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Pain underneath ribcage, hard time moving bowels. Also disc disease, severe depression. Help?

Hi, I have a concern on my right side just underneith my rib cage running downwards I have a constant dull pain and have been having a hard time moving my bowels. My doctor says its because of all the meds I am on will make me constipated. If I take laxatives no problem, I am on statex 10mg 3x per day, due to being hit by a car over 2yrs ago and I am in constant pain with my back, have now be diagnosed with brucitise, prior to this doctors, specialists etc never found anything wrong. What could this dull pain be, should I mention to doctor, I know I should but all doctors Ive seen and all stomach and intestine tests have all come back negative. I suffer degneated disc disease also severe depressive disorder for many years, I feel they will not believe me...what do I do
Asked On : Thu, 17 Oct 2013
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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

This all appears to be due to constipation for which take high fibre diet by increasing fruits and vegetables and may add psyllium fibres. If not relieved with this take a laxative like syrup cremaffin plus. Also get your thyroid profile test as hypothyroidism is a common cause of constipation. I will advise to stop morphine which is also a cause for constipation instead take tablet ultracet which is a combination of tramadol and paracetamol.

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. If you have any further query I will be happy to answer that too. Remain in touch and get-well soon.
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