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Constipation and Anal Discomfort

The last couple of months I have had really bad constipation issues and I feel that I am on the toilet for a large portion of my day. Ever since I had my daughter 2 and a half years ago I started to have these issues but lately they have progressed and become very painful. Recently I have had to resort to literally having to use my finger to insert into my butthole in order to help me either have a bowel movement or to physically get the bowel movement out. It is like it getting stuck. It doesn’t feel right in there either…it’s almost like it is swollen inside. This has now become a routine and I am constantly constipated. I am currently taking Adderral and I rely on this medicine in order to even have a bowel movement since it is a stimulant. I am in a lot of pain everyday and it feels as though I always have to go but when I go to the restroom nothing comes out. If I do have a bowel movement it feels as though not all of it has come out. I have tried anal laxatives and they have helped a little bit, but not much. What could be wrong with me?

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    Hello,
    You seem to having chronic constipation.It can be due to diet low in fiber, over-use of stimulant laxatives (e.g., senna, castor oil, and certain herbs), hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism(by raising the calcium levels in the blood), intestinal pseudo-obstruction,colon inertia(nerves and/or muscles of the colon do not work normally) and pelvic floor dysfunction(the muscles of the lower pelvis that surround the rectum (the pelvic floor muscles) do not work normally).Increase the fiber amount in your diet. The best natural sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.If still the symptoms persist then pls consult a gastroenterologist and discuss these possibilities. Hope it helps. Take care and regards.

    Answered on May 11, 2014.
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