so i went to the walk in clinic today because i have been having this terrible pain in my right lower quadrant and wanted to make sure it wasnt my appendix. so i get there and the doc does his thing and tells me im constipated, but the thing that confuses me is that on average even since the pain i go to the bathroom about 2-3 times a day. He said that there can still be a back up that equals constipation even though you are moving your bowels.
He then asked me my diet and when i told him he said that it had to do with all the protein that i take in. can that be true? my diet hasnt changed in a long time and i have never had any problems. heres come the kicker, he tells me to go purchase a laxative which i did and i took, and have not been able to go to the bathroom since. theres a warning on the bottle to go to the dr if theres no bowel movement. Im going to wait until the morning to see if anything happens. So can the protein cause constipation, and is there any reason why after going to the bathroom i take a laxative and can no longer go?
sorry for the kinda raunchy post, but im just really confused by all of this and really curious about the protein thing.