Why can’t I have a bowel movement even with a lot of fiber?
grammadsky Asked: Why can’t I have a bowel movement even with a lot of fiber?
Yes, this is embarrassing, but for about 5 months my bowel movements have changed a lot. Before that I went every morning, no problems. I take fiber "every day" ( but have never had to take so much before in my life )but still can't push "IT" out no matter how hard I try. I take Benefiber as directed. I am not constipated as I have had hemorrhoid surgery years ago.so I know the pain..And as far as I know I have no hemorrhoids and NO pain there,If I was constipated, I would hurt, Now I push and push and nothing will come out and I can never finish even with urge I have.But when I do go, there is only a lot offiber. I can still go for 3 days before I have to go and every now and then I get nauseated . And also I have a "squirt" of diarrhea without any notice.I am going for a colostomy at the end of July but its driving me crazy.. Any ideas what is going on with me ?
sounds like a bad gall bladder
It still could be hemorrhoids because they consist of inflamed blood vessels in and around the anus. Usually caused by irregular bowel movements and poor eating habits (not enough fiber), too much dairy and excess meat.Also not drinking the required 8 oz. glasses of water help contribute to H-roids.Straining when going to the bathroom causes them as well.
Here are some home remedy reliefs from the pain and itching.
1)Dab the afflicted area with a cotton compress soaked in witch hazel, espec. after each bowel movement.For best results use a witch hazel that you can purchase in a health food store.Mix a few drops of witch hazel tincture in 2 cups of distilled water.For added relief throughout the day place a compress coated with witch hazel inside your underwear for a few hours at a time.It's antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties help reduce the inflammation and itching assoc. with H-roids.
2)Eat a whole orange a day!The rind of citrus fruits contains rutin, a substance that strengthens capillary and blood vessel walls.If the idea of eating a whole orange does not appeal, try boiling the rind and white pith of oranges in enough water to cover, adding a few tablespoons of honey and a tablespoon of vegetable oil.Boil the mixture until the rinds are soft, let cool, and have a few pieces every day until symptoms begin to improve.
3)To reduce pain, swelling, and itching of external h-roids, try dabbing pilewort ointment on the irritated area, several times a day.To make the ointment, warm seven ounces of petroleum jelly and two tablespoons of fresh dried pilewort for 10 minutes.Allow cooling before use.
4)Soak a gauze bandage in apple cider vinegar and place in the anal area overnight.Use tight underwear or a sanitary pad to keep the gauze in place. Relief should be swift, unless the area is raw from scratching, then there may be some burning at first but this too shall pass.
5)After washing the affected anal area with a mild soap, pat dry and apply wheat germ oil liberallly.you might pull on some old underwear to keep the sheets dry and oil free.Alternatively,you can dab the skin around the anus with olive oil to ease bowel movements and soften the inflamed tissues near the perineum.
6)Try running a warm bath before bed, and pour into it a mixture of one cup of baking soda and 5 to 10 drops of chamomile oil.After a 15 minute soak, you'll feel much better.
Traditional advice from Chinese Medicine:1)Avoid sitting on toilet too long (don't make a habit of reading there)2)Rinse the anus and perineum with warm water after each bowel movement. and 3)Use hot compresses and light massage daily to further stimulate blood circ.
Of course there are creams and suppositories avail. over the counter, if all else fails.If you still think it isn't H-roids it wouldn't be a bad idea to see your doctor.Good Luck!
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