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  • I finally found a solution to 17 years of constipation

    This isn't a question but I just wanted to share this for anybody that it might help because it truly changed my life. I've had chronic constipation since I was 3 years old. When I was 3, I was molested, and (I was told by my doctor but I'm still not sure how the two are connected) I began...

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  • Constipated - Cant pass Stool

    Ive not suffered from any constipation for years, but all of a sudden a couple of days ago it just came out of nowhere, I have a large stool that wont come out, it feels like its too big and hurts too much when I try to go to the toilet. Does anyone have any tips I can try before going to the doctor?...

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  • SEVERE Constipation - never had it before!

    Hi everyone, I have been extremely constipated for over 10 weeks now whilst travelling SE Asia but before this have never suffered or experienced constipation in my life! At first it wasnt bothering me because to be honest i didnt even realise it was happening as I havent suffered from any stomach...

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  • Crohns and Constipated

    Hi , I have had crohns now for over 20 yrs and over the last 2 have bee suffering from bouts of chronic constipation. My doctors have me taking x3 movicol morning and night. I have porridge for breakfast with prunes, kiwi and bananas and drink water like a fish. But nothing seems to help or things get...

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  • Any experience of Movicol and dehydration?

    please could anyone give me any advice please? Without going into too much detail,I have been told by three separate drs that Movicol is the best solution to chronic constipation problems,and the gentlest. I have a real fear of laxatives as I've always felt worse when I take them. I have tried Movicol...

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  • Diagnosed with a megacolon and poor anal tissue, help!!

    Recently was diagnosed with a megacolon and poor anal tissue via a colonoscopy. I recently had to move away from the specialist i was seeing so i am back at the bottom of the pile it seems. I found that lactulose helped me go to the toilet, but then it stopped working. I have used supposotries but they...

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  • Constipation causing depression?

    Hi everyone - i have been constipated for nearly 3 weeks now whilst travelling south east asia, i have had bowel movements but hardly anything to empty my stomach. I am suffering from stomach pains and nausea, however i wanted to know if constipation can cause depression or mood swings etc? I have been...

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  • Not sure if constipated or blockage?

    This last week I had flu and was physically destroyed for a few days. Then as the achy muscles and weakness left I ended up with what I think is stomach flu I had all the symptoms. Fever, sweats, diarrhoea and stomach cramps.. had this for a further 4/5 days.. I have stopped having watery diarrhoea on...

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  • Experienced 6 years of Chronic Constipation now Cured.

    Hi all,  I want to start but saying I am not a doctor and can only speak from my experience with constipation. I am now 29 and haven’t experienced constipation for years. I hope my story helps someone else.  Starting when I was 16, I started having troubles using the restroom. I would be...

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  • Soft stool...still has to be 'dug out.'

    I am SO discouraged...I am sure many can relate when I say 'if it isn't one thing its another!' ...ANYhow. For the last almost 2 weeks I have no problem with not being able to pass hard stool...its very soft but gets 'right to the edge' and I just can't push it out... So back...

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  • Need help with my constant constipation

    I've been constipated most of my life...I am 22 years old and recently been diagnosed with IBS Constipation... I have had every possible test and tried every laxative and fruit on the shelves...I am sick of relying on laxatives.. My lifestyle is very healthy, I drink plenty of water..exercise...

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  • Constipated for 5 months

    Hi everyone, The past 5 months have been a living hell for me. I have been constipated for an 5 entire months and it is destroying my life. I am unable to go without taking painful laxatives.  I have tried everything.  Increased fiber, probiotics, stool softeners, I even went vegan to see if...

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  • Can you relate to this...and does miralax work for you

    Maybe its because I'm 'old'...late 70's... : ) I managed to overcome IBS ...but now my problem is that it seems like my bowels refuse to work...even though my bm is NOT too big or hard... I end up having to 'dig it out.' For several weeks now. Sorry for  offending anyone....

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  • Slight change in bowel movements - what may be the cause?

    I'm a 20 year old male. Usually, I have no issues with bowel movements. I defecate about one time a day and I go when I have a strong urge to do so. Something has changed from about a week. On Saturday I didn't get an urge at all and I din't attempt to defecate. On Sunday I did kind of normal...

