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Why do women suffer constipation more often than men?

Why do women suffer constipation more often than men?

Constipation: Women tend to have a wider pelvis and a shorter trunk than men. They also have a more complex hormonal cycle, and give birth.
They also experience menopause, which drastically alters their hormone cycle.
So their anatomy, physiology predisposes women to have more problems with a redundant, floppy colon, outlet obstruction, and pelvic floor disorders. ...Read more

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45 years old man suffers from constipation n rectal bleeding approx 8 9 drops. After stool. On usg there is rectal wall thickening. Wht is probable dx?

45 years old man suffers from constipation n rectal bleeding approx 8 9 drops. After stool. On usg there is rectal wall thickening. Wht is probable dx?

Rectal wall thickeni: Hope usg means ultra sonogram. 45 y m with rectal bleed, constipation and rectal wall thickening needs lab cea, ct scan, colonoscopy with biopsy to r/o proctitis, u. Colitis. Crohn's disease and cancer. See your doctor. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 35 y.o men. For the 4 last day I've had constipation and my urine is much darker color. I feel weaker, and has problem with gas bloating.

Hi, I am 35 y.o men. For the 4 last day I've had constipation and my urine is much darker color. I feel weaker, and has problem with gas bloating.

Hydration: Proper hydration is critical, providing no other medical issues. Urine color may be used with the goal as being clear to light yellow. That will definitely help with the constipation also. If, in spite of increasing your water intake, you still experience a tendency to constipation please mention it to your doctor, since further work up might be needed. ...Read more

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Celiac disease and 61 year old. Constipation and "apple fat" in abdominal like in men often. Can she use lactulose 15 ml?

Celiac disease and 61 year old. Constipation and "apple fat" in abdominal like in men often. Can she use lactulose 15 ml?

Yes: Lactulose does not contain gluten but may not be the best approach to solve her constipation problem. More fiber and physical activities may work better in the long run. See a GI doctor if this is a persistent issue. ...Read more

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I'm 38 year old fml (fluorometholone). having cramping back pain constipation gas bloating nausea possible hemorrhoids. Last day of mens cycle was yesterday. No sex.

I'm 38 year old fml (fluorometholone). having cramping back pain constipation gas bloating nausea possible hemorrhoids. Last day of mens cycle was yesterday. No sex.

Bloating/ gas/ pain: May be food intolerances, record what occurs when eat dairy, gluten soy, or try no dairy x 1 wk, then no gluten x 1 week then no soy x 1 week, Constipation-even w/ BM can cause pain and gas, try Gas-x 1 before meals & milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) 1 tablespoon 2x/day x 4, Check stool guiac, reflux, h pylori, vaginitis (mycoplasma even w/o sex), and ultrasound of gallbladder/ ovaries. F/u w/doc ...Read more

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I suffer with constipation. What can I do?

I suffer with constipation. What can I do?

Change diet.: Constipation is often associated with poor diet and lack of exercise. A diet high in fiber and rich in fruits and vegetables is important. It is also important to drink at least 64 ounces of water daily and get regular aerobic exercise. A good probiotic to help replenish good gut bacteria is also beneficial for digestive health. If with these changes constipation is problematic, seek medical help. ...Read more

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I suffer from constipation what should it do? It really disturbs me.

I suffer from constipation what should it do? It really disturbs me.

Get it evaluated: First of all, make sure that are no other causes for it. I would suggest you discuss this with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I frequently suffer from constipation. Is this a sign of something more serious?

I frequently suffer from constipation. Is this a sign of something more serious?

Depends: Constipation is common. A person's diet, activity, physical and emotional well being can all have an affect on the digestive tract. There is also variation of what is "normal" and it is not "necessary" to go everyday. Red flags include age over 50, bleeding, family history of colon cancer and abdominal pain that is severe. ...Read more

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A woman delivered from 3 months. And from that time till now she is suffering from constipation.! what is the solution?

A woman delivered from 3 months. And from that time till now she is suffering from constipation.! what is the solution?

Use Usual Physiology: Age & many other issues important, yet not stated. If constipation belief correct, ensure not dehydrated, increase intake of materials poorly digested, not absorbed & bind water; e.g. Soluble fiber, dried prunes (have some sugars we cannot digest), enough to work and especially dramatically increase physical activity, walking, running, etc., again enough to work. ...Read more

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Why do diabetic people suffer from constipation?

Why do diabetic people suffer from constipation?

Most likely: Hi. Let's assume you're talking about type 2 diabetes, the most common type and the one related to unhealthy lifestyle. Americans eat terribly. Whole grains replaced by white flour. Fruits & veggies replaced by junk food. Way less fiber in diet = constipation. Live healthy. Increase fiber & drink plenty of fluids. If constipation persists, see your doctor. You might have a medical reason for const ...Read more

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I suffer from severe constipation once in a week?

I suffer from severe constipation once in a week?

Fiber and water: Drink more water and eat more fiber, or add metamucil or similar fiber supplement. If getting worse see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do gastroparesis patients often suffer from constipation?

Why do gastroparesis patients often suffer from constipation?

Same mechanism: The whole GI system is slow, involving stomach and bowel.

Discuss with your doc why and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Will I always be suffer from constipation during my pregnancy?

Possibly: During pregnancy it is very common to become constipated. Certain stool softeners are harmless and can be taken during pregnancy. Talk to your OB/GYN ...Read more

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My three year old suffer from constipation. What can I do?

My three year old suffer from constipation. What can I do?

Diet: Modify your child' s diet by increasing fruits and vegetables and decrease milk and milk products. Increase fiber with high fibered cereals, raisins, figs, dates prunes and nuts. ...Read more

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I have suffered from chronic constipation for five years now and I am only 18. Can someone help?

I have suffered from chronic constipation for five years now and I am only 18. Can someone help?

Not on here: You need to sit and discuss with a doctor. Not able to help something like this on this type of forum.

Consider starting with a gastroenterologist or colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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I am struggling with my weight at the moment but every time I go on a diet, I suffer from constipation. What can I do?

I am struggling with my weight at the moment but every time I go on a diet, I suffer from constipation. What can I do?

Quite a bit: Fiber can help your intestines hold on to enough fluid to keep your stool soft. Fiber also helps people feel full, and, since it isn't absorbed, adds no calories. Many fresh fruits & veggies, and whole grains are high in fiber. Drinking plenty of water will also help - aim for 2 liters per day while you're dieting. Finally exercise helps stimulate the bowels to keep things moving on the inside. ...Read more

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