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What happens if I leave my constipation untreated?

What happens if I leave my constipation untreated?

Constipation: At minimum, you should see a doctor and have a colonoscopy. If this test is normal, then the question is what exactly are your symptoms, and what is the frequency, severity, and impact on function of these symptoms. If constipation cause you to not eat, lose weight, and become ill, or if you cannot work or function socially because of these, it should be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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What will happen if my anemia is left untreated?

What will happen if my anemia is left untreated?

Depends: What is the cause of your anemia? This is the most important question. And how severe is your anemia? Is it progressively worsening? If your anemia is mild and due to iron deficiency related to menstrual bleeding, then you may not have much problem. But if your anemia is severe, and due to kidney problem, bone marrow problem, GI bleeding or cancer, it can be life threatening! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my left eye leaks, it looks like I'm crying all the time. how can I make it stop?

What do you suggest if my left eye leaks, it looks like I'm crying all the time. how can I make it stop?

Reflex tearing: Is often due to drying out of tear film (due to instability of tear film, abnormal tear components: mucin, lipid, or aqueous) or conjunctivalchalasis (irregular conjunctival surface makes tears unstable or evaborate too quickly). Start with warm compresses, lid hygiene, diluted tea tree oil, & nonpreserved artifical tears 4x/day: see eyedoco2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Is it bad having diarreah lately ? I have months wih it ...what can happen to me if i don't go to the doctor ?

Is it bad having diarreah lately ?  I have months wih it ...what can happen to me if i don't go to the doctor ?

See a doctor: Generally diarrhea is a self limited illness. Chronic diarrhea is defined as having loose stools for greater than 3 weeks. If you have been having diarrhea for months then it is best to see a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I masturbate daily. If i wont do for 3 days i ll get severe pain in left testis. Pain releives only after i masturbate. What might be the problem?

I masturbate daily. If i wont do for 3 days i ll get severe pain in left testis. Pain releives only after i masturbate.  What might be the problem?

Vascular congestion.: Testicles can be sensitive to blood flow. When aroused, blood accumulates in the testicles and the testicles swell. If there is no orgasm the retained blood can cause discomfort which will eventually resolve. ...Read more

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I hit my left ear and now it hurts when i burp or hiccup. Is it absolutely necessary for me to go see a doctor and what will happen if I leave it alon?

I hit my left ear and now it hurts when i burp or hiccup. Is it absolutely necessary for me to go see a doctor and what will happen if I leave it alon?

Possible perforation: You most likely irritated your ear canal and/or tympanic membrane. When you burp or hiccup you valsalva which increases pressure in your eustachian tubes, and may increase pain to irritated ear. There is a small chance that you could have perforated your tympanic membrane. If any blood or discharge or decreased hearing, see a clinician asap. Otherwise, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 21 years old and I rarely ever drink. But when I do I get a severe soreness in my lower left side of my back.Can you tell me why or what it is?

Hi I'm 21 years old and I rarely ever drink. But when I do I get a severe soreness in my lower left side of my back.Can you tell me why or what it is?

Need more info : I'm not sure why you have that low back pain, but it's certainly not your kidneys, if that's your worry. More likely it's from muscle strain; but I don't know what your infrequent drinking has to do with it unless you can give more information. See your clinician for a more detailed evaluation & explanation. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I m suffering from corn on my feet please tell me what should I do and whenever it becomes large i used to cut it with the blade?

I m suffering from corn on my feet please tell me what should I do and whenever it becomes large i used to cut it with the blade?

See a podiatrist: Corns are callouses on the toes and are caused mainly by shoe irritation over a period of time. They can just be trimmed by a podiatrist, but will usually come back. The real cause is bony enlargement or malpositioning of the toe. There is a real simple surgery to smooth off the underlying bone and the corn should go away permanently. You can also have your shoes stretched or wear wider shoes. ...Read more

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When shud i go 2 dr if i think my appendix is hurting? Symtoms? How do I kno if its just gas bubble or something worse? It is on the right side

When shud i go 2 dr if i think my appendix is hurting? Symtoms? How do I kno if its just gas bubble or something worse? It is on the right side

If pain is severe.: The pain is usually on the right side of the abdomen, often in the lower portion of the abdomen, although it can be variable. If it is sore to touch that area, i would recommend having it evaluated, probably in the emergency room. ...Read more

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What will happen if my anemia goes untreated?

