Upper bowel constipation - Doctor answers

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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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Intestine (Definition)

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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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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