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Moderate Constipation In Child
See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more
Urinary retention: Constipation makes it difficult for older people to empty their bladder. Sometimes their bowels are impacted. This elderly man may need an enema. He certainly needs a laxative. He may also have an enlarged prostate gland which makes this problem even worse. Treating the constipation may help the problem with urination. He should see his doctor. ...Read more
Should be treated: It can significantly impact toilet training. Many toddlers learn to withhold their stools, leading to encopresis. Treat now! give more water, more fiber, and encourage rewards for bowel movements. Talk to your pediatrician about the right amount of dairy for your child, because too much milk is often a factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mucous in stool: It is normal to have some mucus in stools, but if it is very noticeable for an extended time, you need to discuss this with your toddler's pediatrician. One thing, if your toddler is constipated on a daily basis, the mucus could be due to that. Mucus in the stool can be due also to infection (due to antibiotic usage?), irritable bowel or an obstruction. See the pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more
Xray for child shows moderate amount stool in her colon. Does this mean constipation even though she has daily regular soft bowel movements?
Hard to say: The kid who makes 8 oz of poo/day but empties only 7oz, will eventually become backed up. Stool that is silhouetted by small clusters of bowel gas, reveal gas production by bowel germs. If that silhouetting shows the colon to be distended, and full, it may relate to slow transit constipation. This is a common problem in kids and often takes years to resolve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Celiac disease and 61 year old. Constipation and "apple fat" in abdominal like in men often. Can she use lactulose 15 ml?
I m experiencing alternation between constipation and diarrhea, lots of gases, bloating , mucus in stool, moderate pain and straining ... Any thoughts?
My Mother is experiencing mucus in stool, nausea (severity: moderate) , constipation, vomiting, fever (severity: mild) and upper abdominal pain. ... Endoscopy and colonoscopy done and said nothing found.
Age23,female,eat veg and chicken(healthy),use psylum husk,no antidepressants,have constipation,feel it in lower back,what is the cause of constipation?
Perhaps: If you mean emotional or psychological disorders, yes. People often binge-eat or crave foods with a lot of sugar, salt, or fat when they are depressed or anxious. If you mean learning disabilities, there is no special correlation with eating poorly except for lack of nutritional knowledge and/or poor judgment or impulse control. ...Read more
About constipation ; how much stool content can our bowels hold ? In terms of very severe and chronic constipation, what would be excessive?
I had a patient: Who had so much stool in her colon that it had pressed on the major nerve to the leg and caused leg paralysis (not a good idea!). The old medical literature records the case of a man who had a neurological disease and he would take his abdomen in a wheelbarrow to a hospital for clearance once a year. Constipation is common today because of poor diet. ...Read more
Is new moderately severe constipation, with narrowed daily bm, and right and left side abdo pain with bloating , indicating IBS or gallbladder probs?
What is a common cause for moderate stool and gas build up in the ascending colon that is causing severe constipation?
Some possibilities..: In an otherwise normal, healthy, young adult, causes of gas, bloating, and stool changes may be due to dietary items. Very common is lactose intolerance, which one can figure out if the symptoms go away after avoiding ALL lactose for 3-4 weeks, and symptoms return upon drinking dairy. Eating excess fiber or eating sugar alcohols (diabetic sweeteners) cause similar symptoms. There are other causes. ...Read more