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I am an 18 year old male, 6'4 and 195 pounds with no problems with constipation prior. I was recently prescribed tramadol for severe back pain from scoliosis and a pinched nerve. Normally, since it's an opioid I go get some stool softeners and it works well. This time, it became a problem. About two inches up from my belly button I started having a lot of pressure. Stool softeners didn't help so I got some magnesium citrate and drank the entire bottle, went a lot and the pressure got better but the next morning having not ate anything the pressure is back. No pain whatsoever but the pressure just makes me feel like not moving.
I ate probably 65 grams of nonsoluable fiber and drank about ten bottles of water on an off day and it took probably 15 hours to go to the bathroom from the time I ate. With a softener. The pressure continues in the same place. Occasionally pressure spreads to my upper left side. I also feel sick if I eat a normal meal but no pain, just extreme bloating.
When I do go, it isn't normal and it's very much a 2 on the fecal chart.
I move around a lot, I'm an employee for my dad's drywall business and I eat a fiber rich diet with plenty of water (10-12 bottles of water a day on a busy day). I also normally went 2 times a day everyday. It worries me when I can't go everyday. I am currently not taking Tramadol while this is going on.
No history of cancer in either side of my family. I have had an ulcer in the past from NSAIDS for my back but this was 6 months ago and I cleared it up pretty fast.
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