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Constipation, used mineral oil. Passing oily droplets in stools, gas. Suggestions?

Hi Doctor, I have always had a history of constipation and have been told in the past to use Miralax once or twice a week because I have been really sensitive to other laxitives (normally they cause me to have severe diharriea and I feel as if I will pass out). Someone also suggested the use of mineral oil to help pass stools . Well, recently I had not had a bowel movement in over a week so I decided to try both. I had a very large bowel movement that was brown in color but I noticed that there was a bright yellowish green color on the toilet paper after wiping. I also noticed that there were oily droplets in the toilet. This substance also had a very strong smell. It has been two or three days since this first occurred and this oily liquid is still being discharged when I go to the bathroom. It has even came out once when I passed gas. I really hate being so graphic but it is starting to concern me. I m wondering if it is strictly because of the mineral oil or if there are other causes for concern.
Asked On : Sat, 1 Dec 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Hello Mr,

as you described your present condition of constipation and uses of the Miralax and mineraloil, as you didn't clear your age and the duration of constipation history, is their any other medical history such as gastritis, hyper acidity etc.
or any related symptoms like abdomen pain, cramp etc.
assume their is no pain or any other symptoms !
you didn't tell about how much oil you have used ?
the foul smelling oily liquid may be the remaining of the mineral oil you had used..!
i can say that you should try to use a high fiber diet, and about 250ml moderate hot water at night about 10:30 pm, and in the early morning about 5:30 am this will help you in regular bowel moment and relief from constipation and your foul smelling oily liquid.
better if you try Ayurveda medicines for constipation
Answered: Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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