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I have 2 herniated discs in my Lumbar spine. I've been on percocet or 2 weeks now and experiencing constipation. Ive been increasing my water and fiber intake, but cannot move very much. Last night I was so impacted that I could not push my bowel movement out. My mother, who I am staying with, manually disimpacted me and removed abotu 1/2 cup of stool. Prior to that it had been 4 days since having a BM. I rank a bottle of Magnesium Citrate after the disimpaction to help clear anything else. it is 10 hours later and I have still not had a BM, although I can feel a "churning" in my stomach. Should I be worried about this?
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Thanks for using just answer.

Constipation is one of the common side effects of percocet.

It is most likely that you are having these symptoms because of percocet.

You need to contact your doctor to consult regarding an alternative.

You have took laxative syrup but you can repeat it two or three times with half hour difference.

For stomach you can take OTC Tablet Zantac.

If the symptoms are worsening like pain abdomen, abdominal distension or the constipation continues despite laxative etc you can visit ER.

Regards

Dr Hasan

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