Stomach pain after taking laxative

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Avatar n tn We were married 5 years ago and it was then that I found out that she has been taking laxatives for 25-30 years. She is currently 52 years old. I tried to get her help by taking her to a GI specialist.She had a colonoscopy that came back ok. The doctor didn't seem to want to deal with the laxative issue, and commented "that it was too late to change now" My wife has become extremely deffensive about even talking about the subject and said it is a closed topic.
Avatar f tn My biggest problems are severe stomach pain after eating and constipation despite a high fiber diet. My GI has recommended taking a laxative daily. Is this safe long-term?
Avatar n tn Now, whenever I eat my stomach becomes so hard and distended it's like I'm 9 months pregnant. One meal will take all day and night to diminish the bloating a little bit. I've been reading about all the symptoms of severe laxative abuse and is this severe bloating related to this being the end of the line for me with laxatives? I've had episodes where I had to eat a lot of tomato sauce because of the potassium to get my heart to calm down.
Avatar n tn i read an article that said it was basically useless to take laxatives, because your body still absorbs all the calories and fat etc. taking laxatives just gets that "full" feeling out of you, although when you get diarrhea, your stomach swells anyway. well just remember... laxatives don't do a thing... if you're still concerned about weight loss that is. hope this helps!
Avatar f tn He is in the UK and about 14 months ago he had terrible acute stomach pain at about 1am to the point where he got very white and sweaty and felt nauseous but wasn't sick. We called the ambulance and when they came he had extremely low blood pressure and they had to put saline drips in both arms. By the time he got to the hospital he felt a little better. They took x-rays and it looked like he had a compaction but nothing else. They took blood tests and all were fine.
Avatar n tn i have chronic stomach pain on my left side into my back area,after i eat it gets worse,it cramps and i have to go to the restroom after i go 2 or 3 times there is a little releif. but my stool is very loose and runny. a light color but no blood. i have lost about 10 lbs. over 3 month period. i do not drink but i do stomach hurts alot.
199882 tn?1310188142 My stomach stays bloated, I have horrible cramping and my stomach is as hard as a brick... The strange thing is that most of my pain is up high... I do have low cramps that generate around to my back but the bad, bad pain is right in the middle up high... I had my gallbladder out a few years ago... I take stool softeners, laxatives, and enemas... I've tried drinking that other stuff but I just throw it back up...
Avatar f tn I have been suffering some kind of constant stomach area pain for the past several weeks. It is right below my esophagus where it would be entering my stomach. I was having problems with swallowing a few weeks ago along with the pain. I could feel my food and beverage slowly easing down my esophagus. Even water was doing the same thing. I started taking 20 then after a bit of time 40 mg of Prilosec (normal dose is 20 mg) and that ended the swallowing issue but the stomach pain remained.
Avatar f tn Few weeks ago I started having stomach pains, first I had a running stomach and after two days I had constipation after taking little laxative I was able to pass stool but I notice an increase in my tommy and sometimes I pass gas more than I use to and there's little frequency in urine. Sometimes I feel so full. Am worried, could this be normal? My menstrual period is always heavy the first two days.
Avatar n tn My doctor prescribes zantac which stops the chest pain. A few days after taking the zantac I begin to experience upper abdominal cramping and bloating. I also experience sharp pains under the middle of my breast bone when walking. Weight loss is apparent. I decide to stop the zantac, thinking it it's causing my new symptoms. The pain under my breast bone gets worse and my doctor recommends resuming zantac and start taking prilosec.
Avatar f tn We saw her new oncologist (from the clinical trial) and she said her stomach is full of gas because of the cancer irritating the stomach, gave her a laxative and said she needs to start treatment right away. My mom has no problems with bowel movements and goes at least once a day, but the stomach pressure does ease after that. The following Monday she went to the hospital to do some tests before she starts the treatment. The weighted her and she was 150 lbs.
Avatar f tn I started taking 20 then after a bit of time 40 mg of Prilosec (normal dose is 20 mg) and that ended the swallowing issue but the stomach pain remained. I tried Gas X, laxative (even though I wasn't constipated), the Prilosec (still to this day, and there was one more thing I tried that I can't remember at the moment. I have no appendix or gallbladder. I went to my doctor and he was concerned my esophagus was closing, all x-rays were normal.
Avatar n tn She told me to get magnesium silicate. Which is a laxative in itself but the weird part about it is that after I drink that stuff all the pain goes away. This in my mind means I am headed in the right direction. Now! I am not saying that this is the complete answer but just today I did some digging on magnesium and found that it is a very important part of the body. It helps keep our bodies in function and with out it can cause all sorts of problems.
