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Diseases Caused By Constipation
Yes: The diet/medications that we use for people with stage 3 ckd can cause constipation. Use of metamucil or its generic equivalent is generally all that's needed to overcome this. However, this can worsen as the kidney disease progresses. Since the colon is responsible for up to 60% of potassium excretion in patients with advanced kidney disease, you need to work closely with your doc to avoid this. ...Read more
Unlikely: Celiac disease is secondary to damage to the lining of small intestine. Classic symptoms are diarrhea and weight loss. A small percent of patient may have constipation but not severe. Common causes of severe constipation are meds induced, diet related, not drinking enough fluids, and metabolic changes. Colonic inertia is another cause which requires a detailed workup. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have polycystic ovarian diease and every now and again I will get pains so massive I can barely move and sometimes it causes constipation. Why? :/
Not PCOS: Pcos does not cause pain. By definition pcos causes small less than 1 CM cysts not big ones which can cuase pain. I would see your primary care doctor and discuss irritable bowel syndrome. I would also discuss with an obgyn to better understand pcos and to discuss other causes of pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible that Crohn's disease and/ or colitis can cause only constipation, bloating, nausea, etc... but never diarreah?
If increased straining causes diverticular disease then why don't websites list it as a complication of constipation along with hemorrhoids?
Routinely incomplete: Primary driver diverticuli is constipation, delaying emptying (not straining) & largely subconscious. Straining just another symptom, after the fact & occasional. Many factors involved in constipation including lack of activity, low fiber (soluble fiber binds water slowing colon re-absorption), etc. Docs don't know everything, medical advice usually oversimplified/incomplete, usual human behavior! ...Read more
Diet: In most cases, constipation is related to our not eating enough dietary fiber and/or not drinking enough fluid. Try a high fiber cereal like raisin bran, all bran, or fiber one and eat 1-2 portions every day. Drink enough water. When you feel the urge, evacuate without delay to avoid training your bowel to wait and lose its awareness. ...Read more
I have stage 3 kidney disease and and used a fleet rectal enema for constipation I later found out it may cause kidney failure. Should I be worried?
Lunbar x-rays showed scoliosis, sclerosis of the factt joints 4yrs ago can this cause bladder disorders or constipation?
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