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Irregular Bowels

Hi All,
   I am a female of 26 years old. I have this strange problem of not having any bowels for 4-5 days..
I have a very very irregular bowel movement and the surprising thing is even after not excreting for 5-6 days I never used to feel any discomfort or irritation or anything. But I think this is a problem which later might turn out to be serious. I have normal and healthy food habbbits and I also exercise a lot. i.e 1Hr in the morning and 1 hr in the evening. I think I am highly constipated. I have this farting problem. I fart a lot. These days Even if i go I always feel my stomach is not completely empty or is not completely free but I am unable to clean my stomach every morning.
Kindly suggest what can i do? Also tell me if this is a serious problem, coz i dont feel much discomfort and hence I am unbale to realise if this is a problem at all.
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Hi, just want to say I am 53 yrs. old and have had similar problems throughout my life.  I think it's just the IBS, but some things you can try is stool softeners, eating yogurt, and maybe eating more fiber.

I think the gas can be caused by the constipation.
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I am a 38 year old female. I have been in the military for over 10 years. For the last 5 years I have not had a normal bowel cycle. I was diagnosed with IBS back in 2004. However, after a few years the medications didn't help relieve any of the pain or bloating associated with IBS. Now after 5 years my doctor finally gave me a pill that had these little circle things in them that could be seen on an X-Ray. I took the pill and then 5 days later went and got my X-Ray. Even the tech asked if I had a lazy bowel...I'm not saying it is the cure but you might want to have your Doctor check and make sure your stomach and colon are functioning correctly. This is just something you can try if you are having to take laxatives or stool softners to have a decent bowel movement.
My fiance is very happy that he doesn't have to smell my gas since sometimes it smelled like something curled up and died in there. Hope this helps someone not go through that pain I have been going through for over 5 years now.  
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Hi there,
Exercising is good but try not to push yourself too hard as this might worsen the constipation. Regular exercise is perfect but if you over push then your constipation will worsen.Drink 3 liters of water every day,try to drink grapefruit juice(natural) or eat grapefruit it will help to fight constipation as grapefruit contains a lot of fiber and helps digestion. Milk products are very useful to fight constipation.

The other thing you can try to by fibrogel and drink one in the morning and one before sleep, this is a high fiber drink which helps to ppl with constipation. In most cases your constipation will reduce in 3-4 days after first intake

By the way all above symptoms mentioned caused by constipation if you will cure constipation you won't have any discomfort any longer

Good luck
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Hi I'm Kellyfl, Your problem Sound just like me And I'm 56 But Age has nothing to do with it. But I have Been real Gases and It Don't feel like I Empty Out all the way, Well I Know I Don't Empty out all the way. But I Have severe gas pain's.Every day, I Go To My Primary Doctor soon, I Hope I Fine Out. Your The Closes Person That seem to have the same thing. I Hope We Fine out.Its gets pretty painful some days. Hang in there.
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You could try Align, which is a new probiotic product that doctors and patients are very enthusiastic about.  It completely cures a lot of people's digestive ills.  It is expensive, and usually right next to it you will see other brands that are trying to imitate it.  I'd try the Align first to see if it works for you, and if it does, then you could experiment with the imitation products and see if it works as well.  

If that doesn't solve it, you should be checked for Celiac disease (there are blood tests).  Do not try stopping gluten from your diet first because then the tests won't be effective.  You could also have trouble with dairy, and this could be a dairy allergy OR just a temporary sensitivity from the damage Celiac disease causes.  

Don't put off figuring this out because if it's Celiac disease, you are going to get a lot sicker and could end up with brittle bones and autoimmune diseases!  It's harder to turn it around when your body has been starving from lack of nutrition.  DO IT NOW.
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my wife goes to the looseveral times a day and even through the nite she has had the camera through her back passage to look around but found nothging ?but there is ov something not rite the doctors cant understand what it is that causes it can anyone give us some positive imformation as to the cause of this . thankyou.
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