What will happen if my anemia goes untreated?

Address this, Anemia: Is an hematocrit outside the normative values for age and sex. Why the anemia is present is another matter, and requires investigation then correction. Failure to do so can have immediate and long term consequences. In the near term, you will likely tire easily, have headaches and difficulty staying on task. In the long term, anemia makes heart work harder than needed and can impair congnition. ...Read more

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What does 9.50 on cat-scan mean when my appendix is inflamed how much time do I have before it ruptures I have mild symptoms. ?

What does 9.50 on cat-scan mean when my appendix is inflamed how much time do I have before it ruptures I have mild symptoms. ?

Time of symptoms: Appendix is enlarged at 9.5 mm in diameter.If inflammed significantly perforation can occur.Risk of perforation 36 hours after the onset of symptoms is at least 15%. most frequent complication of appendicitis is perforation. Perforation of appendix cause peri-appendiceal abscess or diffuse peritonitis (infection of entire lining of abdomen) Major reason for appendiceal perforation is delayed dx. ...Read more

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I have chronic throat-clearing. It happens throughout the day but worsens after I eat- doesn't matter what I eat. How do I get rid of this/what is it?

I have chronic throat-clearing. It happens throughout the day but worsens after I eat- doesn't matter what I eat. How do I get rid of this/what is it?

If progressive...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance pH testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more

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How can I poop eaiser if I have a boil besides my anal for almost 6 days and it really hurts when i go to the bathroom?

How can I poop eaiser if I have a boil besides my anal for almost 6 days and it really hurts when i go to the bathroom?

If it has been: There for 6 days and havent ruptured you need an incision and drainage. Taking warm soaks will help with discomfort and may break it open. Once the pressure is released you should feel better. Take a stool softener to avoid a hard bm. I would recommend going to the er or an urgent care ctr. ...Read more

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What to do if I have johnson's baby oil in my bathroom, and i was wondering if it can cure back acne?

What to do if I have johnson's baby oil in my bathroom, and i was wondering if it can cure back acne?

Won't work: Acne on the trunk usually requires both systemic and topical treatment. Get with your physician and stop neglecting this problem. ...Read more

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Why does Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) make you cry? I have had a hemorrhoid for 3 months what happens if i just leave it and don't get it checked?

Why does Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) make you cry? I have had a hemorrhoid for 3 months what happens if i just leave it and don't get it checked?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ; hemorroids: Funny how a headshrinker has to know about the other end. Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) used for adhd increases norepinephrine and Dopamine which can make someone more anxious (thus tearful) but also cause constipation (and potentially hemorrhoids). Untreated, hemorrhoids can bleed and contribute to anemia and fatigue. More fiber and water esp while on stimulants is in order. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm in my early 20's and I have fecal incontinence. how do I fix it?

What to do if I'm in my early 20's and I have fecal incontinence. how do I fix it?

See a doctor: I would follow up with a urogynecologist or colorectal surgeon for a full evaluation. Fecal incontinence can occur because of damage to the sphincter muscle or from nerve disorder. In the meantime, try increasing fiber in diet or with supplements. Sometimes a more firm stool is easier to hold in. Look for Butterfly pad at Target or Walmart, pad made for fecal incont. ...Read more

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My pilonidial abcesse is about too burst! If i go too the ER will they drain it that day? Or do i have too do it my self? Till i get the operation

My pilonidial abcesse is about too burst! If i go too the ER will they drain it that day? Or do i have too do it my self? Till i get the operation

Drain In ED: the emergency department physician will drain it, and refer you to a surgeon for further management, unless there is something else complicating your case. ...Read more

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Hello dr.please tell what can i do for getting pregnant?i have a cyst in left ovary it cause pain sometimes.is it dangerous?

Hello dr.please tell what can i do for getting pregnant?i have a cyst in left ovary it cause pain sometimes.is it dangerous?

Usually resolve: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more