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Precautions to avoid Constipation and related diseases - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Is hard lumpy stool that is stuck together and large mean colon cancer, I am only 29?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I will definitely help you
User :   ok
Doctor :   But one hard stool sticking together does not mean it is colon cancer in your age profile
Doctor :   How many bowel movements do you have per day?
User :   i have one, it happens a lot, i have to strain hard, but i eat all fast food and no fiber too
User :   Sometimes it comes out really big with all lumpy pieces stuck together
Doctor :   There is the problem.
Doctor :   This is constipation.
Doctor :   It is not cancer.
Doctor :   How long you have this problem?
User :   few years now but sometimes it is just really big
Doctor :   Here you have to do few things to get clear bowels.
Doctor :   Please follow the instructions.
Doctor :   1. You need minimum 30 minutes exercise
User :   if there was a tumor would it be able to come out that big?
Doctor :   Do you do any exercise.
Doctor :   Sorry, it is not tumor
User :   not really
Doctor :   A tumor can not sit there for years
Doctor :   How long you have this problem?
User :   for years but would it be able to be that big if there is a tumor in the way
Doctor :   As i said a tumor can not sit in you bowels/gut for years.
User :   about 10 years now
Doctor :   If there was tumor, it presents differently
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Many people has constipation.
Doctor :   After execise, diet is very important.
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. you need to eat lots of fruits and vegetables
Doctor :   3. drink lot of liquids
User :   okay i will do that i eat almost none right now
Doctor :   colon cancer presenst with weight loss
Doctor :   on and off diarrheas and constipation
Doctor :   3. fever
User :   i have not had any weight loss in the last 8 years no fever and i went to the ER i am not anemic and white blood cells are good
Doctor :   It is usually happens after 60 years of age
User :   white blood cells are good
Doctor :   Then every thing is fine
Doctor :   It is not colon cancer
Doctor :   Does anybdy in your family has colon can cer
User :   no
Doctor :   mom dad, sis bro
Doctor :   So clear your mind now
User :   nope
Doctor :   It is not cancer
User :   okay well thank you and i will try the fruits and vegs
Doctor :   It is just functional constipation.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You need to change your life style, dietary habits,
Doctor :   As I told you before 1. exercise
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. friuts and vegetables
Doctor :   3. avoid candies
Doctor :   4. drink minimim 3-4 liters of water
User :   okay i will try that
Doctor :   Instead of drinking coke etc, drink water after food
User :   ok
Doctor :   Drink lot of water
User :   thank you
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