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I feel a need to poop but can't btw I have ms! Gilenya and

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I feel a need to poop but can't btw I have ms!
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Gilenya and no
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hello!

How long has it been since your last BM? Do you feel bloated? Feel constipated? Have you tried anything ?

Have you had this sensation or problem before?

Have you had any signs / symptoms of a flare of the MS as far as you can tell ?

Let me know and I will get back with you...

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 8 months ago.

You might start with trial of a glycerin suppository ...see if that may help ....

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 8 months ago.

Further details would be helpful for me ...

Let me know what details may be helpful and I will get back with you...

Best regards,

Anthony Bray MD

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 8 months ago.

Of course with your history of MS I have some concern that this could be related to neurological control of your bowel control ...

Have you had any difficulty urinating ?

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 8 months ago.

Potentially ---

--- a glycerin suppository may help if you have dry hard stool and have difficulty starting a bowel movement ...

--- a dulcolax suppository would have potential as a stimulant

--- An enema is useful if you have firm hard stool that is just being difficult to pass

--- if a complication of nerve function related to your MS then that could lead to a fecal impaction and you might need help via the ER...

If you have a good deal discomfort It is legit for this problem to be checked at ER...

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns I will be happy to get back with you

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Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD