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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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My constipation gets better for about 2 days then it comes back? I cut any prducts with milk and red meat and still i get a little pain on left side

My constipation gets better for about 2 days then it comes back? I cut any prducts with milk and red meat and still i get a little pain on left side

Successful manage-: Ment of constipation requires an initial " clean-out" before MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) will work. See your primary care, or maybe a gastroenterologist. Often what's done is a plain x-ray of the abdomen & a weekend of taking go-litely, followed by at least 6 months of treatment with MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to achieve soft stools at least every other day. Long-term constipation can lead to diverticulosis & other medical problems. ...Read more

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IUD inserted yesterday. Sever cramping and constipation. I can hardly get out of bed. Normal?

IUD inserted yesterday. Sever cramping and constipation. I can hardly get out of bed. Normal?

Yes: Cramping and pain can be associated with IUD. Take Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen). This should settle down in a day or so. If not or if fever or significant bleeding let your provider know. ...Read more

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How to relieve sever constipation after drinking a bottle citroen laxative and a dose of milk of magnesium?

How to relieve sever constipation after drinking a bottle citroen laxative and a dose of milk of magnesium?

Meds and evaluation: Stool softeners and/or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) but evaluation is important to rule out metabolic issues, pelvic floor problems, adult hirschprung's disease, inflammation, GI stenosis, etc. Particularly if constipation persists. What evaluation have you undergone thus far?. ...Read more

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I am suffering from cronic constipation and i also want to gain weight so do I need to cut down protein diet and need to focus on fiber diet?

I am suffering from cronic constipation and i also want to gain weight so do I need to cut down protein diet and need to focus on fiber diet?

Good start: You need to emphasize fresh fruit and green vegetables, limit dairy, and add whole grains and nuts daily. Also need to drink plenty of water.
If constipation persists, you may need to add a motility agent like senna. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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If 0.25 mgs of cabergoline is causing side effects, is it ok to cut it in half? My prolactin is now a 5. Side effects of constipation and insomnia..

If 0.25 mgs of cabergoline is causing side
effects, is it ok to cut it in half? My prolactin is now a 5. Side effects of 
constipation and insomnia..

Already at half dose: If you're taking 0.25 twice weekly and your prolactin is 5, it couldn't have been very elevated to begin with as you're still on the starting dose. You might talk w/your doctor about stopping it and rechecking the prolactin level to see if rx is still required. If it is, try an even lower dose as your level seems easy to control. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for Hemroids and constipation? Should I cut down on red meat and bread?

What is the best remedy for Hemroids and constipation? Should I cut down on red meat and bread?

Water and high fiber: I recommend Metamucil at bedtime. Drink plenty of water and stop as much caffeine as you can. Try do keep your stools the consistency of a thick toothpaste, not watery or hard. ...Read more

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I have a sever Postpartum constipation i take colace (docusate sodium) and nothing happened .what can i do?

I have a sever Postpartum constipation i take colace (docusate sodium) and nothing happened .what can i do?

Constipation: Try a high fiber diet consisting orfruits, vegetables,nuts, figs prunes and raisins. Also eat high fiber cereal. Go easy on the milk and milk products. If diet doesn't helptry using miralax (polyethylene glycol) ...Read more

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I'm 5wks pregnant. Is it normal to have constipation/gas pain only at night? It's not sever but i'm up twice a night in the bathroom

I'm 5wks pregnant. Is it normal to have constipation/gas pain only at night? It's not sever but i'm up twice a night in the bathroom

Yes: A lot of pregnant patient are on iron or on a prenatal vitamin that contains iron and often times are constipated. When constipated you may retain more gas. You can use generic gas x (simethicone) for gas and for constipation adding fiber, metamucil, colace (docusate sodium) and other remedies are fine. ...Read more

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Menstrual issues as far as being late not regular, I'm late by 4 days have had sever cramping on night 3 gas and constipation Help negative p test ?

Menstrual issues as far as being late not regular, I'm late by 4 days have had sever cramping on night 3 gas and constipation Help negative p test ?

Hormonal imbalance: Late and irregular periods are very common in young women such as yourself. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) often results from hormonal imbalances during the menstrual cycle. Excess gas and constipation are common symptoms pre-menstrually or during a period. Regulation of hormone with oral contraceptive pills is often helpful. ...Read more

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If anus has been hurting after poop does that mean constipation? Pain long after going to restroom still burning or cut feeling. Sometimesblood. Nohem

If anus has been hurting after poop does that mean constipation? Pain long after going to restroom still burning or cut feeling. Sometimesblood. Nohem

Yes: Pain and blood as a consequence of chronic constipation. You need to modify your diet, drink 6- 8 glasses of water, increase you fibers, vegetables and fruit intake. Take some laxatives/stool softeners. If no better, you need to consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Newborn with a streak of blood in his stool. after suffering from sever constipation we switched to soy and he had a rectal exam yesterday. Thouhts?

Newborn with a streak of blood in his stool. after suffering from sever constipation we switched to soy and he had a rectal exam yesterday. Thouhts?

Almost certainly an: anal fissure, which requires no therapy. Commonly caused by both constipation and rectal examination. If constipation. gone (meaning hard stool), should resolve soon. ...Read more

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What food or medicine helps with constipation. I'm constipated and causing me sever stomach pain?

What food or medicine helps with constipation. I'm constipated and causing me sever stomach pain?

