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Why do women suffer constipation more often than men?

Why do women suffer constipation more often than men?

Constipation: Women tend to have a wider pelvis and a shorter trunk than men. They also have a more complex hormonal cycle, and give birth. They also experience menopause, which drastically alters their hormone cycle. So their anatomy, physiology predisposes women to have more problems with a redundant, floppy colon, outlet obstruction, and pelvic floor disorders. ...Read more

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Hi , I am 35 y.o men . For the 4 last day I've had constipation and my urine is much darker color . I feel weaker , and has problem with gas bloating.

Hi , I am 35 y.o men . For the 4 last day I've had constipation and my urine is much darker color . I feel weaker , and has problem with gas bloating.

Hydration: Proper hydration is critical, providing no other medical issues. Urine color may be used with the goal as being clear to light yellow. That will definitely help with the constipation also. If, in spite of increasing your water intake, you still experience a tendency to constipation please mention it to your doctor, since further work up might be needed. ...Read more

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Celiac disease and 61 year old. Constipation and "apple fat" in abdominal like in men often. Can she use lactulose 15 ml?

Celiac disease and 61 year old. Constipation and "apple fat" in abdominal like in men often. Can she use lactulose 15 ml?

Yes: Lactulose does not contain gluten but may not be the best approach to solve her constipation problem. More fiber and physical activities may work better in the long run. See a GI doctor if this is a persistent issue. ...Read more

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Im 38 year old fml (fluorometholone)..having cramping back pain constipation gas bloating nausea possible hemorrhoids. Last day of mens cycle was yesterday..no sex.

Im 38 year old fml (fluorometholone)..having cramping back pain constipation gas bloating nausea possible hemorrhoids.  Last day of mens cycle was yesterday..no sex.

Bloating/ gas/ pain: May be food intolerances, record what occurs when eat dairy, gluten soy, or try no dairy x 1 wk ,then no gluten x 1 week then no soy x 1 week, Constipation-even w/ BM can cause pain and gas, try Gas-x 1 before meals & milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) 1 tablespoon 2x/day x 4, Check stool guiac, reflux , h pylori, vaginitis ( mycoplasma even w/o sex), and ultrasound of gallbladder/ ovaries. f/u w/doc ...Read more

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Can constipation be a symptom of something worse?

Can constipation be a symptom of something worse?

Constipation: although constipation can be a sign of many illnesses, some of which can be severe problems, at age 19 it is unlikely that any serious issue is present. Initially, I would try increasing fiber in the diet, along with more fluid, and perhaps trying a fiber supplement such as Metamucil. If this does not help after several weeks, consider seeing your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Symptoms of constipation. What can I pick up in a pharmacia?

Symptoms of constipation. What can I pick up in a pharmacia?

Look to your diet: Constipation is abnormal in itself and is usually related to diet. Milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) mineral oil and similar thngs areover the counter for temporary measure, but you need to eat more vegetables and fruit.Leave the"junk" alone. ...Read more

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Is it better to treat a symptom of an illness or the cause! constipation for example.

Is it better to treat a symptom of an illness or the cause!  constipation for example.

Go for the cure!: Colonics ; purges are popular but should be avoided ; can not be recommended (see earlier healthtap answers). Use of irritant laxatives are safe for the short-term only. Fiber supplements, stool softeners, ; lavage agents like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) are safe. Rx drugs are available based on work-up of your cause of constipation. However, patients define "constipation" differently than doctors--what's your issue? ...Read more

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Is constipation a symptom of stress?

It can be: The bowel is under the control of the lower brain that is a computer. For every signal that goes from the computer to the bowel there are 9 signals that go from the bowel to the brain. All this is automatic and below conscious level. Stress is handled by the computer so it could reflect in constipation. However, i don't think that it is a usual cause. ...Read more

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