Partial or complete bowel obstructions can cause a lot of pain, but unless you're totally obstructed you'll still be able to pass stool. Vomiting will result from complete obstruction. Do you think you might be obstructed? Does anything feel differently for you lately? I'm sorry you're in pain!
Thanks for the reply! Yes, there have been some changes this week resulting, I THINK (?) from taking Miralax on Monday night. I was given this a few years back after the dx for colon impaction and had a terrible reaction to it but decided to try it again just to see if it might work differently.
So, intense pain and cramping, more like labor contractions but without the urge to "push", if you get my drift! Wave after wave of these contractions but only passing fluid and some tiny marble sized deposits with no relief following. Some nausea but I think mosty associated with the trapped gas that WOULD NOT MOVE! "Squealing" noises coming from the gut and sounds of "squish" and "woosh" when I apply pressure to the ileocecal valve area. Turbulence around that area and the sigmoid area.
I took magnesium citrate on Tuesday afternoon but did not feel it did the job. Since I had to work (although I came home early on Wed.), I wanted to wait until today to do another magnesium clean out.
Definately improved but still feeling off track.
So, is it possible to have a partial obstruction of backed-up stool and if so, would more clean-outs take care of it?