Miralax or Just Soluble Fiber? (Slow Mo + Dry)
Posted 02 May 2003 - 10:19 AM
Posted 02 May 2003 - 02:57 PM
How does she know this?quote:My doctor says I have slow motility.
Ideally, you want to consume water with it.quote:Yet I also have some dry, cracked stools (unless spasming) so she gave me Miralax to draw water into the stool.
No, because with Miralax you just have the water like the ocean. With fiber, you end up with wet sand.quote:First Question: Wouldn't soluble fiber work just as well to draw water into stool as Miralax?
With water, it should be.quote:Second Question: Will Miralax even be useful if I have slow motility?
Posted 08 May 2003 - 10:59 AM
Posted 08 May 2003 - 11:18 AM
The simplest test involves special x-rays with sitz markers: http://www.konsyl.com/products/sitzmarks.htm More sophisticated tests include whole gut scintigraphy and colonic manometry.quote:How does one test for slow motility?