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Dr. David
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Ive been getting spells of constipation going to the lavatory

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Ive been getting spells of constipation going to the lavatory 4-5 times a day for an month sometimes able to produce stoles in small quantity's but still feel constipated. I've tried to change my diet, drink more fluids, take fibre and relief tablets but it doesn't seem to be working. The condition is really knocking my confidence I don't feel I can go out and enjoy myself at the moment with out feeling relieved are you able to give me some advice?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David
I am sorry you are having issues with constipation
how old are you? are you male or female?
you should see a doctor and get thyroid hormone testing. low thyroid hormone can cause constipation.
bowel dysmotility can cause chronic constipation
IBS-c irritable bowel syndrome can cause chronic constipation.
there are medications like Linzess which could help.
you might need stronger prescription laxatives like lactulose to help.
do you have a GP doctor you can see for some testing and evaluation?
let me know if you have other questions.
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