Frequent Constipation And Incomplete Bowel Movements Accompanied By A Pipe In The Stomach?
Hello, my mother is 69 years old, weighs 35 kg (and has always been low since her 60s), and suffers from hypertension. Often cholesterol levels are also high. What I want to ask, in the left side of my mother’s stomach is like a long structure similar to a pipe or bone (cylindrical and tends to be clearer when touched). The direction is upright extending from around under the chest to the top of the genitals. What is the large intestine? And is that condition dangerous? If you have to check with your doctor about what?
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Complaints about the mass of the stomach can be caused by several possibilities, including: hardened stool (for example due to constipation), soft tissue tumors (eg lipoma), umbilical hernia, skin disorders, etc. You are advised to have your mother checked by a doctor or surgeon in order to get a proper evaluation through a complete history taking, comprehensive physical examination, and supporting examinations (for example: X-rays, abdominal ultrasound, tissue biopsy) if indicated. Surgery is usually needed if the lump is caused by a tumor or umbilical hernia. An assessment of the need for surgery can only be done through a direct examination by a doctor.
Meanwhile, complaints of constipation can be caused by several possibilities, including:
Lack of fiber and water intake (unsatisfactory defecation due to lack of frequency or difficulty in passing stool because it is hard, due to insufficient fiber and water intake)
Impaired bowel movements (unsatisfactory bowel movements due to lack of frequency or difficulty removing stool due to hardness, caused by intestinal inflammation or the presence of a mass that can cause blockages)
As a recommendation at home, your mother should increase consumption of fibrous foods such as fruits and vegetables, drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and exercise regularly. To broaden your horizons, you can read articles about constipation.
Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.