Personally, I would suggest a laxative however you may want to try something gentle since you are already having pain. The stronger aggressive laxatives can surely double you over. I personally like Dulcolax because its gentle yet effective. Did the hospital not suggest taking a laxative? You would think that they would have or at least given you something that you can take at home.
Hope everything goes well.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
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