Fiber: Try otc laxatives and fiber rich foods but fiber supplements are helpful. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a good laxative. See your doctor for further evaluation- depending on your age, what the cause may be, etc. ...Read more

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I suffer from sever constipation. I had an episode yesterday. I have had little appetite, nauseous, and my lower abdomen is tender to touch since. ?

I suffer from sever constipation. I had an episode yesterday. I have had little appetite, nauseous, and my lower abdomen is tender to touch since. ?

Constipation/ abd pa: May be diverticulitis, an inflammation of a outpouching of the colonic wall. it is not uncommon in older adults who have constipation . o can be UTI. You may need antibiotics seek medical attention today ...Read more

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It is 3mon post csection.i have severe constipation.does staining during bowel causes hernia? I am scared!! Do stitches cut open.what should I avoid?

It is 3mon post csection.i have severe constipation.does staining during bowel causes hernia? I am scared!! Do stitches cut open.what should I avoid?

Very Little: Three months is the standard time for complete healing of most abdominal wall incisions (time to reach >90% of preoperative strength). Infection and re-operation through the same incision affect the healing time adversely, Diabetes, heart or vascular disease, smoking and obesity also impair the normal wound healing process. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a twisted stomach ? I am having sever stomach bloating with lots of movement in my stomach. I have had diarrhea and constipation

What are the signs of a twisted stomach ? I am having sever stomach bloating with lots of movement in my stomach. I have had diarrhea and constipation

Not twisted stomach: indigestion or irritable bowels can cause such symptoms, common, watch your diet, increase intake of fruits and vegetables, avoid sweets and caffeine and dairy as much as you can , walk often, see your doctor if you still suffer ...Read more

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Spinedolothesis s5 L1 severlower backpain sleeping no pain , standing only 1 minute sever left lower backpain also when passing stool constipation?

Spinedolothesis s5 L1 severlower backpain  sleeping no pain , standing only 1 minute sever left lower backpain  also when passing stool  constipation?

See your doc: I would strongly recommend seeing a physician. A thorough assessment including possible risk for neurologic deficit should be done immediately.. Consultation with a spine surgeon is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause sudden sever nausea + dizziness+ weakness. I take sompraz l at that time.If i take it regularly then it cause constipation & bloating?

Can GERD cause sudden sever nausea + dizziness+ weakness.
I  take sompraz l at that time.If i take it regularly then it cause constipation & bloating?

Careful, behaviors: All issues you mention, including GERD, are symptoms & can have many "causes". We are embodied souls/minds driving a complex engineered body. While symptoms are physical, causes/control may include multiple levels, including fear/anger. Sompraz-l is a proton pump inhibitor: reduces stomach secretion of HCl acid ~1000 fold (range: million fold) & side-effects you state are reported. Look further. ...Read more

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Suffer with sever constipation, my right foot little finger broken almost 15 years ago, one leg short one long, is this all because of broken foot fin?

Suffer with sever constipation, my right foot little finger broken almost 15 years ago, one leg short one long, is this all because of broken foot fin?

No relation : Your broken toe should not have any causal relationship to your constipation. I also do not feel that it will cause a leg length discrepancy . This can be congenital or even caused by muscle imbalance/tightness. You should see ur family physician or GI doctor regarding the constipation ...Read more

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Sever lower back and constipation erectile dysfunction pain in lower left colon, parianal infection normacol dupbalac not helping please need help?

Sever lower back and  constipation erectile dysfunction  pain in lower left colon, parianal infection normacol dupbalac not helping  please need help?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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My daughter who is 5 is suddenly vomiting. Can you help me? She has a slight decrease in appetite, some stomach pain but not sever and it goes away. She doesn't have a fever, nausea, or constipation. She just suddenly coughed early this morning while slee

My daughter who is 5 is suddenly vomiting. Can you help me? She has a slight decrease in appetite, some stomach pain but not sever and it goes away. She doesn't have a fever, nausea, or constipation. She just suddenly coughed early this morning while slee

Probably viral: do not panic.give her popsicles and small amount of clear fluids.make sure she is urinating.watch for more symptoms.if the abdominal pain becomes more severe and the vomiting becomes more persistent take her to an emergency room to rule out a surgical problem. ...Read more

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Depression, sever hair loss in 2 months, tired, week, constipation, red eyes, sleep paralysis, numbing sensation throughout bod what's wrong with me?

Depression, sever hair loss in 2 months, tired, week, constipation, red eyes, sleep paralysis, numbing sensation throughout bod  what's wrong with me?

Need evaluation: With these symptoms, you need a good evaluation with your primary care physician. You could have hypothyroidism or other medical causes. The sleep issues may or may not be part of this, and may warrant further investigation also. ...Read more

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I've got Crohn's disease and am trying to lose weight. I've cut out all the junk, eating nothing but nutritious food but i'm painfully constipated.

I've got Crohn's disease and am trying to lose weight. I've cut out all the junk, eating nothing but nutritious food but i'm painfully constipated.

Talk to your GI: Usually folks with crohn's disease tend to lose too much weight. The steroids that are sometimes prescribed can cause weight gain. First make sure you are getting adequate fluids. Consider MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or magnesium citrate but you must talk to your GI doctor to get their opinion as they know your bowels better than a generic doctor on this site. ...Read more

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I was getting a hair cut and a lot of hair fell in my mouth very short hair i went fine yesterday but today i feel constipated i ate a lot yesterday?

I was getting a hair cut and a lot of hair fell in my mouth very short hair i went fine yesterday but today i feel constipated i ate a lot yesterday?

Coincidental: Unless you swallowed the cuttings from your entire haircut. Increase your fluids and try a stool softener only and no laxatives. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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