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Sounds like a bit of undigested food. You'll want to watch that and let the Doctor know if it continues to be a problem. You may have something called Irritable bowel syndrome( IBS) IBS is a term given to a functional bowel disorder that can cause constipation, diarrhea , either or… or both.. Try this, drink least 8 glasses of water per day. Purchase Bio- K ( available in the cold case of health food stores) , which is an excellent probiotic that will not only help with regularity but also improve your immune system, also purchase Benefiber..( Over the counter) and take it per package directions. This combined with Bio K will promote regular, productive, well formed, easy to pass stools and help eliminate abdominal bloating and gas...and the pain you had been feeling.
do you think it could be related? the earlier pain?
It can take a week or so to become aware of impending constipation
if you follow the protocol I gave you, I think you will be very happy with the regularity
my doctor said that if the pain in my right side was a digestive issue the pain would be in the lower abdomen
sometimes food isn't fully digested... also skins of some veggies dill not digest, just as corn doesn't.
this is low end of ribcage
well... speaking from personal experience with IBS I have gotten upper quadrant pain as well.
ok, makes sense
If your bowel movements eliminated the pain, then this is what it is
the pain is not fully eliminated yet, but i feel it's better
from a 5 out of 10 to a 3 out of 10 i'd say
then try to get the bio K as soon as you can and begin the benefiber daily,remember to drink atleast 8 glasses of water per day
would that be equivalent of 4 bottles?
is the pain affected by deep breathing?
no it is not
yes... 8 / 8 ounce glasses
or 4 16 oz bottles
how can i be sure that it wasn't blood in my stool?
i examined it, and it was just pink speck to me
Blood will look black
or dark red?
if it happens again, get gloves and take some out and spread it on a paper place to see what it is... rinse if off
it is probably some kind of fruit or vegetable skin pieces
I know that sounds gross... but it will help you to determine what it is
that's what i had with the brown rice that i know didn't digest all the way
is that common after taking something like miralax to relieve constipation?
Skin is fiber.. what it does is stay in taact , stick to the crevices and pull out the stool along with it during a bowel movement..this is why fiber is good
a normal reaction
good to know
Ihope I have helped you and I hope you feel 100% better very soon:-)
so i should not be overly concerned about my colon or anything cancerous based on what i've described to you?
no, not at all
one more quick related detail...
my stools have been narrower than usual since i took the laxative... the first go yesterday narrower than usual but not thin, but when i came home from work, i went once more and it was then, but it was just a little bit... any reason for concern on that? or is that normal? today i have had one movement, back to narrower than usual, but not pencil thin, just narrow
This can happen from time to time due to irritable bowel syndrome..this serves to solidify that this is most likely your problem.
Once you get on a daily regimen of the bio K and benefiber this sill no longer happen.
I know it seems like a pain in the neck, but it is well worth the effort.
and timetable if the remedy that you've recommended doesn't change things?
It will:-) but IF it doesn't.... then see your Doctor for a colonoscopy. But honestly you have the typical symptoms.
ok, this has been very helpful, thank you
see how you are in one week after starting the program
you are very welcome