How do you know if it's constipation or something else?

Table of contents:

  1. How do you know if it's constipation or something else?
  2. What other symptoms can constipation cause?
  3. Can you be constipated and still have regular bowel movements?
  4. What does constipation pain feel like?
  5. What's the best thing to take for constipation?
  6. Does your body become dependent on miralax?

How do you know if it's constipation or something else?

Symptoms

  1. Passing fewer than three stools a week.
  2. Having lumpy or hard stools.
  3. Straining to have bowel movements.
  4. Feeling as though there's a blockage in your rectum that prevents bowel movements.
  5. Feeling as though you can't completely empty the stool from your rectum.

What other symptoms can constipation cause?

While nausea and constipation go hand-in-hand, constipation can also cause other symptoms such as: stomach bloating. flatulence. stomach pain.

Can you be constipated and still have regular bowel movements?

Can You Be Constipated and Still Poop? Yes. It's possible that you can be constipated, yet still have bowel movements. Constipation is typically defined as having fewer than three bowel movements a week.

What does constipation pain feel like?

fullness in the stomach or pelvic region. cramping of the bowels. feeling like stool remains in the rectum but cannot pass. feelings of heaviness or discomfort in the stomach and abdominal regions.

What's the best thing to take for constipation?

Stool softeners such as docusate calcium (Surfak) and docusate sodium (Colace) make stools easier to pass by adding fluid to them. Having softer stool can prevent you from having to strain during bowel movements. Your doctor may recommend one of these products if your constipation is due to childbirth or surgery.

Does your body become dependent on miralax?

Gentle Non-Stimulant Laxative: Miralax® (polyethylene glycol) works with our body's natural process to relieve constipation. You must be adequately hydrated to achieve desired results (see hydration above). Avoid stimulant laxatives as our bodies can become dependent on them.