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I have constipation. Is it due to the fact that I have a "lazy bowel"?

I have constipation. Is it due to the fact that I have a "lazy bowel"?

No: Constipation can be caused by many factors, the most common is a slow transit. The chronic use of laxatives can magnify the problem with slower transit and this is sometimes refered to as a 'lazy colon.'. ...Read more

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The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Is there any natural solution for constipation? Bowel is not emptying properly?

Is there any natural solution for constipation? Bowel is not emptying properly?

Fortunately,: Most cases of constipation can be managed "naturally." The key components of treatment include increasing fiber in the diet (whole grain/bran cereal, whole grains--brown rice, wheat, quinoa, beans/lentils and/or a fiber (psyllium) supplement and LOTS of water (at least 8-10 glasses daily). Also, daily exercise and consideration of osmotic laxatives: MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) or Milk of Magnesia. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is constipation dangerous? I will have bowel moment only once in three days. Any home remidi. I am worried.

Is constipation dangerous? I will have bowel moment only once in three days. Any home remidi. I am worried.

Dep. Severity; fluid: Matter of symptoms/severity - not just stool frequency, but also straining, incomplete evacuation, pain/cramp. Severe complications can incl bleeding and tears of colon, perhaps diverticulas and rectal tear/hemorrhoids. Increase fluids and fiber intake, review diet/meds/Thyroid (TSH)/pregnancy/diabetes w your doctor (potential gut allergies eg to milk/gluten) and consider psyllium/prunes if mild ...Read more

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What to do if I have a gross bowel problem, is there anyone who knows a lot about constipation that can help answer this?

What to do if I have a gross bowel problem, is there anyone who knows a lot about constipation that can help answer this?

Go ahead &: Ask your question. Be specific. One or more providers who have the requisite knowledge is likely to respond. ...Read more

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Can you advise for constipation/bowel problems?

Can you advise for constipation/bowel problems?

Constipation: Most importantly, drink plenty of fluids. At least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day is recommended. Add fiber to your diet such as bran, prunes and vegetables. Exercise everyday. If you continue to have a problem, add a fiber product such as Benefiber or Metamucil. ...Read more

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Are liver cycts related to extra long bowel and constipation?

Are liver cycts related to extra long bowel and constipation?

Not realy: Liver cysts for the most part are asymptomatic. Some people have pain. Long large bowel is usually consequence or has predilection for constipation. Liver cysts are usually benign lesions without relationship to issues of large bowel. Exact cause of simple liver cysts not known. ...Read more

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What causes constipation and jelly like discharge from bowel all day?

What causes constipation and jelly like discharge from bowel all day?

Irritable bowel: Your complaints only describe a few issues associated with ibs. Usually initiated by a meal and can be associated with cramping-like symptoms relieved by bowel movement, bloating, alternating stool consistency, sensation of incomplete stool elimination. Stool can have mucous, but never blood. Recommend conferring with your pcp. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between bad constipation and a bowel obstruction?

How can you tell the difference between bad constipation and a bowel obstruction?

One need immediate: Medical attention, bowel obstruction is pathological (disease) process needs medical intervention including possible surgery, dissension due to constipation is due to inability to eliminate stool, still will be able to pass flatus. ...Read more

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For the past week I have experienced what I call partial constipation. When I evacuate in the mornining bowel does come out but it still feels like so?

For the past week I have experienced what I call partial constipation. When I evacuate in the mornining bowel does come out but it still feels like so?

Incomplete: Incomplete evacuation is a common symptom in those with constipation. I would increase your fiber intake and try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) at night. If not getting better over the next week, go be evaluated. ...Read more

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Spiting blood while straining bowel. (constipation)?

Spiting blood while straining bowel. (constipation)?

Likely: Try miralax (polyethylene glycol). It has no taste. Mix one capful in 4-8 oz of any non-carbonated beverage daily. It just draws water into your colon to really make your stool softer. The goal is an easy-to-pass, long smooth stool. No rocks or hard pebbles. Chronic constipation can lead to diverticulosis or obstipation. When you feel nauseated, many times it's because stuff isn't coming out. Don't chase, prevent! ...Read more

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Stomach pain bowel spasm pain constipation?

Stomach pain bowel spasm pain constipation?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

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Can ashermans syndrome cause bowel problems like constipation or diarhhea?

Can ashermans syndrome cause bowel problems like constipation or diarhhea?

