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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 20, 2007
  • 07:35 PM

I've had problems going to the bathroom for about 5 months or more now. I started with left side pains. Then, about a month later, I stopped going to the bathroom all together. I've been taking stool softeners. I told the doctor I think it's caused by my birth control. She said no. the pain gets so bad sometimes I cant move. I had my overies checked and thyroid. I dont know what else to do. I cant live like this forever.

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  • I have had similiar recurrent problems and have been taking zelnorm. It really has helped me. Check with your doctor.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please trust your body and if you feel your constipation started after taking birth control, then it may very likely be true that you are having a side effect. If you haven't changed your diet, or anything else, then it's possible you are having a reaction to it. Birth control pills have lots of side effects, some are more common than others. Doctors are notorious for not checking up on side effects of meds...they just don't take the time. Are you drinking lots of water? Are you taking any other meds? Did you get an ultrasound to check your ovaries or did they just do a manual exam? Do you have a lot of bloating and gas after eating? DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have they checked for anything in your bowels or intestines? It seems that is somewhere they should definitely look! Have you seen a gastrontoligst (spelling?)??
    JetSkiChic 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have to echo everything Acuann said above, doctors are notorious for ignoring side effects of medication. I would stop that type of birth control and try another. In the meantime try Flaxseed it did me wonders. You can buy it as oil or in capsules. I recommend the capsules the taste of the oil takes a lot of getting used to
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