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Drank prune juice for constipation. Water coming out, motion stuck inside. Can I try miralax?

i think i am constipated again so my mother gave me alot of prune juice and liquids but when i go im not really pooing its just a lot of liquid coming out but the poop is still in there. i missed a day in school and i dont want to miss another. the pain has stoped but im still not pooping . is it okay to try some miralax
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Hello, phelimam,
It sounds like you have high fecal impaction. That means a portion of
your hard stool is stuck in the colon above the level of anal canal if you
can't feel the stool with a gloved finger. The watery stool passes around
this hard stool and comes out . Miralax can help. Just follow the directions.
The dose is usually a capful of powder mixed with 6-8 oz. of water and
taken daily. When once you start having watery stools , you can cut back
on the dosage or take it on alternate days. Mean time you need to work
on your diet. Whole grain cereal, fresh fruits and vegetables and enough
liquids daily is a must. Make sure that you excercise regularly also.
This should help you.
I wish you well and good luck with your studies.
Answered: Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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