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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.
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I've had constipation problems for years. Lately severe,

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I've had constipation problems for years. Lately severe, sometimes no BM for up to 3-4 weeks. Tried everything over the counter without much success. Some occasional relief. This along with stomache cramping and nausea and intestinal pain for more than a month. Anti-nausea med doesn't work. No vomiting no fever. Also zero energy, and my muscles hurt for no reason. Please help
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
If you have not had a colonoscopy..this is required, asap.
laxative use can make the problem use, especially if for years.
Diet is important.
Right now, you need to see a gastroenterologist, as you age makes this situation problematic, and a scope is needed.
I would also be glad to review your diet.
Please tell me what you eat at each meal, typical day.
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