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why do some laxatives cause such sharp pain before the bowel

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why do some laxatives cause such sharp pain before the bowel movement + others don't? i'm getting a colonoscopy + endoscopy on thurs. i hav a history of very sharp pain attacks before i move my bowels + i'm scared to death of doin the prep; 4 dulcolax tabs at 5pm + miralax powder mixed in gaterade at 6pm (in 4 doses) the eve bfor. then miralax again in 4 doses 4hrs bfor procedures.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 6 years ago.
Dear Customer,
Hello.Some laxatives cause abdominal cramping and sharp pains if not used properly.Bisacodyl(Dulcolax)may cause stomach cramps,indigestion,bloating,and digestive tract inflammation.Stimulant laxatives and at tiomes bulk laxatives may cause sharp pains.Abdominal pains with constipation may occur due to irritable bowel syndrome,due to cramping because of intestinal muscle spasm,local causes like PID,anal pain due to fissure or proctitis,and if accompanied by other causes of pain like Disc prolapse,Sciatica .
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
are u farmiliar w homeopathy? im thinking mag phos 30c will help w the cramping. is there anything i can do to avoid the pain?
Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 6 years ago.
Taking a lot of water with the laxative may help.I am sorry I have no knowledge of homeopathy.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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need a doc familiar w. homeopathy