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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Overview)

Constipation is a condition in which there is infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stools. Common symptoms include passing fewer than three stools a week, straining excessively during bowel movements, and hard stools.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What is the definition or description of: constipation?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is the definition or description of: constipation?

Dyschezia: Constipation is difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more

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Constipation (Overview)

Constipation is a condition in which there is infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stools. Common symptoms include passing fewer than three stools a week, straining excessively during bowel movements, and hard stools.


Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How does constipation pain feel ?

Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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How does constipation pain feel ?

Constipation: It feels like uncomfortable pressure in your lower rectum. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Treating Constipation (Tip)

Treating Constipation

Increasing dietary fiber is good for more than treating constipation. Fiber also lowers dietary fat. ...See more

Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
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I have gastroparesis. New symptom: constipation alternating w/ diarrhea. It'll be a few days of 1, a few days of other. Gp related or something else?

Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have gastroparesis. New symptom: constipation alternating w/ diarrhea. It'll be a few days of 1, a few days of other. Gp related or something else?

GI disorder: You have gastroparesis but no medication like Reglan or propulsid! the constipation alternates with diarrhea , needs evaluation by gastroenterologist for colitis, cancer or ibs. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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My 17 y/o symptoms constipation long narrow stools light brown trouble burping pressure below left rib cage no pain. Is this colon cancer/splenomegaly?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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My 17 y/o symptoms constipation long narrow stools light brown trouble burping pressure below left rib cage no pain. Is this colon cancer/splenomegaly?

Get him SEEN!: I believe that this at least the fourth time you have asked this question. Please forgive my frankness and impatience. You need to stop asking the health care team, who cannot answer this, and do right by your son. To continue to write us when your boy needs to see a physician in real life is to do a disservice to him, to us, and to yourself. ...Read more

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Dr. Ram Reddy
Board Certified, Geriatrics
36 years in practice
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What are the signs of constipation and treatment in elderly?

Dr. Ram Reddy
Board Certified, Geriatrics
36 years in practice
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What are the signs of constipation and treatment in elderly?

Many symptoms : Elderly it could cause many symptoms including loss of appetite , abdominal pain , mental confusion , and even low grade fever ...Read more

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Dr. John Lipman
Board Certified, Radiology
31 years in practice
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What are gentle remedies for constipation?

Dr. John Lipman
Board Certified, Radiology
31 years in practice
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What are gentle remedies for constipation?

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 more

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Dr. Nabila Babar
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Dr. Emil Shakov
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
12 years in practice
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Is a anorectal manometry useful to diagnose constipation? How do I prepare for the test? How long does the test take?

Dr. Emil Shakov
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
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Is a anorectal manometry useful to diagnose constipation? How do I prepare for the test? How long does the test take?

It can be: It is one of a few tests, but more common for incontinence. Nothing to prepare for. Colonoscopy and colonic transit study and barium defocography are good tests for constipation. ...Read more

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Dr. Emil Shakov
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
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What are the best diagnostic test to find the cause of chronic constipation?

Dr. Emil Shakov
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What are the best diagnostic test to find the cause of chronic constipation?

Radio graphic: Defogram can be done to see angles in rectum. Colonic transit study. Colonoscopy. ...Read more

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