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Old 05-31-2008, 09:34 AM   #1
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Chronic constipation and sleepy bowel

Hi there,

I was wondering if someone could help me. I am 25 and suffered with constipation since i was little. It even got so bad that at 12yrs old i was in hospital for a week on strong meds to help empty me out.

I just went to see a gastro doc and he mentioned that my bowel might not be working in a part of it. Like its doesn't contract, just in a section. The only option for that is to have it removed. But due to other medical conditions this isn't a option at the moment, and i need to get used to doing enimas and stuff.

Well my question is does anyone know the proper name for this? He did say it but when i go to doc appointments i don't take it all in.

Also if anyone has this how do you cope?

Thanks in advance


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Old 05-31-2008, 12:41 PM   #2
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Re: Chronic constipation and sleepy bowel

Have you tried Miralax? It is now over the counter. I too was constipated most of my life and finally got so bad my doc prescribed Miralax. It is wonderful. My bowels actually function and tell me I need to go on a regular basis now, especially after meals. No more hard work trying to make bowels move. The pressure was the only way I knew it was time to have a BM and then had to use low water enema in order to move anything. I now am a happy camper, more like a normal human being.

Old 06-05-2008, 04:50 PM   #3
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Re: Chronic constipation and sleepy bowel

How long does it take for Miralax to start working? I find that if I take a regular laxative, it either doesn't work or it causes severe abdominal pain/

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