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Constipation, bulge in abdomen, enlarged lymph nodes. Colonoscopy ordered. Treatment?

i dont have any bowel movement on my own. this has happened now for at least 3 weeks. i have been to the hospital 3 times. i have to use magnesium citrate to have any kind of bowel movement. sopositories, and stool softners dont seem to work. i have severe pain in lower stomach and upper. they have did a cat scan and just said i have a blockage. i have a bulge on the right lower side and doctors though it was a hernia . the bulge is where there is a dip in my skin above the pelvic bone right beside my lymph nodes. my lymph nodes are also swollen right beside that bulge. there are about 5 lymph nodes that i feel and 2 in my stomach. i then wnt to the specialist and he examined me and said it wasnt a hernia. now i have to wait 3 months before a colonostophy. do you have any advice untill october? and what might it be?
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
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Hello,

The intestine infection or blockage is associated with lymph node enlargement in the abdomen as part of the physiologic response.

Till the scopy, it is recommended to consume high fiber diet with bulk-forming laxatives to avoid pressure over the intestines.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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