MemberOctober 12, 2016 at 9:09 pm
Bowel issues with Hernia pain
I have suffered from constipation/IBS-C for years and years, it had gotten much worse right before my hernia “popped out” 3 years ago and it continues to be an aggravating factor in inguinal mesh pain. Not fun. My advice/rule of thumb is to never let the bowel contents rest in the sigmoid colon for more than one day. Make sure it moves and try to get it soft.
In the US, there is a stool softener Sodium Docusate that seems to work. It is not allowed to be sold in Germany for some reason, so while I was there, they prescribed me the probiotic Mutaflor (Escherria Coli) as a stool softener. E. Coli is not legal in the US, so I could not bring it with me here. But in small amounts, it did appear to get the bowels moving gently.