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Can You Die From Constipation
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Choices: There are number of things that can gently ease constipation. Hydration (fluids) first. Next adding fiber to your diet. Certain foods can help (exs. Prune juice, black coffee, smooth moving teas, certain probiotics).There are stool softeneres which can help (colace) and there are also oral laxatives (ex. Milk of magnesia). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Chronic constipation (obstipation) can cause dilation of bowel, rarely can cause an ulcer in bowel, rarely can cause perforation, which could lead to death. Some conditions that cause severe constipation might be severe enough (if untreated) to cause death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare but yes...: Severe constipation can rarely cause hard, dry stool to erode through the colon wall. Peritonitis can occur, and death is a possibility. Having said that, most people's constipation will never become that extreme. Drink lots of water and increase your fiber intake- psyllium is a good fiber supplement. And see your doctor for help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a doctor appt for tomorrow due to constipation. I've been constipated for 10 days! i feel bloated and kinda "blah" will i die?
Constipation: Not likely but treatment needed cause identified. Dehydration, low potassium high calcium, thyroid disease, opioid analgesics. If all else ok pick up water intake fiber good and keep your doctors appointment. Even if you move bowels appropriate to find cause to prevent next event. ...Read more
No: People do not die from an anal fissure. Constipation can be treated with more fruits and vegetables in the diet. There are over the counter fiber supplements as well. In order for the fiber to be effective, you need to have a good intake of fluids as well, at least 50-60 ounces of fluid a day. ...Read more
Can a 17 year old get colon cancer because i'm scared to death and I am showing symptoms. Such as constipation and change of bowel movements i go less?
Colon ca: although it can happen, but it's unlikely that constipation and change in BM in a 17 year old person is caused by cancer. other things like infections,or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) , celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome are more likely to be the case than cancer. colon cancer can happen in 30-40 yr old especially if FAP present or long standing IBD,celiac dz.. d/w your MD in detail ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was constipated i've re leave it i wanted to know would a tuna sandwich with tomatoes and lettuce onions black olives mayo be gd for die gusting?
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