The Cause Does Not Defecate For A Month?
Hello, I want to ask, my close friend is very afraid to want a doctor to check his condition. He was 15 years old, he did not defecate for a month, and there must be a month when he had diarrhea for several days, it happened continuously every month. afraid to seek treatment. If I may know what the disease is, and how to follow it up. Please help😊
Hello, good night Zela ...
If someone has defecated less than three times a week, then that person can be said to experience constipation. There are many things that cause constipation, including:
less consumption of fiber (especially those from fruits and vegetables) and less consumption of water
lack of active movement (rarely exercise)
often resist the urge to defecate
excessive use of laxatives
side effects of drugs, such as antacid drugs, anti-depressants, iron tablets, and analgesics (anti-pain) strong narcotic groups
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Muscle and nerve disorders in the digestive system
Thyroid hormone disorders (hypothyroidism)
malignancy in the intestine
We cannot be certain of what illnesses your friend has, because it requires extracting more detailed information and also a direct examination to be able to diagnose the cause of your friend's complaint. Therefore, we strongly recommend that your friend immediately consult a doctor directly (more specifically a gastroenterologist). Your friend certainly does not need to feel afraid / worried about going to the doctor because if this condition is protracted, it is not likely to aggravate the complaint. When checking, the doctor will conduct questions and answers about complaints in more detail, do a physical examination, and if needed the doctor will suggest additional examinations such as X-ray examination, ultrasound, blood tests, and so forth.
While waiting for the check schedule, here are a few suggestions your friend can make:
consumption of high fiber foods (vegetables and fruit) every day
Consumption of water at least 10 glasses a day
not resist the urge to defecate
That's all, hopefully it helps ..