Constipation

Constipation

What is constipation?

Stools may be too hard or too small, difficult to pass, or infrequent (less than three times per week). People with constipation may also notice a frequent need to strain and a sense that the bowels are not empty.

What are the causes for constipation?

Less fiber diet.

Less intake of Water.

Less exercise.

Some MEDICINES please tell doctor if you are on medicines.

Slow transit of stools on intestine.

Defecatory problems at anus.

Some diseases like Thyroid problems,low calcium.

What are the bad symptoms in constipation?

Blood in stools.

Weight loss.

Family history of colon cancers.

Severs abdominal pain.

Can constipation be a cancer symptom?

New onset constipation.

Age >55 years.

Blood in stools.

Weight loss.

Family history of colon cancers.

What tests are done for constipation?

Blood tests like Sugar,Thyroid,Calcium.

Colonscopy.

Manometry.

Transit study.

What are the treatment methods for constipation?

More fiber rich food green vegetables fruits.

Plenty of water.

Exercise.

Medicines as prescribed by Medical Gastroenterologist.

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