Hey! This is my first time posting on WebMD. I've often used this website to help myself, family, and friends with their ailments. I've now decided to turn to the forums for opinions as to what may be going on with my body. It's not something I'm worried about, as I've never brought it to the attention to any doctor other than when I was a child and my mother did.
I've been having issues with constipation my entire life. It's not that it hurts, or anything. I just don't feel the need to go. It takes maybe a week, or longer sometimes, for me to use the bathroom. And I don't release a lot, even though I feel I should have more. When I was a child, I had to use enemas and my mother would give me 'Milk of Magnesia'. HORRIBLE TASTE, but effective.
Now I recently had my Gallbladder removed in December 2011. Few months ago. It was infected with multiple gallstones. It took about two weeks before after that that I had to take liquid saline laxative. Once again, horrible taste.. but extremely effective. I was stuck to the toilet that entire day it felt.
I'm still getting regular constipation to the point where I'm getting nauseous after eating small portions, or even drinking anything. The laxatives I have aren't working anymore, really. I'm using 'Prunelax' tablets. Haven't used the saline laxative, or milk of magnesia. I'm thinking I should go back to those.. but I shudder at the taste. Ick!
**** Any idea what could be causing this 'condition' my entire life? And why it feels that it has gotten worse after my gallbladder surgery? Or perhaps it's me just associating the two together. I was also 2months premature when I was born.. I don't know if that could be a reason or not?
ANY opinions/advice/etc would be GREATLY appreciated.
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