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I am having trouble breathing and just recently started to get swelling and numbness in my face and neck could costipation cause this to happen?

I am having trouble breathing and just recently started to get swelling and numbness in my face and neck could costipation cause this to happen?

Very worrying: You don't provide a time course for these symptoms, so I'm forced to believe they're relatively rapid in onset. Shortness of breath with facial swelling is cause for immediate evaluation in an emergency department. I recommend you seek care there now. If these symptoms have been present for days or longer, additional information may be helpful. ...Read more

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Lower back pain & exhaustion numb breast but can still feel my areola & nipples off &on bloating constipation and my side hurts like its on my bladder?

Lower back pain & exhaustion numb breast but can still feel my areola & nipples off &on bloating constipation and my side hurts like its on my bladder?

Lotsa possibilities: Your varied symptoms are not the easiest to pinpoint a diagnosis for, so it would be wise to see a doctor. Low back pain in the young can be muscle spasm or disc disease and possibly a bladder issue or severe constipation so a thorough eval by your doctor is in order. The numbness is not clear as that usually implies a nerve is pinched. The GI symptoms definitely require more detail to evaluate. ...Read more

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30yr fit male. My leg will often go completely numb when constipated combined with a feeling of inability to to empty bladder when doing a bowel movement. Is this normal? What could be the problem?

30yr fit male. My leg will often go completely numb when constipated combined with a feeling of inability to to empty bladder when doing a bowel movement. Is this normal? What could be the problem?

See answer: Constipation related to any cause is commonly associated with difficulty urination (hesitancy, poor stream, difficulty emptying, etc) especially in older men with an enlarged prostate. Numbness in leg (s) though is not common and suggests a possible underlying neurological problem (which itself can cause voiding and bowel problems) and I would recommend you see an md for evaluation. ...Read more

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Was constipated, pushed hard. Now numb buttocks, vagina, B/L legs and feet for 3 days. Possible nerve damage?

Was constipated, pushed hard. Now numb buttocks, vagina, B/L legs and feet for 3 days. Possible nerve damage?

Go to ER: The numbness in buttocks and vagina (saddle area) along with numbness in legs and feet are suggestive of an emergent condition called cauda equina syndrome. If this is the problem, it can lead to paralysis. Go to emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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Can constipation with mucous cause pain, tingling, coldness, numbness on the left side of my body from the shoulder down the leg to the foot?

Can constipation with mucous cause pain, tingling, coldness, numbness on the left side of my body from the shoulder down the leg to the foot?

Numbness w/ BM: Not usual. Did it occur during a bowel movement? Straining increases pressure in the body/head /abdomen and that can irritate nerves/ have vascular effect. Or position. If does not resolve after BM would seek medical attention immediately to check for vascular /nerve effects. If unrelated to BM could be lyme, positional, rarely MS. Drink fluids 2-3L/d eat fiber. F/U w/doc ...Read more

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Sharp pain in upper right chest started yesterday accompanied by numbness/tingling in upper right back. Possible cause (s)?

Sharp pain in upper right chest started yesterday accompanied by numbness/tingling in upper right back. Possible cause (s)?

Chest symptoms: I would suggest following up with urgent care or regular PCP soon as you need your heart and lungs to be checked
numbness and tingling in the upper extremity could be from heart disease, nerve pinching etc. ...Read more

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What causes sudden numbness?

What causes sudden numbness?

Numbness: Numbness describes tingling or a loss o sensation. The usual culprits are a lack of blood supply or damage to nerves. Numbness can also result from local tissue injury from trauma, infection or inflammation. Without more specifics, this is difficult to answer and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes facial numbness?

What causes facial numbness?

Nerve dysfunction: Somehow the nerve impulses are affected by inflammation or swelling of chemical effects. ...Read more

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What causes facial numbness?

Many causes: The face is inervated by the trigeminal nerve. Numbness can be due to problem with this nerve such as injury, infection, multiple sclerosis, tumor or compression of the nerve. The nerve starts at the pons in the brain stem and courses through the skull base to the face. Problems along the nerve can cause numbness. See your dr. And get an exam and possibly an mri. ...Read more

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Does risotto cause constipation?

Does risotto cause constipation?

