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Struggling with constipation?

  • Symptoms of constipation

    The main symptoms of constipation include: Constipation relief = poopdoc

    • straining when trying to have a bowel movement
    • feeling as though you haven’t fully emptied your bowels
    • passing faeces that are either unusually large or small (‘rabbit droppings’)
    • passing faeces that are hard and/or lumpy
    • having fewer than three bowel movements a week
    • pain or discomfort in your abdomen (tummy)

    A healthy lifestyle, such as eating enough fibre and exercising regularly, can help prevent and ease symptoms of constipation. However, if your symptoms persist or if you notice any other changes in your usual pattern of bowel movement, you should seek medical advice. In particular, if there is blood from your back passage (rectum) or in the toilet, or if you experience diarrhoea alternating with constipation, you should arrange to see your GP without delay. Try poopdoc from the colon health store

Your GP will ask you about your symptoms and examine you – this may include an examination of your rectum. He or she may also ask about your medical history. Constipation relief = poopdoc

Your GP may refer you for further tests to rule out other medical conditions. These tests are listed below.

  • Blood tests.
  • Sigmoidoscopy. This procedure involves using a narrow, tube-like telescope (called a sigmoidoscope) to look inside your rectum and lower part of your bowel.
  • Colonoscopy. This procedure involves using a narrow, flexible, tube-like telescopic camera (called a colonoscope) to look inside your large bowel.
  • Barium enema X-ray. This test involves placing a fluid containing barium (a substance which shows up on X-rays) into your bowel via the rectum. X-ray images of your abdom

Dr. Hulda Clark

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