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Old 04-06-2007, 01:29 AM   #1
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Can constipation affect your breathing???

I am a 22 year old male and I have a Mucosal Prolapse. I was diagnosed in 2005 after waking up one morning only to find that I was severely constipated, I looked into the mirror only to find that when I strained I would see tissue come out of my rectum and then it would go back in. In retrospect I never had the slightest problem with constipation, I used to have 3 BMs a day. Now I'm lucky if I have 2 or sometimes 1. My doctor told me to switch to a high-fiber diet.

Late last year I was constipated for like 5 days straight, I consumed so much fibre (metamucil) and water and I still couldn't go! on the 5th day I was on my second day of my new job, I had these constant strong urges to defecate and I would go to the bathroom only to be constipated, the prolapse was getting in the way (like always). So then I went back to work and I noticed that my breathing was gradually getting shallower and shallower 'til I couldn't take deep breaths, I then started to have tunnel vision. My heart was pounding, I got up and ran outside to get some fresh air, my supervisor follwed me out and asked what was wrong, I told her to call the ambulance. I was sent to the hospital only to find out that what I have suffered from what was an "Anxiety Attack", they told me that I worked myself up of anxiety throughout these 5 days. I had 3 different doctors from different days tell me the same thing, they told me that long-term constipation doesn't affect your breathing at all (Doesn't it affect your diaphragm???). I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder.

I sometimes have back pains and pains on the left and right side of my chest and ribs, it pervades here and there at different times, during constipation and after defecation.

I saw a Gastroentrologist, he said that my Mucosal Prolapse was caused by life long straining, he suggested that I get a "Rubber Band Ligation" procedure done for Mucosal Prolapse, I will be awake during this procedure. Does anyone know if this will help? What he's going to do is take about 3 inches of my rectum and "Band" it. It will then decapitate during a BM. Does anyone know if this will help? Can anyone relate to me? And does constipation affect your breathing or is it just my anxiety that's causing it?

Thanks guys.

 
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