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Can constant constipation lead to testicular pain?

Can constant constipation lead to testicular pain?

Possibly: But not likely. You should have a complete exam and particularly a testicular exam to rule out any other causes. And treat the constipation with increased fluids and fiber. If needed, you may add milk of magnesia or miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

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I always experience a bleeding hemorrhoid due to constant constipation. Is there a cure for this?

I always experience a bleeding hemorrhoid due to constant constipation. Is there a cure for this?

Colonoscopy: Have you seen a GI specialist. There may a be a cause other than classic constipation that is causing your symptoms. You may need to be scoped. If nothing is found, there are other studies that may show how your colon is functioning. A GI specialist can guide you thru this. Increasing the (bulk) fiber in your diet and newer products like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can resolve most issues of constipation. ...Read more

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Does constant constipation lead to bowel cancer?

Does constant constipation lead to bowel cancer?

No: Constipation does not cause bowel cancer. However, bowel cancer can often cause constipation, so any change in your bowel habits should prompt a discussion with your doctor, urgently if there is any bleeding. ...Read more

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My baby suffer from constant constipation, he is 7/12 old on breast feeding and just started to eat solids . I don't know what to give him ? Plz help

My baby suffer from constant constipation, he is 7/12 old on breast feeding and just started to eat solids . I don't  know what to give him ? Plz help

Breast fed kids: Breast fed infants can stool a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go it is not constipation. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. Solids like applesauce, rice cereal or bananas often slow things down & constipate a baby. Peaces, pears, & barley are less constipating. ...Read more

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I'm 12 wks pregnant with twins have migraines constantly, constipation, nausea, intense vomiting, and "accidents" and feel horrid, is this normal?

I'm 12 wks pregnant with twins have migraines constantly, constipation, nausea, intense vomiting, and "accidents" and feel horrid, is this normal?

Twin pregancies: Twin pregnancies generally have more exaggerated symptoms than single pregnancies. Increased nausea, vomiting and headaches may occur and require more intense management on occasion. Your healthcare provider should be aware of the extent of these symptoms, so he/she can prevent more serious consequences. ...Read more

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How & what makes the determination that you have IBS? Constant constipation unless taking meds & Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. Is this normal?

How & what makes the determination that you have IBS?  Constant constipation unless taking meds & Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. Is this normal?

Normal for IBS: Usually IBS diagnosis is made after normal colonoscopy and no other cause for symptoms found. Here is a website that summarizes the diagnostic criteria for IBS: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20024578 ...Read more

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