I went to the ER yesterday after 2 days of pain in my lower left abdomen or just above my left hip and over an inch or so to the right. They did urine analysis and a blood culture plus x-rays. They told me it was constipation and prescribed Magnesium Citrate. I asked how long before the pain went away and they said once the bowels were emptied.
The medication was supposed to work within 1-5 hours, but didn't. I did get nauseous during the night and came as close to vomiting as you can without actually doing it. Went back to bed and slept till noon. Got up, used bathroom, and went out to make oatmeal. Just got the water on the stove and the first of several quick bathroom trips occurred. By 1 p.m. I was pretty much cleaned out but the pain still persists even now at 9:30 p.m. What should I do? I can't call my doctor until Monday and they may not be able to squeeze me in that soon anyway. Plus I just saw them about a week ago for a regular checkup.