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I have had issues with my bowels as far back as when i was younger. It seems as the years progressed my issues have escalated to serious problems. I don't go every day and never have been one to go everyday. Normal, for me was once or twice a week. Which, I know is quite bad. I am in my mid twenties now and seem to have reached a peak when it comes to the constipation. I have tried increasing water, exercise, Ex-Lax, and stool softeners and have not had much luck. They might work occasionally but then a week later I'm back in the same boat. As of right now I eat an Activia yogurt once a day and all that has seemed to do is make me increasingly gassy (I know, not appealing). I do not have healthy stools. I usually strain (push very hard my head hurts) and all that comes out is pellet sized poops. My stomach is almost always bloated and it sucks. As of recently I am having a serious issue. The past week and a half has been very uncomfortable/ painful for me. I had pain in my upper left abdomen, pain in my left hip, pain in my pelvic area. I've had the constant pressure on my bowels like I have to go, even after just going. I wasn't sure what it was and I never considered constipation because I had pain all on the left side so I went to the ER. They did a CT scan and all looked normal. The doctor said it's constipation. They prescribed me magnesium citrate for the cure. Well, my instructions were to drink half the bottle last night and half tonight. I did and last night, instantly I felt the urge to go over and over. I ran to the bathroom a lot but only got small pellets out each time. Finally, I just went to bed. In the morning, I woke up with the urge to go again. I went and this time it was golf ball sized poops. After this BM I felt empty. That is, until a few hours passed. I had errand to run today so I decided to take the rest tonight once I knew I would be home. And I have been really bloated, and my stomach has gurgled, I've had some gas but everytime I try and poop, there is nothing. It feels as if something is hard almost like something is blocking the exit. That's the only way I can think of to describe it. I am still having the pain in my pelvis and hip area. Not so much in my upper abdomen anymore. So could there be an underlying cause as to why I am unable to go tonight? Do I give the magnesium more time? Should I call my doctor and ask to be seen or beg to get into a specialist?
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