Constipation refers to a difficulty or inability to pass motions comfortably. The stool may be hardened due to less water content in the body (dehydration). The person may need to strain hard to pass the stools, leading to pain, tears, fissures, and bleeding.

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Can Enema be used to pass stools in constipated patients?

Query: Hello doctor, I am constipated and I do want to pass stools but passing them is extremely painful. I took two laxative pills but they cannot work due to the fact that my stool is too hard to be passed. Tomorrow I was planning on buying an at home enema, since it is too late to go to a drug store, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should take an enema if one is not working then apply another adult enema. Applying olive oil on the anal area can help together with sitting on warm baths to help ease bowel movement. Should increase water intake. Take olive oil (1 full tablespoon) early in the ...  Read Full »

What causes constipation and white like substance in stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I am concerned about the things happening in my stomach. It got started with mild constipation. After that, I started to notice some discomfort on the left side of the abdomen. This increased my curiosity and searched the condition online. This was a huge mistake done ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from constipation. You have this problem due to diet and lifestyle. Try to increase your fluid intake, fiber intake, probiotics, and take gentle laxatives at bedtime. As you do not have these symptoms often, then you do not have a chance to have cancer...  Read Full »

How can I manage the stomach pain present below the breast on the left side?

Query: Hi doctor, I have stomach pain below the breast on the left side with difficulty in depositing waste. I also get a fever during the early morning. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from constipation. Because of it, you have stomach pain below the breast on the left side with difficulty in depositing waste. When there is constipation, the waste does not get clear entirely from the bowel. This results in bowel enlargement which put...  Read Full »

Why is there breathlessness, restlessness, and swollen stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I have breathlessness, restlessness, swollen stomach, feeling vomiting and constipation.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your health concerns and here is my advice. Swollen stomach could be due to incoming periods taking into account your age and gender, constipation or any other bowel problem, hyperacidity of the stomach. If you are constipated, then, the fecal mas...  Read Full »

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