Causes Of Constipation Even Though You Have Eaten Fruit?

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..rnI have been constipated for about 4 days. I’ve been consuming papaya and drinking more water, but the stools that are passed are still hard and I feel pain in the anus.. should I take constipation laxatives?rnPlease explain. thanks

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Hi khofifahindarp,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Consumption of fruit, vegetables, and drinking lots of water can indeed help launch bowel movements. However, these steps alone are often not enough. You also need to balance it with other, more comprehensive steps, including:

Avoid holding back the urge to defecate Calm your mind, don't stress or worry too much Diligently exercise Don't sit too much, etc. With the steps above, constipation can generally be overcome so that it doesn't drag on. Taking laxatives should be postponed unless your doctor has prescribed them for you.

If you have taken the above steps, but your bowel movements are still not smooth, we recommend that you visit a doctor for further evaluation. In some cases, investigations may be needed, such as laboratory, X-ray, ultrasound, or others to determine the correct diagnosis. Some possible causes of constipation to watch out for are:

Typhoid fever (typhoid) Intra-abdominal tumors Hypothyroidism (hypoactive thyroid gland) Hypercalcemia (high calcium levels in the blood) Dehydration (lack of fluid) Hemorrhoids (hemorrhoids) Anal fissure (tears in the wall of the anus) Colorectal cancer Anal cancer Excessive anxiety disorders, etc. Knowing the diagnosis With the right treatment, treatment can be done more specifically according to the underlying diagnosis.

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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