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Which is the one that is most likely causing my intestines

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Which is the one that is most likely causing my intestines to continuously do a lot of gurgling sounds: The fact that I just ate or my constipation? Which should I do next: Take Colace or take Gas-X or take both? Thank you.

Dr. Natasha :

hello

Dr. Natasha :

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Dr. Natasha :

You can get gurgling with both gas and constipation, because your body is trying to move stool through

Dr. Natasha :

Colace is a stool softener

Dr. Natasha :

Do you feel consipated?

Dr. Natasha :

constipated?

Customer:

I feel O.K. It just makes me feel uneasy to continuously hear the gurgling. I don't have the urge to go. Yesterday, I had hard stools.

Dr. Natasha :

Do you feel gasey- burping or passing gas?

Customer:

I have done a little of both.

Dr. Natasha :

A lot or a little?

Customer:

Constipation is a problem that I have had for a very long time.

Customer:

A little.

Dr. Natasha :

okay

Dr. Natasha :

I would take a colace and drink prune juice (warm- 1 cup)

Dr. Natasha :

This is a nice soft stimulant laxative which will move things through and the colace will soften up your stool

Customer:

So you think it's the constipation that is causing the gurgling and not the fact that I just ate?

Dr. Natasha :

It could be a combination of both, I am giving you a suggestion on how to treat it

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Hi
I was checking to see how you were doing
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have been taking a cup of warm prune juice and 3 Colace pills with water once a day, everyday, starting on the day that you and I first spoke. I had a bowel movement on that Friday, and again on Saturday. I did not go on Sunday, and I have not gone yet today, so far. In the event that I might have an impacted stool, does your suggestion have a positive outlook on working against a possible impacted stool? Thank you.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Huh? I presume you are saying that you won't be online for the next hour and a half. Anyway, I plan to continue your suggestion until Friday. I just brought this up since you asked how I was doing. Thank you.

Hi
Sorry
I wanted to let you know I didn't forget about you.
If the stool was truly impacted you would not be able to have a BM or you would be having watery stool dribbling around it. So if your stool is moving, that's great.

Thanks for the feedback.

Good luck
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