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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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I have wicked back pain, bloated stomach, badly constipated, hot flushes and weight gain. I am on constipated treatment and this makes no difference.

I have wicked back pain, bloated stomach, badly constipated, hot flushes and weight gain. I am on constipated treatment and this makes no difference.

Constipation Rx: Well, you can't really tell what role the constipation is playing until you have some results. If increasing water, fiber in diet, & exercise isn't producing results of easier passage of softer stool, then you may need a laxative (i.e. Miralax) or enemas, hopefully supervised by your doctor. You are likely having hot flashes from menopause; your doctor can help with hormone and other treatments. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal cramps and my stomach looks big and feels bloated. I'm constipated. Having fever and headache. What can be the course?

Lower abdominal cramps and my stomach looks big and feels bloated. I'm constipated. Having fever and headache. What can be the course?

See a doctor: If this were a viral gastroenteritis you would be unlikely to have fever and be constipated. This could be one of several potentially severe bacterial infections such as campylobacter, but may also be related to some anatomical lesion. You should be seen asap and diagnosed and treated. Hope you are better soon. Don't wait. Go now. ...Read more

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I feel bloated and constipated, what to do?

I feel bloated and constipated, what to do?

Water, fiber: Increase the amount of water you're drinking, add a fiber supplement (e.g. Fiber One cereal daily) and if you need more help, add Colace and/or Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily.
If that doesn't help you definitely need to be seen and examined. ...Read more

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What can you take for constipation and are constipated all the time? It seems like every time I eat I get bloated and constipated.

What can you take for constipation and are constipated all the time? It seems like every time I eat I get bloated and constipated.

Fiber is good but: If you are not drinking enough fluid it can lead to constipation. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate and lead to constipation. Generally I recommend 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids every day. It will take 10-14 days of this regimen to see improvement. If not better need to have a GI workup for other causes of constipation. ...Read more

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Why am I bloated and constipated a week after sex?

Why am I bloated and constipated a week after sex?

Not a definite....: Relationship. If your symptoms persist, go see a doc for peace of mind. If you are concerned about pregnancy, you can do a home pregnancy test in another week or two. Symptoms are probably not related! ...Read more

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Been taking Metamucil for days and still bloated and constipated. What else can help?

Been taking Metamucil for days and still bloated and constipated. What else can help?

Excess fiber: In relation to your fluid intake will cause bloating and constipation. Eating a high fiber diet consistently will make metamucil unnecessary or problematic. More often fluid intake is the problem. You need 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily with a high fiber diet. ...Read more

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Feel bloated and constipated. Possibly pregnant?

Feel bloated and constipated. Possibly pregnant?

If you missed your: Period and have been sexually active then it is possible. Take a home pregnancy test of find out. ...Read more

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Any remedies for being bloated and constipated and nausea?

Any remedies for being bloated and constipated and nausea?

Several: Teenage females with constipation, bloating and nauseous might have IBS of constipation type, with concern for lactose intolerance. After a physician exam such medications as Amatiza and medicinal cannabis might be considered. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome is sometimes associated with IBS. ...Read more

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Can bein bloated or constipated interfere with blood sugars?

Can bein bloated or constipated interfere with blood sugars?

Possible.: This may or may not interfere. The proof is in watching your blood sugars and seeing how they respond. You tell me. ...Read more

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Bloated and constipated for a few weeks already. Laxatives no longer effective, what to do?

Bloated and constipated for a few weeks already. Laxatives no longer effective, what to do?

See your doctor.: If this has been going on for weeks and the over-the-counter remedies that you have tried have not been effective, your best bet is to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. At age 51, if you have not had a colonoscopy yet, you should have that done anyway. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ever since I started taking chorella and primerose oil I have been bloated and constipated, is that normal?

Ever since I started taking chorella and primerose oil I have been bloated and constipated, is that normal?

Stop them.: It's not normal to have bloating or constipation while taking either of these supplements. Since there is no proven benefit to either one, I would stop both of them for now. If in the future you wish to restart them, I would do it one at a time, at a low dose at first, to see how you do. Be sure your doctor is aware that you are taking them. Good luck. ...Read more

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I drink plenty of water and fluids daily and I find myself frequently bloated and constipated. What could be wrong?

Is more than that: Constipation is cause by poor eating habits, sedentary life, and sometimes bowel conditions. It is recommended to have a high fiber diet, fiber supplement, drink 8 glasses of water, exercise program, and eat your meals at the same time. If your symptoms do not improve you should contact your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have been very bloated n constipated now eating better I have been having stools but light pink in them?

I have been very bloated n constipated now eating better I have been having stools but light pink in them?

