Suggest treatment for lack of bowel movement

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Posted on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 in General Health
Question: My body has,nt produced stools in years.What should I do?
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Colonoscopy is strongly advisable.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Lack of stools, chronic diarrhea, change in stool pattern at your age should be checked with colonoscopy. Its because the risk of colon cancer significantly rises over the age of 50. And any of mentioned above symptoms can be caused by partial bowels obstruction due to colon cancer.
Inflammatory bowels disease, chronic bacterial infection should be also ruled out.

I suggest you to consult your doctor. Colonoscopy should be done. Stool test is also advisable especially if colonoscopy will show no changes.
Please do not wait with it.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 21 minutes later
I am going for an ultrasound soon.And another colonoscopy later.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
This tests are good choice.

Detailed Answer:
Good to hear that. Please start fiber intake and probiotic in a meanwhile.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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