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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
2,467 doctors shared insights

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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Constipation (Tip)

Increasing dietary fiber is good for more than treating constipation. Fiber also lowers dietary fat. ...See 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 routine for 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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How does constipation pain feel ?

Constipation: It feels like uncomfortable pressure in your lower rectum. ...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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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more