Thanks to you both for replying - I really appreciate it.
BLUEROSE, I'm very sorry about your brother. That is so tragic when someone passes away so young. God bless you and your family.
I did call the doctor's office and got an appointment. Fortunately, my daughter isn't in pain, so I don't think it is a perforated bowel. I'm extremely thankful you shared that with me, though, because I had no idea that a person with a history of constipation could have that happen. We will be diligent in the future and if she does have pain, go immediately to the doctor or the ER if it's at the weekend.
I got her some medicated wipes and Preparation-H cream that is supposed to help with the healing process. This summer, when she's out of college, we plan to try and see another GI specialist to get a better regimen in place - the large dosage of Miralax helps keep the constipation at bay, but does nothing to protect her from these fissures. I know she needs to use something like Benefiber in addition to the MIralax, but she says she can't tolerate the gas.
Thanks again for replying - I'm very grateful.
Edited by: MPN5621 at: 4/27/2013 (08:32)
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