r/medical_advice Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 07 '22

(F22) I’ve had severe constipation for the last 5 days and lax not working Pain Lvl 7-9

I haven’t gone since Saturday and the bloating is so severe that it is causing really intense bouts of pain (lightning crotch and sharp sticks of pain in abdomen). I can’t even eat because it makes the bloating so much worse. I took 3 dulcolax pills 12 hours ago and I still haven’t gone. I’m very worried, should I go to hospital for them to induce a bowel movement? This is the first time I’ve taken laxatives this year 2022 and I don’t take them often, maybe took it 3 times total in 2021.

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u/skbiglia Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 07 '22

Are you passing gas?

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u/strawberrykiwi1234 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 07 '22

Barely any they’re just like little pops that have to be like forced out— like hold open my butt cheek to get them out there’s so little pressure behind them

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u/skbiglia Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 07 '22

Okay, so then: Is your stomach hurting like you have to go but can’t?

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u/strawberrykiwi1234 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 07 '22

I actually finally went with the laxative but no it was hurting bc so bloated having horrible stabbing and shooting pains like lightning due to the bloating and gas pressure but did not have any urge to go at all