Conditions with symptom: 'flushing'
I have a problem with people hearing me at the loo. I always stay near the front of the bowl, but cannot sit on any seat. There's even a toilet in my own house that I can't go to. My main problem is that I get really anxious at the thought of going, especially flushing. I stare at the water as I'm going and have to unlock the door before flushing so that I can make a quick exit. A few times I've had my back pressed to the door when I've been caught out by sensors and am always shaking afterwards. I hate staying away from home as I often just don't go to the toilet... My parents want to take me on a cruise (my biggest fears are porta-loos, plane toilets, etc) but I'm afraid this trip could be a disaster. My brother in law knew this was a problem and filmed the toilet flush on his cruise but it's made me more anxious. I don't even want to go. Any suggestions?
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I have the same thing one toilet i just cant stay around when it flushes i just end up running out of the room. it makes me feel really anxoius and uncomfortable, i have tried standing just outside the door while it flushes then each time i get closer.
I have difficulty flushing my poo away as it floats. Is this normal?
I do aswell and it can be really embarressing for me,this probably doesn't help you but i hope it makes you feel better to know your not the only one. i feel better to know i am not the only one.
After opening my bowels I looked down the loo before flushing and could see what looked like blood seeping from the stool. It wasn't mixed in the water as if it had dripped in but was on the bottom of the pan.There was no sign of blood in the stool or when I wiped. It has happened every time since.I only go to the loo once a day and need help with fruit or prune or orange juice.My GP is sending me for a colonoscopy.I was shocked but pleased it is getting checked out. Has anyone else noticed this whilst peering down the loo.?
Do you suffer from Hemorroids. Because if so then these do occasionly bleed. Also you can get a polyp which may also bleed but is not something to panic about
I have loose stools that are very dark and have black mucousy bits that float on top n sometimes the stool clings to bowl after flushing almost appears greasy on bowl and dark green almost black. Anyone else know what this could be. It happens 50%+ of times I go. I do take iron pills. Other times stool looks normal. Not diagnosed with crohns or Ibs.
Hi I am 49 and have always sweated quite a lot but generally when I exercise. However, just lately I seem to be sweating far more by doing very little and it seems only to be from my head. For example I would get ready in the morning wash and dry my hair but by the time I walk out of the door my hair looks like I have just stepped out of the shower and my face is covered in perspiration running down from my head. I have exhausted all possible causes with my GP and his only suggestion to possibly help was to take anti depression drugs or Botox which may not be an option as they would not inject my head to both options I answered no thank you. Is there anything of a natural nature which could possibly help or do I just live with it? I do not experience any flushing of any area when I sweat and have had many blood test and a 24 hour urine collection test to exhaust all avenues. All tests came up clear including one for Diabetis.
Have you been seen by a Consultant Dermatologist? You mention your GP trying to help but some things for this condition can only be prescribed by a consultant. If you haven't seen a dermatologist it might be worth asking your GP to refer you. I don't know of any natural 'cures' or things which would reduce the sweating but there are a lot of books available on natural, healing plants and how to use them - take a look on the biggest book-seller online and there is a huge choice. I do get a little relief from it by dabbing peppermint and tea-tree aromatherapy oils around my hairline and the main part of my head so that might be worth a try. I have posted a message in response to a post on 2nd November by Dennis and I have written about my experiences with different treatments and you might possibly find something useful in that.
Hi EB Over the past three years I have noticed an increase in bodily sweating. The most socially awkward aea is the top of my head which is bald. A warm day can set this into floods even without excessive exercise. I havent noticed if this is diet related. I would say that I am a little over weight (A stone or two). I also notice that the top of my head acn feel quite hot often and I also get some symptoms of facial flushing. Sweating can be excessive two on my back and armpits and all over to a degree. Social situations can be a trigger but the symptons can even happen when I am on my own. I am 49 and around 14 stone 5"9 I have mentioned it to my GP a couple of years ago. He tells me this can vary from person to person and that not a lot can be done about it. Excerise can lower stress and reduce symtons. Any advice would be appreciated. thank you
I have always only opened my bowels 1-2 times per week since I was a child (I am now 37, female), but in the past few years I have become feeling really backed up and uncomfortable inbetween bowel movements, with my upper abdomen distending and feeling very solid. When the urge to have a bowel movement finally comes, I do not have to strain to pass the faeces and they are mid brown in colour and reasonably soft and continuous like faeces should be. However, they are often 3 inches in diameter and 10 inches long - ie huge! I have come to expect that I will block the loo regulalrly and sometimes try "nipping it off" half way through, and flushing after one lump and certainly between faeces and putting toilet paper down the toilet to try to prevent this. After such a bowel movement I feel very light and empty, and stretched, although I know I do not tear the anus as there is no blood spotting. However, surely this is not normal? Is there anything I can do to help make me more regular? My GP has suggested I have "sluggish bowel" and that I'll just have to live with it as there is no cure. He has prescribed lactulose to try to stimulate peristalsis, but this doesn't seem to have any effect (and is expensive at £5 a week). I eat a balanced diet and have always eaten plenty of fruit and veg. I am also on an anti-depressant called Sertraline 50mg daily, however this doesn't seem to be the cause as when I have been off these for many months, my bowel movements are the same as when I am on them. I find it is worse on the run-up to starting my period, with sometimes a whole week without a bowel movement before finally going one the day I start menstruating. Please have you any suggestions to improve my bowel movement frequency and abdominal discomfort.
