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What causes irregular bowl movements and fatigue?

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Dr. Saumya Mittal

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Posted on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 in General Health
Question: I have abdominal discomfort, irregular bowl movements and fatigue. Can you give ma some pointers?

I am Type 2 Diabetic 30 years. A1C 7.1 - 7.3 range. The last week I have experience large, hard stools that have actually plugged my toilet, twice
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
need more information

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I am Dr MIttal.
I think I can help you.
However, I need more information.
Do you have occasional loosestools?
What exactly is the abdominal discomfort?
Any blood tests?
Please respond for further information.
Dr Mittal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Saumya Mittal 6 minutes later
Yes on occasional loose stools, no on blood tests
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sound like IBS

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thank you for your information.
You have still not told me about the exact nature of your abdominal discomfort.
Anyways, I think this may be the beginning of IBS, an abdominal condition.
I would request testing a colonoscopy and ultrasound abdomen- if this is normal, it is likely to be IBS.
Please let me know the reports.
Meanwhile try Isapghula husk 3 tsf at night.
Take plenty of fluids and high fiber diet.
Best of luck,Dr Mittal
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