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What causes hot flashes, cold sweats, constipation and shortness of breath?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2016
Question: hi, ive been having hot flashes, cold sweats rotating.Have urges to go poop when sitting in recliner then go to toilet, push and push ....nothing happens except my stomach really hurts , eyes water and the pushing causes me to vomit . Then i have shortness of breath and am just exhausted and didn't poop. But im farting and liquid is coming out then but not on toilet. Its been these types of symptoms last few days.
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Answered by Dr. Saad Sultan (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need to use stool softeners

Detailed Answer:
Welcome at HCM
I am Dr Saad Sultan and I will be answering your query.
I have read and understood your health concerns.
You need to be examined clinically before a reasoned conclusion can be drawn.
Based upon your description, your main problem is constipation which is causing all these.
All you need is to stay calm and add fiber to your diet. It will make bulk to your stools. Isphaghol husk is good to start with.
Stools softeners should be added. These are available over the counter medicines. Lactulose is very good option. And has to be taken 30ml stat followed by 10 ml three times a day after meals.
If the problem persists , meet Gastroentrologist so that you can be managed well. There may be a need to get your ultrasound scan of abdomen and pelvis.
May you get well soon
Feel free to ask
Regards
Dr Saad Sultan
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What causes hot flashes, cold sweats, constipation and shortness of breath?

Brief Answer: Need to use stool softeners Detailed Answer: Welcome at HCM I am Dr Saad Sultan and I will be answering your query. I have read and understood your health concerns. You need to be examined clinically before a reasoned conclusion can be drawn. Based upon your description, your main problem is constipation which is causing all these. All you need is to stay calm and add fiber to your diet. It will make bulk to your stools. Isphaghol husk is good to start with. Stools softeners should be added. These are available over the counter medicines. Lactulose is very good option. And has to be taken 30ml stat followed by 10 ml three times a day after meals. If the problem persists , meet Gastroentrologist so that you can be managed well. There may be a need to get your ultrasound scan of abdomen and pelvis. May you get well soon Feel free to ask Regards Dr Saad Sultan