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I woke up constipated the other day. So I took some milk of

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Hi there
I woke up constipated the other day.
So I took some milk of magnesia. I am normally quite regular and healthy 49 yr old woman.
Couldn't pass gas or go bm.
The milk of magnesia helped pass gas stool and also just diarrrah...
but I still feel bloated and feel like I have to go.
It's mostly my way lower gut area, no other pain or discomfort other than that area.
What can I do to relieve this
Could it be an obstruction?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 11 months ago.

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I am Dr. SH and will be helping you out with your concerns today.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 11 months ago.

It is unlikely to be complete obstruction.

The reason why I say that is because if it were obstruction i.e. complete obstruction you would not be able to pass any gas or stool and you would have also been vomiting.

You should continue using milk of magnesia if that is helping you.

For the bloating and gas I would recommend using mylanta gas.

If your symptoms persist or worsen, I would recommend being seen to be evaluated further.

Let me know if you have more questions.
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