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i'm 60 years old and started getting constipated in July.

i'm 60 years old and started getting constipated in July. i took laxative 3 times since then to be able to have a bowel movement. besides that i had normal bowel movements. i have pain in my back and my blood glucose level was 138 in september. please let me know if you can give me some ideas
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
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doctor1 MD

I had been to the E.R. 3 seperate times. Complainging of abdominal discomfort/pressure Gas, butterfly in stomach feeling. Feeling heavy from back of neck down/ occasional nausea and dry vomiting along with constipation (most days I can t go ) and Occasional days where it is either a fluid or its not soft nor hard and it s just gooey and in pieces. They did a ct scan at one hospital Non contrast and said everthing is fine. The other hospital I went to was 60 miles away and they did a ct scan WITH contrast and said everything looked fine even the blood results. The latter said it was a possibility of Prostatitis ( Infection of Prostate) Which can put pressure on bladder ( urgency to urinate/not feeling done after urinating ) and a slight tingle/burning ( like a heat pack on loewr abdomen ). I feel like I have something moving in my anus and can t quite figure it out. I always feel hungry. I eat and i still feel hungry. I feel so drained at times ( some days better than others ) I can t sleep whatsoever and when I doze off it s like Im alerted to everything around me and my mind is racing and im not really getting any rest. I;ve got a slight pressure on my lower back at times and sitting can be uncomfortable i have to move around but when i do i feel weak sometimes. The dr said the Prostatitis can cause the pressure there as well. I am a 24 year old male. Semi-active lifestyle yet don t excercise all too often ( less you count work ) Usually up-beat and happy and outgoing dancing around . these feelings had hit suddenly one day Almost a week ago monday. I ve noticved mucus on the stool sometimes its in copius amounts then others not so much. I thought it might be worms so I bought Reese s Pinworm with Pyrantel Pamoate suspension 144Mg/mL and seemed to alleviate some issues but after an hour it starts coming back. I used the rest room ( very little ) and used a glove to examine what came out and something was there but i dont really know what I am looking for. The CT s came back saying everything looked good. Blood work came back good. But do these things ALWAYs show up on them? What can i do to get back to my active lifestyle? Im tired of being constantly fatigued, jittery,, chilly etc. let me know what I can do or if there is anything else out there that can help with the condition. I have no insurance so i cant afford a GP and the ER s just seem to want to hurry and get me out because i dont have any insurance. Oh and at times when I lay down to try and go to bed it feels like my heart is racing in my chest/ fluttery feeling like butterflies below the ribcage and on top of stomach. and when it gets soo bad it feels like i stop breathing and start again. I also have history of internal hemmorhoids. Could this plus Prostatitis cause constipation? I had small amounts of bright blood in toilet bowl with or without movemebnt but bought some hemmy suppositories and it stopped. Let me know if you havbe any advice. Thanks. Rick.

doctor1 MD

I just erased everything I wrote to you. Problem has been for over a year with severe constipation or 1 bowel movements a week. Family doc took X-rays and I was backed up badly and referred to have a colonoscopy done on july2, 2013 and things looked good other than several polyps were removed. I m 44years old. Doc suggested miralax which I told him doesn t work for me...I can take 4capfuls a day along with 4 fiber pills, 3 200 mg magnesium pills, and a liquid prescription from doc and I still am not going regularly. Then doc gave me samples of Lindess and 1pill versu all the other sounded great but now it s been 2 weeks an I have urge to have a bm but it s so hard I strain to get it ou my stomach is killing mr and I don t know what to do. I m doing everything I can and nothing is working. Should I see another specialist?? This sucks I just spent all this time and I cannot pay you money t this time. This is so frustrating and getting old. I ve been to numerous appts and had to pay with no resolution and now I can t even talk with you. Thanks anyway. :(

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