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Severe constipation, don't use laxative, abdominal pains, high BP. Possible problem?

i am a 37yr old female.... i have severe constipation , infact if i don t use a laxative, i will go days with out a bowl movement. i do eat a lot of ice daily. i am starting to have pains in my lower mostly upper stomach not to mention i have gained 20pds in 6mos....i had to go to the er twice last week...both times my blood pressure was elivated 149 over 109 second time 162 over 110.....yet i have no history of high blood pressure.... what is the problem???? PLEASE HELP... I FEAR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR CANCER IS ON THE WAY......
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

welcome to HCM,

It seems that you have got absolute constipation.

But keep one thing in mind that constipation has nothing to has with constipation.

To relieve constipation take plenty of water, take plenty of green vegges and food containing more fibers.

Take papita, banana, cullingers fruits.

Avoid sedentary life and do regular exercise mainly abdominal recti exercise.

Initially you may take laxative like liquid paraffin one table spoonful at night.

Problem of high blood pressure is common at this age, for that go for blood sugar, S.cholesterol and lipid profile, ECG and afterwards go for treatment accordingly.

Ok and bye.
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Akhilesh Dubey's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
After going through your history basically there are three medical issue,first one is constipation,second High blood pressure and overweight?
Please get your medical check up to know if there is any thing to suggest any specific disease,like hypothyroidism,
If there is none just monitor you blood pressure and reduce salt in diet and if BP is not controlled drug therapy for High BP may be required.
Please do not use laxative without advise of doctor and change your diet to high fibre and lot of green vegetable and fresh fruits and take sufficient water daily and if required there are very good motility and stool softeners which will help to also do exercise daily as it also help to keep weight at desirable level.

Take care
Good Luck
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