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Can oral colonoscopy effectively treat constipation?

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Husband had extreme inflammatory reaction to lumbar epidural 12/18/2017. Visit to ER on 12/20/2017 showed no flu, uti, lumbar abscess or SI abscess. Sent us home with hydrocodone to control pain. Constipation sets in. Pain from back has immobilized him. Began treating with stool softeners a week ago, enemas last two days that seem to helping with the blockage. Can I try to relieve the blockage with a colonoscopy oral solution?
Mon, 4 Jun 2018 in Accident and Emergency
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes you can use it.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for query,
Definitely yes you can use PEG-ES my dear patient.
Its available as trade name MIRALAX.

Regards.
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Follow-up: Can oral colonoscopy effectively treat constipation? 17 minutes later
This is a Prepopik -2 packets
10 Mg sodium picosulfate
3.5 mg magnesium oxide, USP
12 g anhydrous citric acid, USP
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 1 hour later
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Follow up answer.

Detailed Answer:

Yes you can use it too madam.
Same thing almost.
Regards.
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