IBS-get colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is a MUST (unless recently done).
Sounds like IBS, with constipation-predominant symptoms. Recommend a hi fiber diet, with a psyllium supplement (like Konsyl or similar) and a probiotic like Activia yogurt or Schiff Digestive Advantage. Stress management, getting enough sleep and a daily exercise program are also important. If there is no improvement, further testing would be needed. ...Read more

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Does IBS make you chronically bloated an feel like constipated an more? When im stressed it flares more

Does IBS make you chronically bloated an feel like constipated an more? When im stressed it flares more

Abdominal Discomfort: Ibs is a functional disorder affecting how food moves through your GI tract. Lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating with diarrhea, constipation or both are common signs. It can be triggered by stress/anxiety or different foods. The diagnosis is usually made by ruling out other disorders. ...Read more

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Hi, I have alway have a bloated tummy and sometimes constipated, is there any medication I can take to improve my issue? Thank you!

Hi, I have alway have a bloated tummy and sometimes constipated, is there any medication I can take to improve my issue? Thank you!

Bloating: There can be several reasons for that. Some people may be swallowing air, constipation, . heartburn, . irritable bowel syndrome, . intolerance to dairy products or other food items., eating too fast. weight gain, . overgrowth of bacteria in the small bowel., hormonal flux (especially PMS for women). giardiasis (intestinal parasites). inflammatory bowel disease. See your GP for further Information. ...Read more

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Can I be bloated and constipated because of cerazette? It started on the 3rd week on the pill, and is still on after 3 weeks being off it.

Not from Cerazette: Constipation is not listed among the side effects of cerazette. Therefore the two are unrelated. I think this is especially true when we see a symptom that lasts three weeks beyond the stopping of a medication. Please consult with your physician about other causes of constipation. If necessary see a gastroenterologist. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant from having anal sex and do you feel bloated and constipated after?

Can you get pregnant from having anal sex and do you feel bloated and constipated after?

Being forced?: You don't need a physician to tell you the obvious. Even a teenager could answer this question. So, that makes me wonder. Did you consent to this sexual activity? If you are uncomfortable doing this then you have every right to say no. Anal sex is very common. Especially in religious cultures where virginity is highly prized. It us not unusual or abnormal. But you do not have to do it again. ...Read more

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I feel bloated and constipated. I ovulated yesterday and had sex all week. Could I b pregnant?

You could: Bloating and constipation probably totally unrelated. Too early for pregnancy symptoms. You could have had fertilization, implantation would not have happened by now, so technically you are probably not pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I may have a strange tumor or something. Pain under rib cage, right side. Bloated and constipated all the time?

I'm afraid I may have a strange tumor or something. Pain under rib cage, right side. Bloated and constipated all the time?

Or maybe not: Pain under the right rib cage with bloating may often result from gall bladder disease. See your primary doctor or a general surgeon who may start with and ultrasound study and if positive, recommend surgery. ...Read more

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If I'm waiting to see if I'm pregnant, the two week wait, im bloated and constipated badly, if I took a laxative, would that stop implantation?

If I'm waiting to see if I'm pregnant, the two week wait, im bloated and constipated badly, if I took a laxative, would that stop implantation?

No, but...: No it won't, but if the laxative causes severe diarrhea, the dehydration could interrupt the process of implantation. The uterus with a developing pregnancy needs a "quiet" room to conduct its' business, and that is very hard when there is an intestinal "party going on next door". ...Read more

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I can feel and see my intestins moving my stomach is bloated and I'm constipated?

I can feel and see my intestins moving my stomach is bloated and I'm constipated?

Must be very thin: This is uncommon unless you are very thin. You may want to try some products to reduce bloating or gas as well as review your possible dietary restrictions as well as the regular use of laxatives or fiber. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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I have been passing lots of horrible stinky gas. Feel bloated after eating and constipated. What could be causes?

I have been passing lots of horrible stinky gas. Feel bloated after eating and constipated. What could be causes?

Ck for food allergy: Sometimes stinky gas is a result of what you eat that's not digested, and may be sensitive or allergic too. You may want to ask your doctor to see if you have sensitivity to corn, wheat, soy, dairy. Or nuts/peas. Your intestinal bacteria break down products that cause fermentation, increasing the production of nitrogen, hydrogen, methane, and carbon dioxide (gas). Bring in your food journal. ...Read more

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Been bloated and constipated 9 days. Laxatives are barely helping. My stomach X-ray results come in two days but what should I do for relief for now?

Opposite end: Don't wait for the x-ray, it is unlikely to show anything earth-shattering if you are not febrile / vomiting / septic. If you are generally healthy, try enema (like fleets) & follow directions. If that helps move things, may need to repeat x 1 in several hours. After moving, bottle of mag citrate will clear from above. From then on, use fiber or other stool softener to keep things moving. ...Read more

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Finding white string like matter stuck in my stool - looks like dental floss but not flat. Consistently bloated and constipated. Is it a parasite?

Finding white string like matter stuck in my stool - looks like dental floss but not flat. Consistently bloated and constipated. Is it a parasite?

