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Severe constipation after a surgery to stretch the esophagus. MS relapse?

I have MS and have recently been put on three new medications. I also had surgery to stretch my esophagus about a month ago. In the past 7 days, for the first time in my life, I am experiencing extreme constipation . I suppose it could be part of my MS relapse that is occuring, or as a result of the new meds or surgery. How do I best relieve the constipation is severe now and I am very bloated and uncomfortable...despite using Miralax for the past three days as well as eating fiber and drinking prune juice daily. I am very worried. thanks
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Dear patient, constipation in post operative period is very common due to immobolity, it recovers once you regain mobility aong with the support of plenty of fluids , diet rich in fibers and laxtives, and need not to worry much about it, if it were due to the relapse of MS then you should be experiencing other symptoms of MS relapse like, tingling ,numbness, paresthesia, muscle weakness, stiffness and twitching etc and if it is related to the drugs that have been rescently added to your treatement then you can consult with the physian who had added those medicines and if your constipation is really not getting releived by laxatives and is creating lot of problem then you can consult your doctor and get an proctaclis enema applied , that may help
wish you speedy recovery
Dr Arshad
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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