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Chronic constipation. Hurts to pass stools. No help with herbal tea, Ducolax. Solution?

Hi, i have been having chronic constipation for the past two months. i can go week without passing stool aand when i eventually do it comes out as 3 small round balls still causing me to be uneasy, sometimes my lower abdomen hurts. i have used ducolax and herbal tea to flush my system but after a week it goes right back to being the same way. i need help!
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be due to:
1. Functional cause- due to decreased gastric motility
2. Irritable bowel syndrome- constipation predominant type.
3. Less consumption of fiber rich foods
4. Less fluid intake
5. Prolonged use of certain medications.
6. Hormonal & Metabolic causes, etc.

Though symptomatic relief can be obtained by intake of Laxatives, as long as the underlying cause is not treated, symptoms will keep recurring.

So, kindly consult a Gastroenterologist & get a proper physical examination done.
Investigations like complete blood count, Ultrasound scan of abdomen, Colonoscopy & contrast studies will be helpful to rule out any pathological cause for your symptoms.

There is no need to worry, you will be fine.
Till then, take healthy nutritious diet, exercise regularly and keep away stress.

Wishing a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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