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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Can constipation for 5-7 days cause symptoms such as headache, dizziness, fatigue, bloading, and just a weird overall feeling?

Can constipation for 5-7 days cause symptoms such as headache, dizziness, fatigue, bloading, and just a weird overall feeling?

Yes it can: The body can react to physiological stress with toxic reaction. Patients prone to constipation can have severe autonomic reaction including hypertension, headaches, migraines, fainting spells, and even seizure like events. These may be severe is cases with spinal cord injury or in children with cerebral palsy. A "normal" person may have similar symptoms in an acute case of severe constipation. ...Read more

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I have an 8 CM ovarian cyst on my right ovary. Could this be the cause of my constipation and fatigue? Should i get it removed or can I wait it out?

I have an 8 CM ovarian cyst on my right ovary. Could this be the cause of my constipation and fatigue? Should i get it removed or can I wait it out?

2 different question: NO not the cause of your bowel problems. Secondly a cyst that size is usually removed to rule out malignancy, but you need to consult with your gyne what the u/s said about the morphology ...Read more

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What causes abd distention, excess hunger even w/constipation despite high fiber/fluid intake. Usually painless but extreme fatigue. No obstruction.

What causes abd distention, excess hunger even w/constipation despite high fiber/fluid intake. Usually painless but extreme fatigue.  No obstruction.

Start w/ evaluation: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloating ; many are not due to the GI tract. Bowel "problems" often accompany GI disorders--whether functional or "organic." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. "extreme fatigue" is quite concerning--thyroid, depression? See doctor. ...Read more

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Can a stomach virus cause constipation, fatigue, chills, nausea, lightheadedness?

Can a stomach virus cause constipation, fatigue, chills, nausea, lightheadedness?

All except: Constipation is unusual for a stomach bug, usually you get diarrhea. I would look for other causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Could lymphoma cause constipation, one swollen lymph node, low grade fever, severe fatigue and excessive sweating?

Could lymphoma cause constipation, one swollen lymph node, low grade fever, severe fatigue and excessive sweating?

Diagnosis, symptoms: Symptoms alone can not be helpful to make a diagnosis of lymphoma, Physical examination to assess the size of the lymph node, tests to check the rest of the body and a biopsy of an enlarged lymph node, all put together, help us to make a diagnosis. You need to go to a doctor for examination if you are concerned about your symptoms(if these are progressively getting worse) ...Read more

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What could cause chronic (2-7 years): coughing, swollen left lymph node, headaches, constipation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, "brain fog"?

What could cause chronic (2-7 years): coughing, swollen left lymph node, headaches, constipation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, "brain fog"?

GERD: Gastro esophageal reflux disease associated with constipation. Change diet, avoid spicy , fried, citrus food, white chocolate peanut. Coffee soda condiments. Over the counter antacid twice a day, sleep inclined , avoid late dinner, eat small meals and chew your food very well. What to eat ? High fiber green vegetable beans lentils. Drink more water. Use laxative like metamucil twice a day . I. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more