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What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

What is the most popular way to fix constipation 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

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Is it possible for constipation to cause urinary problems?

Is it possible for constipation to cause urinary problems?

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

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Constipation with urinary problems? Are the two related?

Constipation with urinary problems? Are the two related?

Yes: Retention of stool often balloons the area of the intestine near the bladder and can physically slow the emptying of urine from kidney to bladder. I have kids whose bed wetting never resolves until they conquer their constipation. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause urinary retention?

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

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Can constipation cause urinary retention?

Can constipation cause urinary retention?

Yes: Sometimes there is enough stool in the colon and the bowel becomes enlarged enough so that it can mechanically obstruct the outflow of the urinary tract/bladder. Work to keep stool soft and formed with generous daily water intake, dietary fiber and exercise:) ...Read more

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What could cause suddenly urinary retention in a 16 year old female? Could constipation or uti?

What could cause suddenly urinary retention in a 16 year old female?  Could constipation or uti?

Medication reaction : Acute urinary retention in a teenager is most often a drug effect. Constipation or UTI would more likely cause urgency, frequency or dribbling. Inability to urinate at all should be dealt with immediately and handled by a qualified specialist. ...Read more

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My mother has developed urinary and fecal incontinence. Has unresolved uti's and suffered a bad bout of constipation recently. Treatable conditions?

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

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Is urinary incontinence normal if someone is constipated?

Is urinary incontinence normal if someone is constipated?

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

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