Constipation: Given the significant amount of adhesions associated with Asherman`s syndrome it could absolutely cause constipation. Diarrhea would seem much less likely. Irritation of your pelvic/stomach organs can transfer onto your bowels. The best way to combat constipation is to ensure a diet high in water and fiber. Best of luck :) ...Read more

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Warning signs of a bowel obstruction? Is severe constipation still able to be relieved after 3-4wks w/o a bm?

Warning signs of a bowel obstruction? Is severe constipation still able to be relieved after 3-4wks w/o a bm?

Normal bowel habits: In addition to seeing a doc for your impaction you need to be evaluated for other causes of bowel impaction. You might need a bowel regimen, colonoscopy and close momitoring until you get back to normal...A daily bowel movement. ...Read more

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Cold-like symptoms, and constipation. I can literally feel inflamation on the bottom of the bowel. What could this be?

Cold-like symptoms, and constipation. I can literally feel inflamation on the bottom of the bowel. What could this be?

Not sure but...: Hi wassup! I'm not sure what you mean when you say you literally feel inflammation but constipation can cause tremendous discomfort. You might try taking 3000 mg of buffered vit c every hour until you have a bowel movement- sooner or later I guarantee this will work and the high doses of vit c may help your cold too! If the feeling of inflammation persists please see a doctor to evaluate! ...Read more

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Does constant constipation lead to bowel cancer?

Does constant constipation lead to bowel cancer?

No: Constipation does not cause bowel cancer. However, bowel cancer can often cause constipation, so any change in your bowel habits should prompt a discussion with your doctor, urgently if there is any bleeding. ...Read more

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Can a gallbladder with no stones only working at 15% cause constipation? My bowel habits have changed and I'm always constipated.

Can a gallbladder with no stones only working at 15% cause constipation? My bowel habits have changed and I'm always constipated.

Not gall bladder: You should take fiber foods (see site below for info). Or you could take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. In either case drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

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Saw a dr say you can't have diarrhea and constipation at the same time on a question I saw... But can't you have both with a bowel obstruction?

Saw a dr say you can't have diarrhea and constipation at the same time on a question I saw... But can't you have both with a bowel obstruction?

Diarrhea/Constipatio: If you have bowel movement and without having abdominal pain, unlikely you have bowel obstruction. You can have severe constipation that leads to obstipation/stool impaction. Stool becomes hard at the distal end, but soft/liquid at the proximal colon. The liquid portion will leak, which resulted in diarrhea. ...Read more

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How to manage laxatives for a totally dependent lazy bowel with constipation. Diagnosed with Crohn's three months ago, meds did not help at all.

Specific Carb. Diet-: You need to start- SCD- Specific carbohydrate diet which
consists of eating only monosaccarides & total avoidance of complex carbs- polysaccharides. Read "Breaking The Vicious Cycle" by Elaine Gottschall
which will give you all the answers.
like Paleolithic diet & google & see all the testimonials. ...Read more

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Constipation so bad I have bowel obstructions constantly and I've had an soap sud enema. Could there be a tumor in my bowel way?

Constipation so bad I have bowel obstructions constantly and I've had an soap sud enema. Could there be a tumor in my bowel way?

Fred 61: You should absolutely be evaluated by your physician or a gastroenterologist with either colonoscopy or at the least flexible sigmoidoscopy if you haven't had either in the last 2-3 years. Obstructive symptoms like constipation can definitely be a warning sign that needs evaluation. Thankfully, most of the time, a tumor is not the cause but it must be ruled out ...Read more

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I'm 5 mnth preg. On monday I have constipation n then blood dripping after my bowel. Today my poop is ok but still have blood after that. Need dr advise?

I'm 5 mnth preg. On monday I have constipation n then blood dripping after my bowel. Today my poop is ok but still have blood after that. Need dr advise?

? hemorrhoid bleeding: Constipation is common in pregnancy. Blood is probably coming from vein (hemorrhoid) or tear in skin around rectum especially since stool itself is ok. See your doctor and maybe stool softener and hemorrhoid cream would help. ...Read more

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Is constipation a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: About a third of the patients I see with irritable bowel have constipation predominant symptoms. There are medications like Amitiza (lubiprostone) that can be used to treat it. ...Read more

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I have irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. Will florostor help me?

I have irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. Will florostor help me?

Maybe: Maybe, but generally works better for diarrhea. Can't hurt to try. ...Read more

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How does one have irritable bowel syndrome with constipation, what is wrong?

2 Types: There are two types of irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea predominant and alternating constipation and diarrhea. There is some kind of rhythmic muscle contraction dysregulation that causes this, but I'm not sure the specific defect. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more