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Severe constipation after gastroenteritis, help?

Severe constipation after gastroenteritis, help?

Constipation: Start over the counter stool softeners. If it's getting worse and not getting better you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain with chronic diarrhea, several mis-diagnosis'?

Severe abdominal pain with chronic diarrhea, several mis-diagnosis'?

See details: The causes are many including ibs, celiac disease, lactose intolerance and inflammatory bowel disease. The only reasonable advice is to speak with a gastroenterologist or seek a 2nd one if you have already seen one previously. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause severe heartburn?

Can constipation cause severe heartburn?

Not really: constipation refersto difficulty in the large intestine: heartburn refer to stomach lining irriation from gastric acid or reflux ( GERD). ...Read more

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Could laxatives cause severe abdominal pain?

Yes: Cramping abdominal pains or pressure feelings can occur. See a doctor if they get worse or associated with a lot of vomiting. If there is a bowel obstruction from internal adhesions from past surgery, then laxatives can be the wrong thing to take without a doctor's direction. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause chronic severe constipation instead of diarrhea?

Can celiac disease cause chronic severe constipation instead of diarrhea?

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

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Can severe anemia cause constipation?

Can severe anemia cause constipation?

No, but look further: Severe anemia is an unlikely cause for constipation and vice versa. Anemia and constipation can both be caused by cancer of the colon, however, so the greatest concern should be their occurring together, but not one actually causing the other. Further studies should be pursued when anemia and constipation show up at about the same time. ...Read more

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Can severe, chronic constipation cause headaches and malaise?

Can severe, chronic constipation cause headaches and malaise?

YES: There are many theories about why...("retained toxins from bowel etc etc) but none adequately explain the phenomenon ....headaches/malaise definitely accompany Irritable Bowel Syndrome Type C (Constipation) Discuss these symptoms with your Gastroenterologist Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can severe constipation cause vomiting, dizzy and. Weakness?

Can severe constipation cause vomiting, dizzy and. Weakness?

NOT cause and effect: But all related to lousy diet, especially all the sweet stuff. It results in deficiency of vitamin b and magnesium. ...Read more

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Can indigestion cause moderate or severe abdominal pain?

No.: Indigestion and abdominal pain are both symptoms that can be associated with many different abdominal diseases. I recommend that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. They can take a thorough history, perform a physical exam, and order appropriate tests to determine the cause of these symptoms and treat them. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain associated with bowel movement alternating constipation and diarrhea anxiety insomnia weight and apatite loss whats wrong?

Severe abdominal pain associated with bowel movement alternating constipation and diarrhea anxiety insomnia weight and apatite loss whats wrong?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome is likely. Chronic anxiety is complicating the issue. Try to identify offending foods. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you and give dietary advice(ex. Fodmap diet) and/or medication. See a psychologist or psychiatrist for stress management. Medication may also be prescribed for short term help. ...Read more

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Could diverticulosis cause severe stomach cramps?

Could diverticulosis cause severe stomach cramps?

Diverticulosis, no.: Diverticulosis should not cause any symptoms you'd notice day to day. Diverticulitis, an infection of the diverticuli, could cause bad stomach cramps along with fever and diarrhea. If your symptoms are in between these two extremes, then maybe something else is causing them. ...Read more

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What could cause severe diarrhea?

What could cause severe diarrhea?

Gastroenteritis: The most common cause is a virus. There are also some other causes, such as food poisoning, colitis, and other infections. If there is blood in your stool, or you become dehydrated, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe rectal pain during bowel movement causing weakness shaking?

Severe rectal pain during bowel movement causing weakness shaking?

Fissure: Severe anal pain caused by a bm which persists after is usually a fissure. ...Read more

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What causes bouts of alternating constipation and diarrhea?

What causes bouts of alternating constipation and diarrhea?

At your age..: At your age a colon mass tops the list. Medication food follows next. ...Read more

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Can severe bowel straining cause kidney problem?

See below: Not likely, kidneys are outside the peritoneum, ie the covering of intestines. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation in toddlar?

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 more

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Severe rectal pain during bowel movement causing fainting. What condition is this?

Severe rectal pain during bowel movement causing fainting. What condition is this?

Defecation syncope,: Is what you are describing. Significant vagal nerve stimulus from painful defecation or heavy bearing down. This is due to the Insulin resistance syndrome, get checked for this and follow a low-glycemic index diet and get frequent, aerobic exercise. But why so much pain with defecation? You need to see a gastroenterologist to figure this part of it out. ...Read more