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  • Going from Constipation, to all "pellets" all day..ugh..

    I think I would rather be bound up. TMI alert, eating more fiber, especially, raisins and grapes. Stopped cookies, soda, chips, pastries. Also recently started Benefiber (low dose). Now I seem to go to the bathroom all day and night. Sometimes 1-2 pellets/marbles. If I'm lucky, maybe 6-8. If I drink...

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  • Tired of living with Chronic constipation..

    So tired of this. Have had this problem since I was a child. But only until I hit my 50's did I start developing anxiety about it. Don't remember ever fretting about not having a bowel movement every three days, a week etc. Now I get anxious, if I don't go every two days. When I do, just...

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  • Constipation that will not end due to medication I take, help?

    Hi, I am a young 24 year old woman. I am for the most part healthy. I have to take a semi opiate and one of the side effects are constipation. I eat very healthy, lots of fiber, I only drink water and juice and the occasional glass of wine. I don't do a tremendous amount of exercise, however,...

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  • Constipation with cramping

    Not common for me to get constipated. Ate 6 jalapeño poppers Thursday. Friday am heavy cramping and a small bm. All day Friday and Saturday couldn't go but hadcramping and felt like I needed to. Sat eve took laxative. I think I emptiedout and by Monday had a small normal one with only a little...

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  • Recently diagnosed with Slow Tansit Constipation

    I have suffered all my life issues passing bowel motions so as far as I have known straining to go to the loo was how it was ment to be. As a teenager I complained about feeling nauseous after eating meal so I had allergy test done which revealed sensitivity to Gluten, dairy, yeast, eggs, beef and the...

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  • Faecal Impaction

    Hi everyone. I've suffered with constipation my entire life, and I'm only 17. I haven't had a bowel movement in about 5 weeks. My symptoms are abdominal pain/discomfort, faecal incontinence, lower back pain, loss of appetite. When I gently press against against my abdomen I can feel hard...

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    Problem with bowel movements - not sure if constipation

    I'm having a problem with bowel movements at the moment, but I feel like need to give some background for it all to make sense. I'm a 35 year old male.  I always strained with bowel movements for my whole life, and up until 2009 I only had a bowel movement once every 3 days.  At the...

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  • Side effects of Glycerol (Maybe)

    I've been using Glycrol on and off for years, and found it very beneficial, Although lately it's not working at all... That is not my main problem though, the last two times I used Glycerol I have had a terrible pain in my vagina, I don't know if there's a connection but it's only...

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  • Bowel problems

    Hi, I have had on/off for sometime slight bowel incontinence. I have abdominal pain, and lots of wind.  I have suffered with constipation a lot in the past but every so often I get this. It's embarrassing, upsetting and I'm starting to get worried the doctor said I was bloated and needed...

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  • Chronic child constipation

    Can you please help? Any advice would be greatfuly received. I have a 10 yr old daughter, who has suffered for the past 2 year's with this condition. She has just spent 3 wks in hospital for observation and treatment and she still cannot open her bowels without medical aid. She has tried...

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  • Constipation and home made remedy

    I came across forums that helped me so I decided to post my experience to help someone. I'm 19 and got my first experience with a stubborn stool that won't pass. I was dealing with it for 4 days and it was rock hard and couldn't pass no matter how hard I pushed. I came across a pharmacy...

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  • HELP! CONSTIPATED

    Hi. I'm really desperate for help at this point. To be honest, I haven't had a BM jn about 4-5 weeks. It's really big, dry and hard. No matter hoe much I strain, I can't get it out. I don't have any constipation meds in the house, so I went out and bought Dulcolax. I googled...

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  • Sudden Involuntary facael incontinence in a 78 year old

    78 year old Husband on very high dose of painkillers - 8 paracetamol and 8 Dihydrocoedine a day. He also has had constipation for over a year - he is eating a poor diet - mainly Fortisips and a croissant despite help from a very good dietician. He did not go to the loo yesterday or day before so yesterday...

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  • Movicol

    I am constipated right now and have had one sachet of Movicol since Monday. So that's 5 doses of Movicol. I have been waiting for a big bowel movement but so far it's not happened. So at 12.45pm today I took 2 Movicol instead. 10.07pm now and still nothing has happened. Is this normal? Am I expecting...

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