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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Overview)

Constipation is difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools.


Dr. Eric Kaplan
2,390 doctors shared insights

Constipation (Overview)

Constipation is difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools.


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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 (Tip)

Treating Constipation

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
Once
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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