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No stools even after taking stool softners - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   i have a colostomy bag and having severe abdominal pain
Doctor :   Where is the pain?
User :   lower abdomin
Doctor :  
Since when is the pain?
User :   i havent pooped in 3 days and have been taking stool softeners
Doctor :  
What is the grade of the pain on a scale of 1 to 10?
User :   10
Doctor :  
This seems to be an obstruction
Doctor :  
and is an emergency
Doctor :  
please see the ER
User :   i was just released from the hospital yesterday
User :   i had pancreatitis
Doctor :  
Ok what surgery was done?
User :   im not sure... they cut out part of my colon 7 months ago
Doctor :   Ok since then were you on colostomy bag
Doctor :  
sorry with bag?
User :   yes
User :   i went to the er 2 days ago
Doctor :  
Ok what did they say?
User :   i had pancreatitis
Doctor :   Since you are using stool softners, no poop for last 3 days and 10 grade pain
Doctor :  
it seems to an emergency

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