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Suffer from constipation. Do I need to go for colonoscopy?

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i am 31 years old and have had constopation problem for last 2 years
Do I need to go to colonscopy
Posted Thu, 29 Aug 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Mohammed Kappan 7 hours later

Thanks for the query.

I understand your concern of constipation. Have you taken any treatment for the condition? Are you following any particular diet for this? Is it that you are having constipation regularly for the last 2 years? Or is it on and off?

Since it is long standing, it is better to get a Colonoscopy done.

Meanwhile, make sure that you are drinking plenty of water daily and also that you are having enough fruits and vegetables.

Hope that addresses your concern. Let me know if I can help you further.

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Follow-up: Suffer from constipation. Do I need to go for colonoscopy? 13 hours later
Sorry.... now I have given my query in detail
I had been suffering from constipation problem for 2 to 2.5 years (it was "on" and "off" for example when I am in Chennai I face constipation problem but when I am on vacation at Tirupur (near coimbator) all becomes OK automatically.
In Chennai, I used to go to toilet sometime in evening, sometime in afternoon and sometime after 1 day (gap) like Monday and then Wednesday – But in Tirupur I go to Toilet everyday in the morning.
My minus points are -> I had my food untimed, No plenty of water, No exercise and full of bad lifestyle.
Note : I don’t take alcohol, No smoking etc….
Also I don’t see blood in stool, No abdomen pain, No weight loss (but I feel that I m becoming a little lean after I did the hard exercise and yoga recently.
But now I did enough changes in my lifestyle like On time food, plenty of water, doing exercise and yoga and now everything is OK is even in Chennai.
My question is Do I need to go for Colonoscopy test?
If you wish you can please give me a call on 0000

Answered by Dr. Mohammed Kappan 9 hours later

Thanks for elaborating with details.

I had gone through with the details. You do not require a Colonoscopy.

Constipation is defined as when stool is passed once in around 3 days. That should be 2 times in a week. Since you do not seem to have a problem when the life style is taken care of, it indicates that it is improper timing of food and lack of water which had caused the issue. Please continue the changes as you are doing now.

Let me know if you require any clarification.

Wish you a good health.
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