I always prefer the natural remedies, fruit and prune juice are good choices, water and other juices as well all count toward liquid consumption. Cantalope and watermelon are good to get things going. If your stomach is that firm and it persists, please at least phone your GI and let them know, an obstruction can be very serious.
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Son, age 9, diagnosed with UC age 4, no relief or at best temporary relief from conventional meds, probiotics, SCD, colectomy with perm. ileostomy 2007. Diagnosed with Crohn's 3/08. Currently on Remicade, fish oil supplements, daily multivitamin, Digestive Advantage chron's colitis formula has no effect, it's like spitting in the ocean.