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Can Constipation Cause Urinary Problems
Fiber and fluids: Simple constipation usually responds to a diet rich in fiber (bran, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables) and increased fluid intake (water is sufficient). Several significant causes of constipation other than bad diet should be investigated with the help of your doctor e.g. Hypothroidism, hirschprung's disease among others. ...Read more
Yes: Your GI tract & urinary tract are very close to each other. When there is a large volume of stool in the GI tract, it may put pressure on your bladder. This can cause the bladder to not fill completely or empty when you don't want. See your doctor if you are having these symptoms so you can work out a plan to treat both problems. ...Read more
Rarely: Severe stool impaction can cause urinary retention especially in chidren. A large hard bolus of stool can compress thethra ; even push up the bladder neck. Such patients usually need a manual stool disimpaction followed by vigorous enemas ; should consult with a gastroenterologist if they have not previously done so. ...Read more
24 years old. Diagnosed PCOS 2012. Recent months weight loss constipation urinary frequency and vomiting waiting on results. Advice?
My mother has developed urinary and fecal incontinence. Has unresolved uti's and suffered a bad bout of constipation recently. Treatable conditions?
Very likely: That she can get some help for these problems - though realistic expectations are important. She should have a consultation with a urogynecologist. Someone who specializes in complex pelvic floor problems. ...Read more
No, but common: When one is chronically constipated, bladder symptoms are common, including urinary tract infection (uti), urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urinary incontinence. Often, treating the constipation is the best way to improve bladder control. Further, urinary incontinence can be difficult to treat if constipation continues. ...Read more
A big factor..: Significant stress can change for dietary/sleep habits as well as lowering your fluid intake which can affect your gut/intestinal function, hence causing your constipation etc. Try to get stress relief, aerobic exercise, eat well, drink plenty of fluid will likely help. If not, then consult doc to check for possible thyroid problem etc. Many meds can cause such as well. Good luck. ...Read more
Weight increasing too quickly; suffering from chronic constipation. Very worried about my weight could this cause any health problems? Weight 90, 21yr
See your DR right: Away and get checked for thyroid, kidney, intestinal and adrenal gland problems. Take care! ...Read more
Unlikely but maybe.: Hormones, in general, can impact the gastrointestinal system. The natural cycle without medication can as well. It's unlikely that the NuvaRing specifically would cause costipation but if someone were susceptible, it could contribute. The fact that it is in the vagina and above the rectum would not lead to constipation. ...Read more
What to do for constipation. Have been taking medication for severe bronchial condition which might have caused this problem. Jave tried traditional remedies but nothing is working. Can you help?
Possible: Constipation is sometimes caused by illnesses which affects the motility of the entire digestive tract. However, this is unusual, and constipation is more often the result of a process affecting the colon itself rather than the rest of the intestines. A good start is to increase the amount of fiber and water intake. See your doctor if this does not help. Good luck. ...Read more
Can masturbation cause constipation? I have been having this problem for a month now, I exercise and have a very healthy diet.
No: Eat more fruits and vegetables with fiber and drink more water. More fiber- especially insoluble fiber as found in the skin of fruits and on the skin of vegetables will increase bowel traveling time. Now all you need is the fluids to help make a soft, easier to pass bowel. At least a gallon a day. ...Read more
What to do if I read that metformin causes diarrhea but I have constipation. Doe's anyone have the same problem and what do they do?
Treat the constipati: Diarrhea is a common symptom of metformin but doesn't happen to everyone. Treat the constipation by increasing water intake, sit the commode for 15-20min after each meal. If no bowel movement one day then take an enema the next morning. Add fiber in only if you are taking adequate water; see your physician about other meds that may be causing the constipation. ...Read more
Constipation: Given the significant amount of adhesions associated with Asherman`s syndrome it could absolutely cause constipation. Diarrhea would seem much less likely. Irritation of your pelvic/stomach organs can transfer onto your bowels. The best way to combat constipation is to ensure a diet high in water and fiber. Best of luck :) ...Read more
Does 20yr female masturbating 1 or 2 times a day cause constipation problem? Is it excessive masturbation? Can one masturbate during periods?
Here are some...: Did you have some recent change in diet, lifestyle, or taking medication, which are more likely related with constipation, not masturbation alone? Remember: The energy and ability among all people are not same reflecting your past including how you were born and how you have lived; so adjust to what you do to what you can, and listen to whatever your body may tell you so to act accordingly... ...Read more
My 6 year old has been having vomiting episodes that have increased to a few times a month. Has constipation problems. Cause? Have appt already set up
? Cause: Good that you have an appointment set up, preferably with a pediatric gastroenterologist, several problems can cause vomiting in this age group, gastroenteritis or stomach flu, allergies to certain foods or simply irritation, too much sweets/potato chips, and even anxiety, yes at this age, about a game or school for example, wish you luck with your doctor's visit and health for your child ...Read more
Can breastfeeding cause constipation? Have not been constipated since my pregnancy 2 years ago and normally have no problem.
Dehydration: More than likely your body might be running low on fluid volume if you are not monitoring how much you are drinking and losing a lot of fluid via breastfeeding. Dehydration can lead to constipation as your large intestin recaptures much of the fluid that makes it down that far and leaves you constipated. ...Read more
I'm having imidol antidepressant which causes constipation and since 2 days I didn't take proper dump. How can I overcome this problem?
Can constipation or eating a lot cause anxiety or worsen it? I've had stomach problems and anxiety all week. And im not even anxious about anything
Anxiety and GI: Symptoms are often related. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Anx and GI can be a cycle, like chicken and egg. You may also have a food sensitivity. Great Plains Laboratory has a good food sensitivity lab test. A gastroenterologist is the type of doc to see for GI issues and consulting w/a mental health professional can help. Please don't rely on medication alone. Peace. ...Read more
Can alesse cause digestive problems such as bloating and constipation? I've taken it for a year but am only experiencing this now. It's Just a thought
Bloating, etc.: Highly unlikely after a year of use. Please see your doctor about your tummy issues. ...Read more
If neither a colonoscopy or upper endoscopy detects a physiological problem, could the cause of constipation lie with the small bowel?
Wrong approach, Jim: There are a variety of causes of constipation. Only in a small minority of cases does endoscopy on either end show the cause. If drinking plenty of water, a stool softener, and roughage in the diet doesn't help, then it's time for a thyroid check, porphyria screen, Chagas? Dairy / cheese in diet? Meds? Pb poisoned? Functional / irritable bowel syndrome? Read up on these. ...Read more
I can go days w/o pooping cause of constipation&ive tried lots of laxatives too. Someone told me I might have intestine problems. What do I do?
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