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Lower stomach pain, taking Lactulose, having small bowels. Concerned ?

I have been taking Lactulose now for a couple of days now. I believe I have a partial blockage. I had a small bowel movement this morning. I have experienced lower stomach area pain. Should I go to the Emergency Dept. or give this Lactulose time to work through my intestines ? Passing gas has not been a problem but I am concerned.
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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thank you asking HCM
I have gone through your medical concerns, and I am sorry for the situation you are in.
Lactulose is given in constipated patients, but it can make strong bowel spasms that are pain full. it will pass , don't worry.
you should give the lactulose time to work,
if this pain continue more than 24 hours than you can go to ER.
you should take 2- 3 litters of fluids/ day, be careful with diet,
it's important take foods reach in fibers.
I hope be helpful
Answered: Tue, 29 Oct 2013
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