Q. I am suffering from constipation since I was 13. What is wrong with my body?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by Dr. Hemalatha
Published on Sep 09, 2019 and last reviewed on: Sep 10, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am suffering from constipation since I was 13. I always have taken medicine for that, but nothing worked, and lately, I had not taken any medication. Do you think there is something wrong with me?

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

You seem to be suffering from chronic constipation. I would advise you the following:

1. To get a thyroid function test done as hypothyroidism might be the cause behind constipation that you are having. 2. To take laxative like Lactulose in the night only when you are severely constipated. 3. To increase fiber in the diet.

If you have any further query, please ask. Thank you.


The Probable causes:

Hypothyroidism.
Constitutional.

Investigations to be done:

Thyroid profile and fasting blood sugar.

Differential diagnosis:

Hypothyroidism.

Probable diagnosis:

Chronic constipation.

Treatment plan:

Review with investigations.

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