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Constipation is difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools.
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
Constipation is difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools.
I have gastroparesis. New symptom: constipation alternating w/ diarrhea. It'll be a few days of 1, a few days of other. Gp related or something else?
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
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
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
Is an anorectal manometry useful to diagnose constipation? How do I prepare for the test? How long does the test take?
Sex 5 weeks ago. Took plan b. Two negative pregnancy tests. Constipation and slightly sore boobs. Expected period in a week. Am i pregnant?
Would dark chocolate cause constipation? I might have constipation badly and I want to know whAt helps.
Constipation can be caused by lot of problems. Though usually diet related, other causes are medications (narcotics) or (less commonly) hypothyroidism.
The first thing you should do is evaluate how much water you are taking in a day (>8 cups/day) and how much fiber you are eating (25 to 35 g/day). If that doesn't work, look to see if you are taking too many constipating foods like dairy or pasta. ...Read more
Of course, but...: Abdominal ca can present with a surprising variety of symptoms, but often is symptom free. The intermittency of your distress with predictable resolution of discomfort after flares is good news. Alarm signs & symptoms include: weight loss or gain (ascites), bleeding with stool or urine, or from vagina, signs of obstruction (unremitting vomiting). Time to see a doctor & get evaluated for reassurance. ...Read more
Chronic upper left ab pain. Been treated for severe constipation. Blood test and pelvic exam clear as was colonoscopy. What could be cause?
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It seems to be chronic constipation, but really need more info to be able to help you with this and these forums are very limited.
If your colonoscopy, pelvic exam and blood tests are negative, that is a good start. There are a few other imaging modalities, but the decision of which one really depends on knowing the whole story.
Definitely continue speaking with your doc. ...Read more
Softeners/laxatives: Stool softeners are i.e. Colace or pericolace. Laxatives are many: magnesium citrate, milk of magnesia, senekot, dulcolax, enulose (lactulose), miralax, (polyethylene glycol) exlax. In severe constipation fleet enemas or micro enemas or a full enema are considered. If there is an impaction or blockage at the rectum (removal of stool) with a finger is indicated by a health care professional. Avoid mg or phos if ckd. ...Read more
Most of the time...: Most of the time high-fiber foods and plenty of water. Trouble is, most fiber tastes bad or has a bad texture. There are artificial fiber preparations that are tasteless, and can be added to any drink without making it unpalatable, but bran and bananas are still my favorites. ...Read more
Fiber, water, fiber: The vast majority of constipation comes form inadequate fiber intake. In 3rd world countries with high fiber intakes, constipation related diseases like hemorrhoids, prolapse, diverticulosis and even colon cancers are at a much lower rate than in "big mac" cultures like ours. Fiber should be started slowly and advanced to a diff level for everyone, water has to come with it or you will mix cement. ...Read more
Some common sense advice- try drinking lots of liquids daily at least 6 – 8 glasses of water, add some prunes juice, try some over the counter stool softeners/ laxatives as needed.
If constipation gets worse, you may need to see a GI doc.
I guess some people just don't have a fast gastro-intestinal motility than others.
Make it a habit to poop daily. Otherwise, you will be full of s_ _ _ so they say. ...Read more
Bowel activity: Your bowel activity is regulated via autonomic tone, and neurotransmitter balance is part of this. Cholinergic impulses can make your bowel contract and move stool along. If anything disturbs these impulses, your bowel will become sluggish. Amitriptylene has strong anti-cholinergic properties -- so at a high enough dose, your bowel activity slows down. The result can be constipation. ...Read more
I have lot if gas problem and ample amount of gas gets generated & some times I need to lay down & side wise to take it out constipation is thr as wel?
Food choices: Intestinal gas and constipation suggest idiosyncratic intolerances of certain foods. The simple answer is to stop milk products with concern for lactose intolerance and to eat a small amount of oatmeal each morning to counteract constipation. A gastrointestinal specialist can discern if there is an underlying intestinal tissue disorder. ...Read more