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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Overview)

Constipation is difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools.


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What are the symptoms of constipation?

What are the symptoms of constipation?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Overview)

Constipation is difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools.


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What are the complications of constipation ?

What are the complications of constipation ?

Depends on cause: Hard stools may damge the anal canal and cause fissures and ulceration. Chronic consitpation may lead to impaction and intestinal obstruction. For more info see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/constipation/ds00063. ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Increase hydration
Daily
Increase fiber intake
Daily
Avoid constipating foods
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Try to establish a routine for the timing of bowel movements
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How does constipation pain feel ?

How does constipation pain feel ?

Constipation: It feels like uncomfortable pressure in your lower rectum. ...Read more

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Treating Constipation in children (Checklist)

Hydration is more important than food! Fiber rich diet + fluids
every 3 hours
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Constipation with mucousy stools?

Constipation with mucousy stools?

Make an appointment: Make sure you make an appointment to see your gastroenterologist or surgeon. If you haven't have one, a colonoscopy might be warranted. All the best! ...Read more

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Does Metamucil cause constipation?

Does Metamucil cause constipation?

It can.: Metamucil is a dry fiber. It is recommended to take it with water. If not enough water is taken the fiber will firm up and can constipate. ...Read more

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Could hemorrhoids cause constipation?

Could hemorrhoids cause constipation?

No: Hemorrhoids or swollen veins of the rectum, . Can swell, bleedi and cause pain or discomfort. They do not, however, cause constipation. Constipation is more commonly a dietary problem or related to medications you may be taking. Try fiber pills like metamucil and occ. Laxatives when needed. For persistent constipation or a change in bowel habits, do see a doctor for an exam. Peter wilk, m. ...Read more

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How does constipation pain feel ?

Constipation: It feels like uncomfortable pressure in your lower rectum. ...Read more

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Constipation, gas, lethargy, frequent urination....Pregnant?

Constipation, gas, lethargy, frequent urination....Pregnant?

Vague symptoms: All of these are very vague symptoms. If you think you could be pregnant you need to get a pregnancy test. If urinary symptoms persists then you need to also get tests done to rule out infection. ...Read more

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My 17 y/o symptoms constipation long narrow stools light brown trouble burping pressure below left rib cage no pain. Is this colon cancer/splenomegaly?

My 17 y/o symptoms constipation long narrow stools light brown trouble burping pressure below left rib cage no pain. Is this colon cancer/splenomegaly?

Get him SEEN!: I believe that this at least the fourth time you have asked this question. Please forgive my frankness and impatience. You need to stop asking the health care team, who cannot answer this, and do right by your son. To continue to write us when your boy needs to see a physician in real life is to do a disservice to him, to us, and to yourself. ...Read more

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Can loperamide cause constipation?

Can loperamide cause constipation?

Absolutely yes..: This medicine slows down your intestinal motility, reduces fecal volume and increases viscosity, thus it can cause constipation if you are senstive to it or over using it. It is often used to treat diarrhea, short-term use. Stopping it should resolve your constipiation in a couple of days if it is causing your constipation. Consult doc if severe/persistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can hemoroids cause constipation and bloating?

Can hemoroids cause constipation and bloating?

Not really: But constipation can cause hemorrhoids and bloating. Most people can treat it with increasing water intake, exercise and stool softeners. If that doesn't help, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are gentle remedies for constipation?

What are gentle remedies for constipation?

Choices: There are number of things that can gently ease constipation. Hydration (fluids) first. Next adding fiber to your diet. Certain foods can help (exs. Prune juice, black coffee, smooth moving teas, certain probiotics).There are stool softeneres which can help (colace) and there are also oral laxatives (ex. Milk of magnesia). ...Read more

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Pubococcygeal muscles after masturbation stay contracted for even 2-3 weeks causing severe constipation. diagnosis?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Pubococcygeal muscles after masturbation stay contracted for even 2-3 weeks causing severe constipation. diagnosis?

Rarely if any...: Sex-related muscle contraction involves the whole body muscles, esp. those of vagina, urethra, & those near / around the pelvic floor; it is very unlikely to solitarily affect pubococcygeal muscles except there is some unusual neuromuscular disorders of that muscle, which got to be rare. So, before assuming what you described, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html so to.. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more