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I have abdominal pain. Ultrasound was good as well as blood

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I have abdominal pain. Ultrasound was good as well as blood and urine test. X-ray showed that my large intestine is blocked all the way. I still have a BMs in the morning although they are smaller then usual. The doctor told me to take stool softener and drink water. I've been eating more fruits and veg and fiber now and tins of water. It's been a day and a half since I started the stool softener.
If I moved on to laxative like Senokot S, would this cause problems or help me?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Daniel Sheibley, MD replied 11 months ago.

You need to have a colonoscopy of upper endoscopy with followthrough. Your obstuction should have resolved completely. Because it has not I worry about a cancer that would only be seen on a CT enterography or better yet colonoscopy. After any bowel obstruction a patient should have a colonoscopy to rule out a cancerous mass as a cause.

Expert:  Daniel Sheibley, MD replied 11 months ago.

Moving onto another laxative may help but would not get to the root of the issue. You need a colonoscopy or if you can't have a colonoscopy, a CT enterography.

Expert:  Daniel Sheibley, MD replied 11 months ago.

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