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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Is it possible for thyroid to cause constipation even if you have no other thyroid symptoms, such as fatigue or low temp?

Is it possible for thyroid to cause constipation even if you have no other thyroid symptoms, such as fatigue or low temp?

Hypothyroid: Severe low thyroid (hypothyroidism) can cause constipation - but t is very unusual for that to be the only symptom. A simple blood test (TSH) will immediately tell you if you have low thyroid function. ...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

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Causes for burning stomach with constipation burning bowel movement and fatigue.I also have bowel movement after meal.I have hick ups and gas prob to?

Causes for burning stomach with constipation burning bowel movement and fatigue.I also have bowel movement after meal.I have hick ups and gas prob to?

Burning: Too many conditions to simplify this. See a gastroeneterologist.. Some conditions are discussed at http://www.Healthhype.Com/burning-anus-rectum-burning-sensation-after-a-bowel-movement.Html. ...Read more

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Jaundice,constipation,sharp pain in stomach,nausea,tiredness,what are some possible causes,?

Jaundice,constipation,sharp pain in stomach,nausea,tiredness,what are some possible causes,?

3 most likely: With the limited info noted Sick Gall bladder or Sick Gall bladder or Sick Gall bladder See your doctor to get examined. Get tests ordered and performed to find out. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of jaundice,constipation,nausea,tiredness, sharp pain in stomach,what could be some possible causes?

See doctor: U really need to be seen! Anytime jaundice is present the gallbladder, bile ducts can be affected which can also anger u'r liver and even pancreas, or your red blood cells are being destroyed in blood vessels which will release free bile and cause the jaundice. ...Read more

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I am scared that I am imagining that I am sick. I am worried I am a hypochondriac. I complain of lethargy. Constipation. Etc. But blood panels are nor?

I am scared that I am imagining that I am sick. I am worried I am a hypochondriac. I complain of lethargy. Constipation. Etc. But blood panels are nor?

Constipation doesn't: show up on blood tests.It is usually easily treated with increasing fiber daily in diet.Lethergy can be caused by a variety of physical and emotional problems.See a good Internist to check you physically and be sure to check your Thyroid.Consider a psychological evaluation as well to help put to rest your concerns about hypochondria.Depression canals present as lethargy . Good luck.Where's Heimdal ...Read more

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Can QIGONG help with anxiety depression constant tiredness and chronic constipation?

Can QIGONG help with anxiety depression constant tiredness and chronic constipation?

Chinese qigong: is not a panacea. i don't think they exist. There is a good deal of research to support many health and psychological benefits of qigong. Check out the National Qigong Association website USA www.nqa.org The gentle movements, breathing, and meditation, in western terms, adjusts biochemistry and attitude, not to mention turning down the fight flight freeze response. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Constipation followed by diarrhoea with dark coloured blood and mucous.. Is this a sign of crohns? Fatigue & in lots of pain around naval

Constipation followed by diarrhoea with dark coloured blood and mucous.. Is this a sign of crohns? Fatigue & in lots of pain around naval

Dark bloody stool: You should go to the ER today( preferably now) . You can lose a lot of blood in stool. Can be inflammatory bowel like Crohns( pain may be lower) or bowel obstruction, or superior mesenteric artery oocculsion( usually older individuals) gastritis/ ulcer, meckels diverticulum,, diverticulitis( usually left sided pain) . Go to ER today ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more


Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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