Avatar m tn Fullness feeling in stomach. Gurgling from stomach. Thinner stool. Stinging pain in pelvis and reproductive organs. I think I have gained about 5 pounds, but not changing diet, and no loss of appetite. All this is one weeks time. I read how cancer can make it flat and then thin, but it was flat for only one day, and since has been small. I doubt cancer acts that fast. I would assume cancer would act much more gradually.
Avatar f tn So I continued to suffer tthe pain until after childbirth as I was told it would correct itself. 6 months after birth the pain intensified back to the point I could not function. Went back in to doc and was tested, found gallbladder was not functioning but 3%. So ki got it removed and was told everything would be better instantaneous. Wrong! The pain remained and got worse. I began getting dizzy spells, constipation, diarrhea, sweats, vomiting, nausea, headaches, lower back pain, etc.
Avatar n tn I did not have a BM until day 4, and only after taking a stool softener/laxative combo. Try that if you are having problems. I am still having a hard time, however, and have not been able to pass gas, which causes much pain. So much for an easy recovery, huh girls??? Went back to work on day 5, but can't say I was totally ready. I am now having terrible lower left pelvic pain with bowel movements and laughing.
1516249 tn?1423465385 - stomach anxieties after meals, burning pain around abdominal area, making you nausea, dizzy and always hungry and there is a considerable weight loss. Also it causes Acid reflux in some people if the valve at end of esophagus (neck) does not close properly. This blog shall also help those having acid reflux/GERD/Heartburn issues/Acidosis after meals. Also this is HOLISTIC program so all steps must be followed together as mentioned in this blog to get good results.
Avatar f tn IBS is characterized by chronic or recurrent diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating and gas. Do u find that after you have caffeine it gets worse? Because that is one of the signs of IBS.I hope this info helps!
Avatar n tn I hadn't had any pain for a couple of months but now I have back pain between the shoulders, stomach pain right below the sternum and even more severe belching, all of which seem to come in 'waves' or episodes that last seconds and occur with varying frequency. Can anyone relate? How long did it take for the pain to go away!?
Avatar m tn It was terrifying for the first few days of not going and not being able to go as I had never been so constipated before but it did eventually come out after a lot of pain and stretching but now I am terrified of it happening again. Every sound in my stomach scares me (you could call me a hypochondriac) I have been trying to drink more water and eat some kind of veggie everyday making sure not that I go at least once a day.
Avatar n tn When he did the scope he found bile in her stomach and some minor scarring. He had her start taking Priloces and ordered an ultrasound and a nuclear scan of her gallbladder. All tests came back normal so he ordered some additional bloodwork and we followed up with him a couple of weeks ago. He said the bloodwork came back fine and has decided she has IBS.
Avatar n tn Now, I had the same symptoms as you, and with your complaint of burning stomach, it might be some medication you're taking. For me, it was Ativan. I was some kinda sick, and as soon as I switched to Klonopin, the diahrrea went away. Also, any change in what you've been eating or drinking might do this to you, like lots of juices, eating out more often, just whatever has been different recently as relates to what goes in your tummy.
Avatar n tn In March 2007 I had an Inguinal Hernia repair operation on both sides after I had experienced bad groin pain for about six weeks. About three weeks after the surgery, I developed testicular pain in both left and right testicle with the left one swelling up dramatically. After going for a scan it was observed that I had a hydrocele on my left side. Six weeks after My original operation, I was hospitalised after I developed severe pain on the right side of my groin.
Avatar f tn about 2 weeks after this i had a bad stomach pain. I knew i had been constipated , so i took a laxative. during the night I awoke with horrible pain in my stomach, I started dry vomiting. more stomach pain and finely bad direaha. it still hurt for 3 more days. I went to the doctor. she ordered a catscan where i had to drink contrast. That test showed i still had food in my stomach. so they said I had a slow digestive system also found a cyst on my right ovary.
Avatar n tn I have a lot of gas and find it difficult to push out stools without taking a light daily laxative supplement. I have consulted doctors and have had a colonoscopy, testicle ultrasound, UPPER GI. The ultrsound was fine for the testicles, but revealed 2 kidney stones, which my doctor said not to worry about....The GI revealed only some reflux, colonoscopy normal.
Avatar n tn I started taking it two years ago for the pain of fibromyalgia but noticed after about a year that my ulcer was completely healed and my acid reflux was gone. My son started it about a year ago after finding out he had some colitis and trying different meds and them only helping some. After doing further research we discovered it's good for your whole digestive system. The omega 3 has helped him the most and keeps it under control.
Avatar n tn Hi there, I'm a 25 year old male who has been experiencing burning pain in my stomach since last year. I started taking Losec (Omeprazole) for the burning (which is in the mid part of my abdomen above my belly button) which initially did the trick. A few months after taking Omeprazole however the burning pain began to creep back in until now I still get it really badly even on a high dose of Omeprazole (however if I stop taking Omeprazole things get unbearable).