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Can colon polyps cause constipation?

Can colon polyps cause constipation?

Yes: Although there are many causes of constipation including hypothyroidism, changes in bowel habits should be a case of concern. If a polyp or others mass obstructs the lumen of the bowel, it can cause constipation. To rule out obstructive causes of constipation, a colonoscopy is recommended. ...Read more

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Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


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Blocked bowels: could a polyp cause an obstruction for constipation?

Blocked bowels: could a polyp cause an obstruction for constipation?

Not likely.: I suppose it is possible if it is large enough, but polyps in general do not cause intestinal obstruction or constipation. Have your doctor look for other causes. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause the cause gerd, stomahe aches stomache polyps, constipation?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause the cause gerd,   stomahe aches stomache polyps, constipation?

Not typically: The only one of those that i would think would be due to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the constipation, since Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has a "drying" effect on the body. ...Read more

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What are that causes of bloody stool in child if there's no polyp, hemmarhoid, anal fissure, no constipation. Even child doesn't have a pain?

What are that causes of bloody stool in child if there's no polyp, hemmarhoid, anal fissure, no constipation. Even child doesn't have a pain?

Bloody stool child: Meckles diverticulum-need technesium scanning, can be food intolerances, inflammatory bowel, AVM( ateriovenous malformation), polyps would f/o pediatric gastroenterologist and allergist for food testing both skin and blood testing for food allergies. ...Read more

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I suffer migraines, nasal polyps, pain that moves round upper rear torso, heartburn, constipation, swollen ankles, eczema on feet, cold feet n hands?

I suffer migraines, nasal polyps, pain that moves round upper rear torso, heartburn, constipation, swollen ankles, eczema on feet, cold feet n hands?

Many Problems: With all the problems you have, it might be best to see your primary care physician. He or she will be able to first examine you and then prescribe appropriate medications for each of your complaints. Don't let it go . . ...Read more

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Had a sessile serrated polyp in acending colon 2 years ago removed at 27 years old, if I fixed my chronic constipation could I decrease CA chance?

Had a sessile serrated polyp in acending colon 2 years ago removed at 27 years old, if I fixed my chronic constipation could I decrease CA chance?

Potentially: High fiber diet has been linked to lower rates of colon cancers based on epidemiologic studies. Even if it doesn't decrease your cancer risk, having soft bowel movements also reduces your risk for developing hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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I feel full all the time. Always bloated and I have chronic constipation. i have a skin rash developing and other symptoms. polyp removed 2 yrs ago. ?

I feel full all the time. Always bloated and I have chronic constipation. i have a skin rash developing and other symptoms. polyp removed 2 yrs ago. ?

Skin rash-bloating: Many possibilities. Have you been troubled with constipation most of your life? Are you on any medicines? Please describe skin rash and is it itchy? Need much more info to help you. ...Read more

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What kind of problems can arise from dealing with constipation and hemorrhoids for about a year? Polyps, cancer...? Appt soon. 26 yo woman

What kind of problems can arise from dealing with constipation and hemorrhoids for about a year? Polyps, cancer...?  Appt soon. 26 yo woman

Anemia: At your age, the blood loss from hemorrhoids, in additional to menstrual blood loss would predispose your to getting iron deficiency anemia. When you see your doctor discuss it with her/him. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more