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What can cause constipation after surgery?

What can cause constipation after surgery?

Numerous: Things depending on the surgery but most common is not enough fluids or too much caffeine and pain meds, poor diet, pain meds and reduced physical activity. You are in control of most of these and thus you can fix the problem if you are motivated. ...Read more

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I noticed there was a little spot of blood (tiny) in my toilet paper, what can cause constipation?

I noticed there was a little spot of blood (tiny) in my toilet paper, what can cause constipation?

Fat bad, fiber good: 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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What can cause sudden constipation?

What can cause sudden constipation?

Many Issues Interact: Emotions, too sedentary, dehydration, too little fiber, etc. Etc. & in combination. Intestinal muscle motion totally under nervous system control (subconscious) 24/7. Thus 1 of biggest drivers of intestinal changes is emotions expressed into intestines, e.g. “nerves”/nausea before test as child/teen. Internal control dominant. Being very physically active tends to dramatically ?? constipation. ...Read more

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Can protien cause constipation,or small amount of dairy,or ensure cause it? What foods can cause constipation?

Can protien cause constipation,or small amount of dairy,or ensure cause it? What foods can cause constipation?

Absence of fiber...: ...is probably the big issue here. But, to answer your question about foods that have a binding effect, you may want to minimize: chocolate (particularly if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome), large amounts of dairy (milk, cheese), red meat, bananas (& other high pectin foods), caffeine (particularly if you're already dehydrated). ...Read more

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What can cause bad constipation-help! should I try natural laxatives?

What can cause bad constipation-help! should I try natural laxatives?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic constipation a whole year after gallbladder removal? I have tried miralax and other laxatives, nothing is working

What can cause chronic constipation a whole year after gallbladder removal? I have tried miralax and other laxatives, nothing is working

Chronic contipation: is probably not related to gallbladder surgery. You need to see a doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Can constipation end up causing an appendicitis? If not treated, what can constipation cause?

Hemorrhoids,: diverticulosis/diverticulitis,abdominal pain,bloating,gas,diarrhea.No reason to live with constipation.Avoid repeated reliance on laxatives as this makes the condition worse.First step is to increace daily fiber.C ur Doc if not better. ...Read more

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What can cause bloating with constipation/thin stools?

What can cause bloating with constipation/thin stools?

IBS or more?: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated with abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, & among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gasiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress may contribute. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion--first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause gastrointestinal upest, constipation, diarria and flat stool?

GI upset: Well, everything, but usually not all at once. If you're having alternating diarrhea and constipation with bloating, you may have a gallbladder problem. You may have irritable bowel syndrome. This is the kind of problem that gastroenterologists (specialists in stomach and intestine problems) can help you with if your primary care doctor is still unsure after his evaluation. ...Read more

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Why? every Time I eat I get nauseous and stomach upset no diarreah no vomiting what can cause this. Little constipation gas and bloating

Why? every Time I eat I get nauseous and stomach upset no diarreah no vomiting  what can cause this. Little constipation gas and bloating

Ginger/Lemon/Honey: There are many causes of abdominal pain/cramps, some benign such as heartburn or gastroenteritis and some more serious such as infections, cancers of the colon/rectum or inflammation of the colon (Colitis) such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease. See your Doctor/Proctologist for an exam and Colonoscopy/EGD. Check with your doctor about Ginger/Lemon/Honey tea! ...Read more