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I have ibs and recently I have been very constipated. Today

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I have ibs and recently I have been very constipated. Today it appears it all wants to come out now. The stool itself is fine I just my stomach is grumbling and I feel sick. What could help ease this?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,

Chronic severe constipation ultimately results i backed up stool i the intestine.

At last, intestine starts contracting vigorously to expel the stool and this can cause grumbling and discomfort from the excess contractions.

This should subside on its own.

Simethicone or GasX strips can be tried to help with the grumbling.

Ultimately, you will need to address the constipation issue.

Linactolide is one such medication which helps with chronic constipation associated with IBS.

Lubiprostone is another new medication effective in such cases.
You should follow a high fiber diet.
Stool softeners like Miralax powder should taken daily.
Stimulant laxatives like bisacodyl and senna tablets can be combined with miralax.
A rectal enema ( Fleet's enema) also can be tried as needed.

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