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Difficulty with bowel movements

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Easy answer...: ...Get evaluated. It's normal to be concerned about your health & worry why you feel bad. We're of course happy to be more specific in answering y ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
31 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Could be...: It depends on how much intestines were protected or salvaged during the rescue/repair procedure. Probably, it may even depends on the method of repair ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Hydration and fiber: Constipation can frequently be relieved with increased dietary fiber and drinking plenty of water. One of the colon's primary jobs is to reabsorb wat ... Read More
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Simple...: Hydrate yourself...Take Linzess 145mg daily....you will have a new life...
Dr. Jane Lykins
25 years experience Family Medicine
Start with basics:: drink at least 8 large glasses of water a day, eat raw vegetable and fruit every day, take probiotics or eat yogurt or kefir every day, eat high fiber ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
32 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Constipation: You need to add fiber in form of fresh vegetables in your diet, drink a lot of water, avoid meat and white flour, take Metamucil or miralax to cleanse ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
It can be up to 12-24 hours : Male sure you are seeing your doctor on this. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) can work faster than the above, but you need to hydrate more as constipati ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
See a doctor: Without being able to exam it is difficult to answer. However you did have a object inserted and this can cause a tear at the anal sphincter. This cau ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
See Dr: While it is possible you never got quite enough of the remedies to "make the earth move, " if reasonable efforts on your own have failed, you should c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Impaction: Typically we think of constipation as having difficulty passing a stool. That's true but not the whole truth. Some people, typically elderly, can get ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Most sources: feel that the rectal pain is due to MUSCLE SPASMS around the rectum .....the cause is unknown and there are usually no other lower bowel symptoms. A m ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Neurologist: A spinal or other neurologic pathology is likely. The constipation and urinary retention may be neurogenic from pathology of the spine. A neurologist ... Read More

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