Abdominal pains

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by talkhealth on Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:20 pm

Abdominal pains

Hi I would like some advice. I sometimes have bad abdominal pains when trying to go to the toilet or in other words when I can not go. Sometimes when I can not go I can get all hot all over and very sweaty and also feel sick. Is this just constipation or something else. It seems to come and go, Regards
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by Debbie Gordon on Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:30 am

Re: Abdominal pains

It could be constipation or poor defecation dynamics (the position you sit in on the toilet) Recommend speaking to your GP who may refer you to a Specialist Continence Physiotherapist.
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by Wendy Green on Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:34 pm

Re: Abdominal pains

Hi,

It sounds like you may have been suffering from faecal impaction - another name for chronic constipation. This is where you have a large amount of dry, hard poo stuck in your back passage (rectum).

Next time it happens it would be advisable to see your GP, who will probably treat the impaction by moistening and softening the poo with an enema or suppositories, so that you are able to pass it more easily.

You and your GP would also need to identify the cause, so that you can make medication/lifestyle changes to prevent it happening again. It could be a side-effect from taking painkillers or other medications, or due to not taking enough exercise and/or not eating enough fibre, or long-term use of laxatives.

I hope this helps.
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