harder and harder to have bowel movements even tho stool is soft
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My husband had colon surgery to remove a 5cm tumor and is now on chemotherapy. He's suffering terribly from constipation. So far nothing worked. Any effective advice anyone?
My husband had a malignant tumor removed from his colon and is doing chemotherapy now. If anyone could help us with advice how to deal with serious constipation. Every time he does have the smallest bowel movement he's out weak for the next half hour. Any ideas that really work?
There's NY GI DR who developed daily supplement to relieve constip. I ordered online & there was immediate help. Name is VISCERA so you can google for more info. Seems oriental mint is key. Good news did not create diarrhea when I ingested one.
Hope this is helpful to hubby! Swig46
I had a similar experience during my 4 recent cycles of chemo, particularly during the first week of each cycle. I was prescribed Movacol by my oncology team and that made all the difference, gentle rather than harsh, but still uncomfortable at times. Since ending chemo, no further constipation thankfully.
Thank you Martin! I will look into it immediately, and keep you posted.
Googling VISCERA it seemed to describe a description of internal soft organs rather than a medicine or laxative. Any further clarification? Thank you!
Yes they are focused on Leaky Gut Syndrome which could be your hubby's root
problem. Are you familiar? Company that manufactures is located in CO & their Ph 3479791735
(Cust Svc). Swig46. Marilyn
I was getting scared not being able to pass stool. I was told to take miralax at least twice a day. I take three doses a day and doing well. You can take more if you need to. The miralax draws liquid to the bowels and makes for much needed fluid to soften stools. Three doses makes it very soft and easy to pass. You will have to try and find what dose works for you.
I'm retired college professor, so don't be aFraid of me. Former fundraiser for PBS & NPR. DO YOU WATCH OR LISTEN? LOTS OF KETO DIETING WHICH ALSO HELPED ME!
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