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welcome to the chat
have you had any previous abdominal surgeries?
when was your last bowel movement?
any other medical problems or medications?
When was your last colonoscopy?
Hi-no abdominal surgery, no vomiting .
Take your time answering my questions :-)
I will BRB in a couple of mins- getting a drink off stove
My last "decent" bowel movement was about 5 days ago
I had a colonoscopy 10 years ago which was clear.
I am on 1mg HRT and 20mg citalopram which I take every 2 days as I am weaning myself off them
what have you taken for constipation?
any changes in diet?
I don't tend to take anything for constipation unless I am desperate as it only works for a day-usually stuff from a health shop-like colon cleanse. no diet changes I eat quite healthily.
tell me what you eat
Breakfast - toast or muesli/blueberries or banana, Lunch - pitta bread n cheese, tea couple of biscuits, dinner salmon plus veg or quiche/baked beans/tuna sandwich/risotto/pasta n veg - that kind of thing.
your last bm was 5 days ago reight?
but you are passing gas..?
Yes but pretty inconsequential and many days before that the previous one. Otherwise just a few "rabbit droppings" in the day
lots of wind and gas always
well, it does not sound like you are obstructed- because you would not be passing any wind and you would be vomiting
that being said, I am more concerned about the worsening of your constipation
your colonoscopy is stale- so you need to have another one
ok will do that.
at any rate, you can also practice a good bowel regimen
the more constipated you are , the more difficult it is to move your bowels-
because there is less surface tension forces- think of it like a balloon
hard to blow up in the beginning, but easier in the end
have you been tested for thyroid disease? because that can make constipation worse
I woudl recommend that
ok will do thanks very much for your help
make sure you are eating at least 6 servings of veggies
you can add wheat or oat bran
as well, avoid stimulant laxatives- because they make things worse in the long run
you can use milk of magnesia to move things along- it is a saline laxative
Just as an FYI, here is a very strong bowel regimen used in chronic narcotic use (like for cancer patients)
so you can see what people sometimes need to do:
But the important thing for you is to repeat the colonoscopy and get your thyroid checked
Ok. Thankyou for your advice-very helpful
you are welcome! thanks for the rating :-)