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I have been having problems having a bum since August. I've

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I have been having problems having a bum since August. I've been put on several meds and nothing has helped. I was always regular and now only go with either milk of magnesia, correct all or manual help. I hurt all the time, bloated, swelling, pain, gas. I have a uterus that tilts backward, and when I have to manually help, I feel something blocking the bowels and I gently push it out of the way and can go. It is very soar and hurts, I think it's my uterus. My stomach burns all the time and feels like I have icy hot in my intestines and stomach. I have pain in my lower left pelvic area. This has been going on for 4 months and I am tired!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Did you have any tests done?

Fibroids in uterus a benign tumor can press on the intestine causing constipation.

Other possibility can be diverticular disease causing bowel problem.

Bowel obstruction is also a possibility.

CT scan of the abdomen with contrast is required as part of evaluation.

Besidesthat, sometimes, intestine may not contract well causing this problem.

Also increased pressure in the anal sphincter can cause constipation.

Linactolide is one such medication which helps with chronic constipation.

YOushould follow a high fiber diet.

Stool softeners like Miralax powder should taken daily.

Stimulant laxatives like bisacodyl and senna tablets can be combined with miralax.

A rectal enema ( Fleet's enema) also can be tried.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you should get your thyroid hormone levels checked. low thyroid hormone levels can cause constipation.

you might need a stool transit study which can check for slow bowel transit times.

you should talk to your doctor about getting a colonoscopy performed.

a colonoscopy can check for bowel inflammation and strictures.

low thyroid hormone levels can cause fatigue

have you had your thyroid hormone levels checked?

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