Conditions with symptom: 'constipation'
Constipation is extremely common and can affect a broad range of ages. It is generally defined as a problem in opening the bowels, but it can also mean opening the bowels less often than normal (perhaps less than three times a week) or passing hard or… Read more →
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One of the most common disorders of the digestive tract, featuring recurrent abdominal pain and intermittent diarrhoea, often alternating with constipation. Read more →
I have suffered with constipation for as long as I can remember and went to doctors after I felt lumps diagonally down from my belly button on left side of my stomach which has put me in pain a few times. I went to doctors and they said I had chronic constipation and put me on laxidos sometimes I have to take 2 or 3 before I get movement. I think I have a bigger problem than just constipation can anyone help?
Hi I am 28 years old man having problems with holding urine, constipation and erection. When I first come over to England I started having constipation,I tried different diets but that didn't help. My sexual live started to go down about 3 years after the constipation started. I can not get it up without being stimulated and whilst having sex I do not ejaculate and no orgasm. Now on the top of all that I can not hold the urine that happened about 6 years after the first symptom occurred "constipation". I wet the bed almost every night and pee a lot during the day around 7 to 10 times. I have had cytoscopy done but the doctor said that there is nothing wrong with my bladder. I have asked the doctor for MRI scan but he said that this is not necessary. I am just about to give up as nothing seem to be helping so I decided to come here looking for answer and help.
Hi, I'm 19 years old and have had problems with constipation and have a prolapse in my anus. I have had an endoscopy and my insides look normal and I can go to the toilet more often now. Months before my endoscopy I started to feel a really sore pressure pain in my lower stomach during sex. It still continues today and I am just wondering could it be related to my constipation problems, and if not what else can it be? Help would be much appreciated as I just want to go back to having a normal sex life. Thanks.
Hi I am a 41 year old man.I have had a lot pain in my lower belly , in the last two weeks i had pains in the right side and i think i passed two kidney stones. i went to the hospital and they said i was Constipation. i had two tables which made me go but now i have blood in my stools with lots of white bits in it. i still have lower pains and not sure what to do next. as i dont want to look silly up the hospital if it just Constipation.the blood not bright red and not dark . it in between and my stool loose so i am not pushing hard.any advised please.
Hi, if this is still happening you should go back, I had the same problem which over time got worse, my doctor was the same so I went to a different one. Blood test was normal showing no sign of inflammation, but colonoscopy shown inflammatory bowel disease crohns colitis. As a healthy yoga teacher this came as a shock. Anyway it can be a sign of over things such as internal hemorrhoids or polyps but blood in stools isn't normal and should be checked out. Hope you get it sorted :-)
Hi, I think I recently suffered from constipation. I tried the dukan diet which is protein only for 5 days. After 4 days I went to pass a stool but was straining and nothing came pout. A few hours later I felt the need to go again, strained a fair bit and eventually managed to pass a motion. Later in the evening was so paranoid I had pushed out everything and had a prolapse I had to keep checking to see if anything had come out. I don't think it did but felt something that felt like a skin tag or something that wasn't supposed to be there. I have Crohn's disease, but have never had constipation before and am worried I strained to much and don't know what to do
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I suffer from severe constipation sometimes it is weeks between trips to the loo and have been prescribed Senna, Lactulose, Axido, Micralax micro enemas, and Glycerol suppositories. None of them would get a shift on my bowel. I was given Picolax to help get things started It took overnight and most of the next day before it worked. (I have been told at the hospital I have to do this for 6 months then they will give me something he said would be very good for getting things to work) But my problem now is pushing so often my piles are almost always horribly painful. The only break from the pain I get is when I don't take laxatives for a few days and my piles go down. But the constipation starts again. I am in a vicious circle. HELP...... Tracey
Hi I am 17 years old and fully sexually active male. All of a sudden I seem to have brown semen and constipation. Iv been reading around on the internet and there seems to be several different things it could be. I had un protected sex a week ago with someone and then protected sex with someone else 5 days ago and my semen was fine then. I have been considerable dehydrated the last few days so I don't know if that has anything to do with it?. I masturbated 2 days ago and today and both times my semen was brown and very watery. It was only today I have experienced constipation. Hope you can help thanks!!
For approx 8 years now i have been having problems going to the toilet, in the last 2 years it has got a lot worse to the point where i do not go for nearly 3 weeks then for about a week i go about 3 times that week but never feel empty. My stomach bloats really bad when i am at my worse constipation level, i take laxatives daily and have changed my diet to hardly any solids, i have been admitted to hospital on 2 occassions in the last 2 years with severe constipation where they use enemas and laxatives until i eventually have a very watery stool then they send me home. No-one seems to be able to find the problem, i have had a barium meal and a gastroscopy that revealed nothing apart from a small hernia, im at my whits end and dont know what else to do.
hiya although im only 9 stone i eat like a pig and for over a year ive been in & out of hospital with constipation,bad stomachs everything!the doctors tried everything,my poor boyfriend has even had to give me enimas which werent nice!sometimes i was going 10 days without going to the toilet then because it was so difficult to go i always ended up bleeding.then about 2 months ago i decided i wanted to put on weight so after my meals i had 2 complan with milk & drank it in 1.within an hour i was straight on the loo!i couldnt believe how easy it was to go,now even though im ok for weight i still take them most days,i hope it works for you like it did for me,the change has changed my life.let me know hun x
hiya omg it sounds like your describing my lifestyle! i had a few tests done which showed i had a rectocele (like a prolapse) which causes me not to empty properly but also something called rectal hyposensitivity which means i dont ever feel the need to go to the toilet so i dont, you should push for more test i did and now we are working on a procedure which i now do at home called rectal irrigation and its tsarting to help!
Hi, I have an embarassing problem with my bowels. I used to have a bowel movement about once a day but this has increased over the past year and now I go about 4 times a day. Each time, it is really hard and difficult to pass. It pushes down on the arem in front of my anus so i need to press this skin in to get it to pass out the anus. I feel nauseous and tired almost all the time and sometimes i get a cramping feeling in my lower abdomen. I might have 3 constipated movements in a day and a hour later, have diarhaeoa. 4 times a day seems an awful lot to me and it's making me feel quite unwell. I have no energy and even after a motion, I have a kind of sick feeling in my stomach. I have haemeroids too but cannot treat them as i Can't control the constipation. I also can't take latitives or fibre supplements, as i can with from constipation to dairrhaea so quickly anyway that just send the problem to the other extreme. I am 20 years old and i'm not sure what to do SH
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