Risotto: Is an italian rice dish. If you have a diet that is high in this type of carbs and is lacking in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and other sources of fiber - constipation is more likely. But risotto does not in and of itself cause constipation. ...Read more

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Can mebervine cause constipation?

Can mebervine cause constipation?

Not listed: As a side effect of this medicine. Known side effects include:
allergic or hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylactic reactions
angioedema
face edema
skin rash or rashes
urticaria ...Read more

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Could over eating cause constipation?

Could over eating cause constipation?

Overeat/Constipation: Overeating may cause constipation by increasing the intestinal waste. This may lead to improper colon function and distension of the colon possibly affecting the muscle tone and natural peristalsis or wave like motions of the intestine which propel the waste materials towards the anal opening. A well balanced diet high in fiber and water decreases constipation. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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What causes constipation and how can I treat this?

What causes constipation and how can I treat this?

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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What would cause constipation and what would be the cure?

Hard, dry poop: Constipation is caused by dry, hard stool which often becomes retained in the rectum & colon. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day). Eat 5 vegetable & 4 fruit servings per day – get that fiber in. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Stay physically active. You can also consider an otc laxative. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cronic constipation and how to clear yourself?

What are the causes of cronic constipation and how to clear yourself?

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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What causes numbness in toes?

What causes numbness in toes?

Many things: For a healthy person, probably the most common cause is a neuroma especially if it just two toes that are numb. Other causes are neuropathy for example that whih is associated with diabetes. Tight shoes such as cycling shoes or high heels are another cause. I recommend seeing a podiatrist so you can have a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Do apples cause constipation?

Do apples cause constipation?

Apples: Do not cause consolation. They actually help bowel movements. Please see doctor to determine the cause. In general, avoid binding foods like cheese and carbs. Eat high fiber foods like fruits and vegetables. Walk daily. Drink water. Peace and good health. Prunes are good. ...Read more

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Can kalms cause constipation?

Can kalms cause constipation?

Kalms: Kalms is valerian root extract used to help reduce the effects of stress. It should not cause constipation, but also won't really do anything to help with constipation in my experience. Magnesium added to this may be quite helpful. ...Read more

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Do bananas cause constipation?

Do bananas cause constipation?

They can: I often use bananas as a natural therapy in infants to firm up their runny poo. Along with pasta, apples, bread & some cheeses, these foods tend to slow the stool as it moves thru the intestines. The effect tends to be volume related, so a little may not constipate while a lot may. ...Read more

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Does beano cause constipation?

I checked quite a: Few sites ; the only side effect that was noted was rare sensitivity. Beano has 150 galu (galactosidase units) of alpha-d-galactosidase derived from aspergillus niger mold. ...Read more

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Does honey cause constipation?

Does honey cause constipation?

No: It doesn't have any effect on bowel motility. Actually, diarrhea is more likely in some people who can't process the sugars in honey. ...Read more

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Does beer cause constipations?

Does beer cause constipations?

Alcohol: Either beer, whiskey or wine and cafeine intake all dehydrate and can contribute to constipation. Cut these out and replace with 80-100 ounces of water, juices, gatorade type fluids and this should resolve. ...Read more

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Do almonds cause constipation?

Do almonds cause constipation?

Doubtful, since a: 1 oz. Serving of whole almonds (28 to 30 almonds) contains 3 g of dietary fiber. (14 % of the rda). ...Read more

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Can stress cause constipation?

Can stress cause constipation?

Stress constipation: Stress can definitely cause constipation. An anal fissure can make the constipation even worse by causing the internal sphincter to tense, which makes it hard to defacate. Pain and blood-streaked french fry- like stool results. It is painful and a vicious circle. Surgical treatment of the fissure may help as may steroid suppositories. I don't know of any psychotherapy studies on these dynamics. ...Read more

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Does rice causes constipation?

White rice: I.E. Without the cusp that contains the vitamins necessary for its processing in the body, is the major cause of thiamine deficiency disease. Constipation is often a symptom of that. ...Read more

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Does cheese cause constipation?

Constipation: Constipation refers to inability to pass stool, having to strain to pass stool, or passing hard stools. It is a function of diet, water intake, medication and lifestyle.
Many hard cheeses can contribute to constipation while soft cheese (ricotta, cottage) can cause more looser stools.
Eating cheese without sufficient fiber, fluids and fresh fruis and vegetables can contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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