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Constipation: Treatments & Complications

Most people who are mildly constipated do not need laxatives. However, for those who have made diet and lifestyle changes and are still onstipated, they can take laxatives for a limited period. A doctor should determine when a patient needs a laxative and which form is best.  Different laxative groups are: • Bulk-forming laxatives generally are considered the safest but can  interfere with absorption of some medicines. These laxatives are to be taken with water. They absorb water and make the... 

The most common causes of constipation

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Some people with IBS, also known as spastic colon, have spasms in the colon that affect bowel movements. Constipation and diarrhoea often alternate. Pregnancy. During pregnancy constipation can occur because of hormonal changes or because of compression of the intestine by the uterus.  Aging may also affect bowel regularity because slower  metabolism results in less intestinal activity and muscle tone.  Changes in life or routine. People often become constipated... 

Anal Fissure Treatments

The goals of treatment are: • To regulate the consistency of the stools. • Relaxation of the anal sphincter tone. • To avoid discomfort, bleeding and pain. • Healing of the fissure. Treatment of acute fissure An acute fissure is managed with non-operative treatments and over 90 per cent will heal without surgery. Most acute fissures usually heal in six weeks.  

Anal fissure: Symptoms, causes & diagnosis

An anal fissure is a small tear or cut in the lining of the anus which can cause pain and/or bleeding. Symptoms Common symptoms include pain that is worse with bowel movements, burning in the anus, bleeding when passing stools, itching and/or a tearing sensation. Patients may try to avoid defecation because of the pain. Pain persists for some time after passing of stool.