Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
138 Doctors are Online

Constipation, followed by diarrhea, no difficulty passing stools. Cause of worry?

I don t pass a stool for up to 5 days then go 5 or 6 times in one day! I get no pain, cramping or difficulty when actually passing the stools , just an urge to poop, for want of a better word! The stools are well formed and mostly on the slightly hard side. This has been going on for a while now, should I be worried or is this just normal for me???
Asked On : Wed, 19 Dec 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  38
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Likely it s habitual constipation if symptoms are there for year and not accompanying other symptoms including blood in stools or weight loss.
Can take a trial of isapgula husk two spoon a day with increased dietary fiber and water intake.
Get your TSH (Thyroid ) test done, and stool examined for occult blood for 3 samples to alley anxiety.
Hope this answers your query.
Please do reply in case of any further questions.
Wish you a speedy recovery.
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor