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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

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How come I have chronic constipation?

How come I have chronic constipation?

There are series of : Tests sometimes requiring biopsies to diagnose the etiology of constipation. Unfortunately its not a simple answer. You need to see a GI doctor to do a complete history annd physical and appropriate tests need to be done to dignose your condition. ...Read more

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How can you cure chronic constipation?

Diet: Take a good look at your diet. Are there any foods that you eat that are constipating? Increase the fluid in your diet along with fibre and fresh fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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What can I do about chronic constipation?

Hydrate/fiber: Best is 2 b sure u r well hydrated and get on a high fiber diet and fiber supplements if needed. If no help c ur md or consult a dietitian. ...Read more

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What will help with chronic constipation?

What will help with chronic constipation?

Fluids: Drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated non alcoholic fluid daily will correct most chronic constipation issues in 2-3 weeks, but you have to continue the regimen from that point on. Sometimes adding a prokinetic like regla, rx from doctor can help with your other 2 medical diagnoses. Check with your GI doctor. ...Read more

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Onset of chronic constipation, what to do?

Onset of chronic constipation, what to do?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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Why might someone have chronic constipation?

Why might someone have chronic constipation?

In most : Cases is it is not enough fiber, not enough fluids and excess caffeine and alcohol. Also some medications contribute to constipation and thus your fluid intake needs modification to offset the constipating effects of the meds. There also may be some pathology in your bowel that has yet to be properly evaluated. See a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon if the above measures dont help after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic constipation?

What are the causes of chronic constipation?

In most : Cases is it is not enough fiber, not enough fluids and excess caffeine and alcohol. Also some medications contribute to constipation and thus your fluid intake needs modification to offset the constipating effects of the meds. There also may be some pathology in your bowel that has yet to be properly evaluated. See a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon if the above measures dont help after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What to do about random onset of chronic constipation?

What to do about random onset of chronic constipation?

Interesting: Random constipation can be brought on by stress and changes in diet. Most important is to drink plenty of fluids. Over the counter laxatives like miralax (polyethylene glycol) and dulcolax may also help. If you symptoms persist, see a physician. ...Read more

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I have chronic constipation. what can i doabout that.

I have chronic constipation. what can i doabout that.

See below: Constipation can present in several ways in general we would not expect constipation to present itself in an association with your menstruation. Several questions would help diagnose your problem. To include how often you normally move your bowels. Do you normally have a problem with constipation. Do you normally have pain in your pelvic and lower back area when you're constipated. Is your menstruation regular? Was this menstruation worse than your usual? Do you usually have cramping and discomfort at the time of your menstruation? A good rule of thumb in evaluating your bowel moment would include: bowel movement 1 to 3 times a day, the consistency of a banana, possibly floating, and six inches to a foot long. Other possibilities and more likely based on the small amount of data that I presently have is that you're having some type of hormone imbalance. Would suggest saliva testing to include estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA. We would be happy to further discuss this issue in the concierge service at https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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