally correctly diagnosed. I envision me bent over in agony with my gallbladder!

Faux pas

(14,857 posts)
3. Have you tried fish oil?
Sun May 26, 2024, 07:36 PM
May 26

I had stomach problems most of my life. One night I was randomly switching thru the channels and there was the country's leading gut specialist. She said that as we age all the cilia in our intestines start dying off and taking 3,000 MG of fish oil is how to fix it. I started taking it and in less than a week everything was great. That was about 20 years ago and it's all still good. I hope all goes great for you.


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5. Miralax worked for me.
Sun May 26, 2024, 09:35 PM
May 26

It gently took care of my constipation. Other treatments, including gas-x, did not work. I still keep Miralax on hand for the occasional bout of constipation.

Isn't it fun growing old?

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