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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I frequently have diarrhea and constipation, will there be any chances of colon cancer?
Query: Hi doctor, Here are my symptoms: I would associate chronic dull left side pain for years with my endometriosis, so I did not think much of it. I have normal stools on some days mixed with constipation and diarrhea on other days. I am taking Vesicare, which causes constipation, and contributed to m... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and colorectal carcinoma are two extremes of the spectrum of the GI (gastrointestinal) diseases. The former is functional non-serious, while the latter is a severe condition. However, it is not only the type of symptoms, which m... Read Full »
Why has my constipation problem worsened during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old, and currently, I am pregnant. I have had constipation issues since birth, but with pregnancy, it has got worsen. In the beginning, I go every few days, but it will be super uncomfortable if it was more than three days. I have a super bloated, sick feeling. So I woul... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have constipation since birth, there is a possibility of Hirschsprung disease. Second, you might have functional constipation or pelvic dyssynergia. The latter is most likely. The pelvic dyssynergia is basically an incardinated mechanism of passing stool. T... Read Full »
How to get rid of symptoms of IBS-C?
Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from IBS-C. It got started four months back. I had severe stomach cramps, bloating, constipation and gas. I stopped taking gluten and dairy products in my diet. I started taking probiotics, oats, chia seeds, and all sorts of tea to have some relief. Before a month, I waked up ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a problem with the defecation or popping mechanism. It is called dyssynergic defecation or obstructive constipation. In this condition, the muscle responsible for the passage of stools works in a quite bizarre and uncoordinated manner. You have a less l... Read Full »
Why does the bottom part of my abdomen hurt, and I am not able to poop?
Query: Hello doctor, The bottom part of my abdomen hurts, and I cannot pass stools. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very upset about your problem. It seems that you have a defecation disorder, which is difficulty in passing stools. It can occur to anybody, but common among individuals who have difficulty learning the art of passing stools. For this,... Read Full »
How to treat recurrent constipation and stomach bloating?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing stomach issues like constipation for the past several years, for which I have been taking Isabgol for the past decade. For the last four to five years, the constipation was increased, for which I have shown the physician who, after doing a physical examination, said... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I do not know if your treating physician and gastroenterologist told you about avoiding gas-forming diets, reducing weight, and some regular routine exercise? I agree with the possibility of IBS. However, it is always important to rule out diabetes, cholesterol... Read Full »
What could be the cause of my abdominal pain, with back and joint pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old young woman. I have abdominal pain for the past year. In the beginning, I consulted a gastroenterologist who diagnosed me with Helicobacter Pylori. I took the antibiotic treatment except that two months later, I had sepsis without a cause. At the start of my pain, I ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that you must be very upset regarding your ongoing undiagnosed abdominal pain. The description of pain, joint pain, younger age, and weight loss with the absence of menstruation suggest some common disorders. Celiac disease, Crohn's disease vascular ca... Read Full »
Can constipation with abdominal pain caused by drugs?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old female. I am 5.5 feet tall and weigh about 135 kg. For the last several months, I have been having issues with constipation and I take magnesium sulfate about once a week and it helps me go one good time and then I am back being constipated. And the stomach pains ar... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine you must be upset about all this. Well, the symptoms you mention seem to be a functional defecation disorder where someone has difficulty while passing stools without any gross pathology. It is possible that you have anxiety or stress or change in the di... Read Full »
Can gallbladder dysfunction cause nausea, gas, and constipation?
Query: Hi doctor, I have nausea, gas, constipation for the past four months. I think that it can be due to food poisoning or stomach virus. I have done a CT, MRI brain, gastric emptying study, colonoscopy, and endoscopy. All the results were normal. All the blood tests were normal. I had an abnormal level... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not seem to be due to functional gall bladder problem. The main symptom seen in functional gall bladder problem is the presence of pain in the right upper abdomen and you do not have it. You can have functional nausea syndrome and it is centrally mediated. Pleas... Read Full »
I am suffering from constipation, osteoporosis, and tinnitus. Kindly advise.
Query: Hi doctor, I have not passed stools for the last three and half months. I was given Milk of magnesia a month ago, then laxatives Colace, Miralax, and finally Senna. After taking that, sometimes, little watery stools were passed out. My blood pressure went up from 100 to diastolic 120 sometimes. I al... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, I think this is a multisystem problem. There is an issue with the muscles, gut, eyes, osteoporosis, and tinnitus. These all can be explained in musculoskeletal disorders or autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythema... Read Full »
How to have good bowel movements?
Query: Hi doctor, I have bad constipation. I rarely feel the urge to pass stools even though I know I am full and bloated. Since being diagnosed with bipolar disorder for 25 years, I have had some trouble. I am on psychotic medications- Zyprexa, Klonopin, and Effexor XR. I also take beta-blocker Metoprolol... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Increasing age and drugs seem to be the cause of constipation in you. These antipsychotic medications use cause slow bowel movements. Now, if we cannot stop your medications, the alternative we have is, use medicines that improve your bowel movements - Miralax (Po... Read Full »