Stool test: David, you should have a stool test ordered to check for parasites. These symptoms are consistent with a parasite infection, and definitely not normal. ...Read more

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Lmp on 09/20 pcos lower ab pain left side on/off since 09/27 + pregnant tests empty us bloated and constipated feeling at all times. No bleeding ectopic?

Ys must R/O ectopic: What did you gyn say? , should b able to see at least a sac in the uterus once the beat I 2000-2400 and if u also have a Progesterone level under 5 that is highly suggestive of an ectopic, if it is early an u hve no symptoms (but u have pain) sometimes im Methotrexate will work, u need to talk to your gyn asap or go to er like tonight, I you are having pain u probably need laparoscopy, . ...Read more

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I feel naseous and food in my throat after I eat, I feel bloated and constipated and I am not able to eat comfortable and I feel pressure on my back?

I feel naseous and food in my throat after I eat, I feel bloated and constipated and I am not able to eat comfortable and I feel pressure on my back?

R/O IBS With GERD: GERD: nausea/reflux/abdominal pain. IBS:bloating&constipation. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole), if symptoms persist baseline EGD. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. ...Read more

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Abdomen pain R, pressure, bloated, gassy, constipated then regular than constipated again, back pain, nauses, rib pain ; 4 months is this IBS?

Abdomen pain R, pressure, bloated, gassy, constipated then regular than constipated again, back pain, nauses, rib pain ; 4 months is this IBS?

Could be IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion which is made after normal blood count, no hidden blood in stools and normal physical exam. Suggest see the primary doc. ...Read more

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My dad had a spine surgery about three weeks ago & since then he has been vomiting, he had a stomach pain and stomach bloated and has been constipated?

This may be due to: Pain post op, less mobility post op, use of narcotic medication postop or even an ileus residual post op (bowels not fully functioning). If he had an approach thru the abdomen, this is more likely. However, a gastritis or an ulcer can also be triggered from stress of surgery & so can a gallbladder attack. He may also be dehydrating so see your surgeon. There are also several other possibilities. ...Read more

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Days I have a sore throat and it is very painful when I swallow I have been feeling dizzy all day and I am bloated and constipated what's wrong with me?

Days I have a sore throat and it is very painful when I swallow I have been feeling dizzy all day and I am bloated and constipated what's wrong with me?

Probable infection: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Freq urination, creamy d/c no burn/itch, bloated, gas, constipated, neg hpt 'til late 1st tri, breast tenderness, poss. Uterine palpations, multipara/gravida?

Freq urination, creamy d/c no burn/itch, bloated, gas, constipated, neg hpt 'til late 1st tri, breast tenderness, poss. Uterine palpations, multipara/gravida?

Very confusing. What: Jungle of phrases unconnected. No clear question stated. Please try to compose yourself and in clarifying your own thoughts better you will help us solve your particular problems. ...Read more

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Been having bacon burps without eating bacon. Bloated & constipated too. Any idea why please?

Been having bacon burps without eating bacon. Bloated & constipated too. Any idea why please?

IBS?: Burps that taste like bacon can occur a long time, several hours, after eating bacon and after eating other meat, not just bacon. The sulfur and fat likely contribute and may have an effect on the bloating and constipation, too. Likely this is a manifestation of irritable bowel syndrome. Increase water intake, fiber in diet, possibly psyllium supplements, and exercise. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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The last few months I have been gettin weird pains after period. 1 to 2 days after it finishes im bloated, constipated &stitch like pain in right side?

The last few months I have been gettin weird pains after period. 1 to 2 days after it finishes im bloated, constipated &stitch like pain in right side?

This is a somewhat: Unusual time to experience bloating/constipation/pain. These symptoms are commonly a part of the PREmenstrual symptom complex, but not so much afterward. I do suspect the right lower quadrant pain is related to GI function/constipation. Increase fiber/water in diet, consider psyllium supplements to help with constipation. I would also discuss with your doctor to decide if any tests needed. Stay well ...Read more

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Bloated constipated and nausea, can those by symptoms of pregnancy?

Bloated constipated and nausea, can those by symptoms of pregnancy?

Probably not: More likely constipation but if pregnancy is a possibility check a pregnancy test ...Read more

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Very anxious about whether or not period will come. Protected sex for 1st time used condom, pill out and plan b, but feel bloated, constipated&scared?

Very anxious about whether or not period will come. Protected sex for 1st time used condom, pill out and plan b, but feel bloated, constipated&scared?

You're not alone: Many get these feelings when they initiate intercourse. The feelings that held you back, fears you have of pregnancy, the confusion over the relationship, etc. All make this hard. What you describe places you at very low risk, if any. Your physical symptoms are more likely a response to your anxiety or other issues. ...Read more

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Bloating Or Abdominal Fullness (Definition)

Bloating or abdominal fullness ...Read more