I'm really worried about my health after putting my great grandmother to rest Saturday...she had a blockage in her colon that caused her heart and kidneys to shut down, she refused a colonoscopy. I have always had issues going to the bathroom and I have had a colonoscopy and endoscopy less than a year ago, my stomach was swollen due to stress and pollyps were removed. Every time I go I bleed and it hurts really bad, if I'm lucky I'll go 3 times a week but lately I have had to take numerous laxatives to go at all and when I do its very little. I'm on birth control and had my normal period 2 weeks later I started bleeding like a period again and I'm still bleeding and suppose to have my real period next week. Could constipation cause this to happen? I've never had issues before... My constipation has gotten so bad lately I'm nauseous everyday and will get bad back aches. I plan on seeing the doc but is there any advice on what I can do for now? I need relief fast
- Susan YarrawongaLv 75 years ago
Chronic constipation can lead to colon cancer.
Constipation is often due to side effects from medication as well as an unhealthy diet with insufficient fiber.
Most people don't eat enough fiber.
Wheat bran, wheat germ, macro cereal gentle fibre, oat bran, linseed, Psyllium seeds, Chia seeds and Psyllium husks are all very high fiber foods and there is also a lot of fiber in fruit and vegetables.
Both constipation and IBS as well as diarrhea can often be cured with liquid chlorophyll as in a web search for "liquid chlorophyll" + constipation + ibs.
Other natural ways to relieve constipation are covered in a web search for "natural ways to relieve constipation".
Red meat can take up to 72 hours to go through the system so you are probably better off without it.
Cheese in large amounts can cause constipation as well.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Don't take too many laxatives, too much of them can cause your colon to loose it's ability to contract making it even worse. For constipation try stuff with alot of fiber, or better yet prune juice. Drink alot of water that way it's easier for the bowels to go through. I hope you get better !