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What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

What is the most popular way to fix constipation problems?

Fiber and fluids: Simple constipation usually responds to a diet rich in fiber (bran, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables) and increased fluid intake (water is sufficient). Several significant causes of constipation other than bad diet should be investigated with the help of your doctor e.g. Hypothroidism, hirschprung's disease among others. ...Read more

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What health problems can constipation cause?

What health problems can constipation cause?

Constipation: Chronic constipation can cause hemorrhoids as well as diverticulosis . Diverticulosis can become infected diverticulitis and lead to perforation abscess and life threatening intrabdominal sepsis. Diverticulosis can also cause life threatening hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Is it possible for constipation to cause urinary problems?

Is it possible for constipation to cause urinary problems?

Yes: Your GI tract & urinary tract are very close to each other. When there is a large volume of stool in the GI tract, it may put pressure on your bladder. This can cause the bladder to not fill completely or empty when you don't want. See your doctor if you are having these symptoms so you can work out a plan to treat both problems. ...Read more

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Can constipation be caused through high stress? I've never had such a problem before :(

Can constipation be caused through high stress? I've never had such a problem before :(

A big factor..: Significant stress can change for dietary/sleep habits as well as lowering your fluid intake which can affect your gut/intestinal function, hence causing your constipation etc..Try to get stress relief, aerobic exercise, eat well, drink plenty of fluid will likely help. If not, then consult doc to check for possible thyroid problem etc..Many meds can cause such as well..Good luck. ...Read more

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Does the nuvaring cause constipation or problems going to the bathroom ?

Unlikely but maybe.: Hormones, in general, can impact the gastrointestinal system. The natural cycle without medication can as well. It's unlikely that the NuvaRing specifically would cause costipation but if someone were susceptible, it could contribute. The fact that it is in the vagina and above the rectum would not lead to constipation. ...Read more

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Is constipation ever caused by small intestinal problems?

Is constipation ever caused by small intestinal problems?

Possible: Constipation is sometimes caused by illnesses which affects the motility of the entire digestive tract. However, this is unusual, and constipation is more often the result of a process affecting the colon itself rather than the rest of the intestines. A good start is to increase the amount of fiber and water intake. See your doctor if this does not help. Good luck. ...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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Can masturbation cause constipation ? I have been having this problem for a month now, i exercise and have a very healthy diet.

Can masturbation cause constipation ?
I have been having this problem for a month now, i exercise and have a very healthy diet.

No: eat more fruits and vegetables with fiber and drink more water. More fiber- especially insoluble fiber as found in the skin of fruits and on the skin of vegetables will increase bowel traveling time. Now all you need is the fluids to help make a soft , easier to pass bowel. At least a gallon a day. ...Read more

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