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Upper Bowel Constipation
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
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
I had constipation, now feel like bowel is full and I need to go - but nothing there!, suggestions?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Warning signs of a bowel obstruction? Is severe constipation still able to be relieved after 3-4wks w/o a bm?
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
Having ongoing serious constipation since January. There is also a hemorrhoid present. Could the hemorrhoid be causing/affecting bowel issue?
Get an apt with a Gi: You need to be seen by a gi doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
Maybe: Maybe, but generally works better for diarrhea. Can't hurt to try. ...Read more
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