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Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.
Eat more fiber: Eat more fiber, eat more vegetables, if you up the amount of vegetables and natural fiber you eat, you should have no problem having bowel movements. Also exercising should help. If your diet is more than 25% fresh whole vegetables, raw or cooked, and you still don't have bowel movements you might need some tests to figure out why. ...Read more
Redundant colon,candidate for elective colon resection. Linzess, miralax no help. Milk of mag or Sennokot 2-3x week helps.Use instead of surgery?
Chronic constipation: Most often, surgery is only considered as a last resort. For some people, having a bowel movement 2 to 3 times per week is normal. If you are able to achieve this using milk of magnesia, then I would not consider surgery at this time. It is always possible to have complications of surgery, and in your situation, it doesn't sound absolutely necessary. Fiber and hydration are key. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ehlersdanlos3, pregnancy , chronic gastritis/esphogitis (no hpylori) making GERD unbearable... Help ... Natural if possible. Raw cabbage juice?
40yo endo, pcos, ulcerative c. childbirth via c-section, 2 surgeries to remove endo from rectus muscle. Many meds over 15y. Hysterectomy pro and con?
Complicated Surgery: Your history of surgeries makes me worry that another surgery for you might be difficult if you have a physical exam that shows a uterus that's fairly stuck in the pelvis. If you haven't tried medical methods of care for endometriosis, I would do that first. Consider continuous pills, Depo, Lupron, (leuprolide) etc. ...Read more
No it can't: In fact is probably dangerous for subjects with ibs. Certainly dangerous for inflammatory bowel. Like mto furtherirritaqte irritable bowel syndrome. Single bowel cleanse is necessary before a colonoscopy, but can more easily be acheived by consuming GoLytely or %00 grams of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the night before. There is no scientific evidence that colon hydrotherapy helps anyone other than $ 4 the therapist. ...Read more
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, in part: Probiotics are often helpful. These are good bacteria, and i usually recommend culturelle brand, which is one capsule daily. If your ibs is diarrhea-predominant, you can try enteric coated peppermint oil capsules, 0.2 ml 3x daily. Turmeric may also help, by decreasing inflammation in the GI tract; take 300-400 mg 3x daily of a standardized extract managing stress and diet are equally important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
50 yr old female born with Hirschprung's.At 48, I had a transverse total colectomy.Still have issues w/ inflammation & gas.Would probiotics help me?
Qualified Yes: "Good bacteria" or probiotics are essential to colon health and good for the immune system. Somebody with a long medical history like yours is likely to have used a lot of antibiotics, and those devastate the good with the bad bacteria. It makes sense to restore normal bacterial flora. I cannot say whether it will resolve your complaints, but it is something to consider. Work with your doctor. ...Read more
Stools r mushy.Won't come out. Taking probiotic. Colonoscopy caused severe colon problems. Spine 's a mess.L1-l4 bad. L5 disc gone.Abdominal pain 2..?
Only if given by Dr: Laxatives are usually not used for ibs unless they are prescribed by your dr. Most laxatives work by irritating the colon to push stool out.Other laxatives work by bringing water into your colon to flush the stool out. These may cause dehydration & electrolyte problems if used improperly. Most dr suggests altering your diet & managing stress. Talk to your dr about your options, there are some meds. ...Read more
Are there any medications/ herbs/ supplements one can take to repair gut lining in cases with irritable bowel syndrome?
Many: You are correct that many with ibs have an inflamed gut lining (leaky gut syndrome). Try to find the cause- it could be due to medications, alcohol, yeast, unfriendly bacteria, parasites, food allergies etc. Once these are addressed, there are many supps that can help the gut to heal like glutamine, dgl, marshmallow root & slippery elm. See http://www.Stopleakygut.Com/healing & my comment for more. ...Read more
10cm ulcerative sigmoid bowel tumor found, disease also in s.4&5 liver plus other areas - what options pse? Aflibercept?Massive surgery, stent?
There is good chemot: There is good chemo available. It is often comined with targeted drugs like Avastin (bevacizumab) and erbitux(cetuximab)depnding on the kras mutation status of the tumor. The results of chemoa re quite good, so go for it. Aflibercept is not a particualry good drug...Certainly no better than avastin (bevacizumab). ...Read more
Loose + painful bowel movements + cramps for 7 years. 10-20 x day. Digest food very quick. Not chrons. Ibs or ceoliac. Docs stumped. Help please.?
Habba Syndrome: Here's something else to try. If you've already been through the million-dollar work-up and have no relief, consider a red herring. There is a condition that causes your symptoms that is due to excessive production and output of bile, which can act as a laxative and cause chronic diarrhea. The treatment is Cholestyramine 4gm twice daily - this will absorb the extra bile and normalize bms. Try it! ...Read more
Over 2 years post low anterir colon resection. 10 inches removed. Osmosis is 5 cm to anal verge. still have urgency and problems evacuating. lifelong?
Probably: It's likely that after two years, the symptoms aren't going away. However, dietary modification has a huge impact on bowel function, so consider making some changes to your eating patterns, like adding more fiber by replacing some meats with beans, and see if that makes a difference in your bowel function. ...Read more
65 yrs male chronic constipation, haemorrhoids, gaseous intestines,feeling bloating what is the best medicine can be used???
Constipation treat: Fiber, water, and activity on a regular basis can help keep your GI tract regular. Colace or an over the counter stool softener can also be beneficial. Occasionally people will need a laxative, senna and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) are commonly used. A colonoscopy is also usually recommended for people over 50 yo to evaluate their colons. ...Read more
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