hi im lucky if i go twice a week. im not in good health tho and on alot of medication. Ive also started getting severe cramping pains and only thing to relieve it is to sit on loo. anyways, in answer to your question i find that by clenching your fist then firmly massaging your outer bowels helps the stools to move as well as taking 10mg of LACTULOSE SOLUTION before going to sleep helps soften the stools overnight ready for next day. sometimes it works,and sometimes it doesnt as everyone is different. ive also faound ( it might wirk for you too ) drinking 1 pint of water an hr before sleep and eating 6 dried prunes and 6 dried apricots. if all above fails,be persistant but polite to your general practitioner to sort it out,after-all.. thats theur job !
I too take 50 mg aday of zoloft for depression and anxiety i have bad case of it but this remember effects our levels in bathroom too if i panic or stress out our digest system becomes slow divesting food and can resort in mikd constipation but i eat activia yogurt raisin brand bf veges loads water prune juice is daily salads chicken fish i try stay on a ok eating i also suffer from greds diease reflux i take pevicaid daily i just truly started eating solids again cause of my throat issue but this morning i took movement it wascsoft then i felt not emptt so i checked with my finger i had semi hard pellets stuck so i used a kil bit warm water enema and tryed getting restcout so i belive it helped i also only do this if absolute ness suppositories i hear help my doctor said use metamucil but ill wait cause if u dont drink water tons wit it boy u get worse constipation crazy i know bur i pray too and jesus hears us hope we get well asap in jesus name amen
Hi, I have suffered from kidney stones since 2000. I have had frequent episodes and have had lithotripsy treatments on numerous occasions too. In 2003, during a routine abdominal scan checking my kidneys for stones, it was discovered that my pelvic area was "full of calcification" as they termed it and I was urgently referred for a full hysterectomy which was done less than 6 weeks later. The consultant was concerned that my uterus, and both ovaries had so much calcification inside that they thought that it would probably turn cancerous if not removed. I was put on HRT straight away (due to the removal of both ovaries). I continued to suffer from kidney stones on a regular basis and then in 2008, I had to have my gall-bladder removed as this too was full of stones. In 2009, I delevoped another kidney stone and again had 2 sessions of lithotripsy. However, after the 2nd session, a piece of the stone got lodged in my ureter and caused a severe blockage which resulted in my having to have a nephrostomy (which remained for the next 8 months). They removed the piece of stone via laser surgery and inserted a stent for 6 weeks to give my ureter recovery time. However, when they removed the stent, my ureter strictured immediately, due to all the damage that had been caused by the stone passing down it. After a failed attempt of trying to stretch out the strictured area with the use of a balloon and then for 6 weeks with an extra large stent, I underwent a major reconstruction of my ureter, which involved them removing approximately 3-5cm of tube and then hitching my bladder up and creating a boare flap to reattach the remaining ureter to. After a long recovery period following the surgery, it was then found that i had another stone in my other kidney. I have decided to leave it alone, as the thoughts of further lithotripsy and what could happen terrifies me now. In November, last year, i was eating a slice of toast and I felt a sharp pain in my face. It immediately swelled up and stayed that way for the next 4 hours. The next time i ate/drank it happened again. I went to the local walk-in centre after 48 hours as the pain was getting worse, and i could not eat or drink without my face swelling up. They diagnosed a salivary stone! I was referred to the maxillo facial department and have just undergone a dilation and flushing out of the partoid duct, as this too has now strictured. The facial consultant has advised that he is doubtful that this procedure has worked and am probaly going to have to have the duct removed. I am now at my wits end and am wondering when or where I could develop more stones? Is there any help or advice you could give me? I am a vegetarian and have been since birth. I have never eaten meat, fish or chicken and even though I do eat some dairy products, this is limited to cheese, eggs and milk (none of which in great amounts).
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