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How could my severe chronic constipation be treated more effectively?

How could my severe chronic constipation be treated more effectively?

Constipation : Most importantly, drink plenty of fluids. At least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day is recommended. Add fiber to your diet such as bran, prunes and vegetables. Exercise everyday. If you continue to have a problem, add a fiber product such as Benefiber or Metamucil. If you do not get relief, try Miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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I have what i'm told is chronic constipation. What are good ways to treat this?

I have what i'm told is chronic constipation. What are good ways to treat this?

See a GI: 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 so increase water, juice etc. See a GI specialist to rule out another cause of your problem. Supplements can then be added until you have regular bms. Very rarely you may need surgery. ...Read more

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Each bout of toddlers chronic constipation is becoming increasingly more difficult to treat. Could there be a bigger problem?

Each bout of toddlers chronic constipation is becoming increasingly more difficult to treat. Could there be a bigger problem?

Possibly: It is entirely possible that there is more to the story than just general constipation, but a behavioral component should also be considered. Children (especially toddlers) with long term constipation, particularly those subjected to frequent enemas or other procedures, may withhold stool intentionally which makes the problem much worse. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation what is the best way to treat. I have MS and gastroparesis?

Chronic constipation what is the best way to treat. I have MS and gastroparesis?

Bowel dysfunction is: Very common in MS, afflicting at least 50% of patients. Gastroparesis, is NOT due to MS, and a second cause should be sought. Generic approaches to constipation include: stool softeners (Colace, Surfak), mild laxatives (percolate or per diem), rectal suppositories (glycerin, ducolax), rarely enemas. Increase dietary fibre. ...Read more

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After chronic constipation which has been treated but result in presence of skin coming from anus size of 1 CM only at defecate time . What is this?

After chronic constipation which has been treated but result in presence of skin coming from anus size of 1 CM only at defecate time . What is this?

Hemmorhoid: After a bout of constipation getting a hemorrhoid is not unusual. As long as it does not leader is not painful there is no problem. To prevent yourself from getting more do not sit on the toilet and read a magazine or newspaper and try to have a high fiber diet to prevent more constipation. ...Read more

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Ihave chronic constipation and acne all over my body.Are they related?And how can I treat it.Im 25 years old female .50 kg weight.

Ihave chronic constipation and acne all over my body.Are they related?And how can I treat it.Im 25 years old female .50 kg weight.

Possibly: Think of your system as a delivery service that is too slow.The slower the delivery, the harder, drier the stool.Start by clearing out the outlet.Take a good dump or do an enema once to clear the exit. Avoid constipating foods & add fiber or a wetting agent like mirilax. Mark efforts on a calendar.Teach your body to empty no< 2x /d & keep up the efforts for 6m. It should reset your system. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation in toddlar?

Chronic  constipation in toddlar?

Should be treated: It can significantly impact toilet training. Many toddlers learn to withhold their stools, leading to encopresis. Treat now! give more water, more fiber, and encourage rewards for bowel movements. Talk to your pediatrician about the right amount of dairy for your child, because too much milk is often a factor. ...Read more

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How to stop chronic constipation?

How to stop chronic constipation?

Diet and Medicines: First you have to find the cause of it, most likely it is due to lack of fiber in the diet. You can try different laxatives and seek consultation to get further testing. ...Read more