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Right Side Ab Pain While Trying To Poop

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#1 Wicky



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:07 AM

I am really in a spot ya'll, i am terribly constipated and no matter what i do i am not pooping, plus i have a terrible side pain when i do try to stimulate the urge, i am really needing some info, if you have had this or now someone who has please comment with advice

Edited by Wicky, 24 September 2013 - 02:15 AM.

#2 Tyrtaeus



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:04 AM

Have you tried a fast-acting laxative? I had it real bad once and took an oral laxative, go figure it wasn't fast-acting and didn't help until the following morning, when all * broke loose. :}

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#3 dkrueger


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:10 AM

HI!... My husband has this same problem from time to time..He was told that the pain is muscular from straining too hard,  Also, once constipated, the bowels tend to lock up and it can really hurt to get them moving again ( THIS is not unique to spinal cord injury's lol)  Hubby has to go on a regiment of Miralax every day for a few days sometimes a week or longer to keep the bowels going. It does take some time to move, usually isn't instant however, the fast acting ones ( such as Exlax) can cause severe cramping..There was a time when none of this worked for him and he had to do an enema as well as something that you drink..it's clear and kinda looks like syrup while he was in rehab..that REALLY worked and I noticed that they sell it over the counter, not sure what it is called but it is with all the other laxatives and is in a clear bottle. Hope this helps and good luck! 

Edited by dkrueger, 24 September 2013 - 03:10 AM.

#4 dollmakernz



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:05 AM

The clear syrup is Lactulose, works really well. But be warned and stay at home for a few days after you take it.

#5 islandgirl


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:16 PM

Do you take pain meds? There is a reason for the question,some pain meds can cause constipation. It is or can be dangerous to wait to long when you are constipated for over a week go to the hospital. You can develop a blockage. Not fun. If over the counter medications do not work and you are already having pain. GO TO THE HOSPITAL!!!!! NOW I know you may feel silly going but I have seen the results of not going. Not something you want to go through. Peritonitis is no joke and that is what you can get. Keep us posted.

Edited by islandgirl, 24 September 2013 - 02:04 PM.

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