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Severe constipation. Caused hemorrhoids. Having lot of caffeine with clean diet. Suggestions?

I have had severe constipation for about about a month now. Its terrible! Very painful to use the restroom. Caused hemroids from strain. I started taking one tsp apple vinegar cider with mother and its helped a lot but still only having bowel movement every 3 or more days. If less its only little hard rock like. During my investigation it looks like there are white pieces in stole, but I do eats oats ocasionally. My diet is pretty clean n consistent so im worried what cld be wrong. I have increased my powder protein intake n I have a lot of caffein through out the day. 4 cups tea , 1 liftoff from herbalife , and a fat burner on nights I work out. Again been doin this for a while with no problem til recently. Please help
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The symptoms of constipation can be related to the hemorrhoids.
Also, it can be due to increased intake of protein powders and decreased intake of fiber rich foods.
Other causes of constipation can be:
1. Any pathology/ sub acute obstruction in the Gastrointestinal tract
2. Irritable bowel syndrome- constipation predominant type.
3. Functional cause- due to decreased gastric motility
4. Less fluid intake
5. Prolonged use of certain medications.
6. Hormonal & Metabolic causes, etc.

Though symptomatic relief can be obtained by intake of Laxatives, their regular use is not advised.
And as long as the underlying cause is not treated, symptoms will keep recurring.

So, kindly consult a Gastroenterologist & get a proper physical examination done.
Investigations like complete blood count, Ultrasound scan of abdomen, Colonoscopy & contrast studies will be helpful to rule out any pathological cause for your symptoms.

There is no need to worry, you will be fine.
Till then, take healthy nutritious diet, exercise regularly and keep away stress.

Wishing a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Malik Shahnaz's  Response
thanks for choosing health care magic.
i can understand the trouble you might be having with severe constipation.
there are some simple measures you have to take. to avoid constipation you have to take lot of fluids and high fibre diet. about your haemorrhoids you will have to consult a general surgeon, he will grade your haemorrhoids and accordingly plan your treatment, he may also put you on some laxatives,&you may need a sigmooidoscopy or colonoscopy.
taking sitz bath may help you a bit. (sitz bath: sitting in a luke warm water tub three times a day for 10 mins each.) this should help in hemorrhoids.
hope you get well soon
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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