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Old 11-22-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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Lifetime constipation

In 16 and I've had constipation since I was a baby. My poop is pebble like. The other day it was green and you could see green bile floating around it. My stomach hurts all the time and I can't lay on my stomach. I don't know what to do but I'm tired of this and I don't want to live like this anymore. What could it be and what should I do?

 
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In 16 and I've had constipation since I was a baby. My poop is pebble like. The other day it was green and you could see green bile floating around it. My stomach hurts all the time and I can't lay on my stomach. I don't know what to do but I'm tired of this and I don't want to live like this anymore. What could it be and what should I do?
I can understand your pain and discomfort as I have also had to deal with chronic constipation all of my life and I am 51 years old, then in June of 1996 I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. I now fluctuate between being constipated and explosive diarrhea,severe abdominal cramps, and lots of trapped gas which adds to the pain.
I went on the internet about a year and a half a go looking for natural ways to treat chronic constipation without using stimulant laxatives. I found an article about retraining your bowels. I read the article thoroughly and started the program the next morning. It took about a week to establish a set time schedule to move my bowels. The first 2-3 days I had to use a glycerin suppository to soften the hard stool and for my bowels getting use to moving at the same time every day.
This is what I do every day to make sure I move my bowels at least once a day.
1. I drink at least 64 oz. a day of water.
2. Eat 25-30 grams of fiber a day.
3. I take Citrucel in the morning with breakfast and then again in the evening after I get home from work.
4. I have a daily set time schedule for sitting on the toilet to move my bowels. I allow 30 minutes for this. I listen to relaxing music and do slow deep breathing exercises. It helps my body to relax and it makes it easier to go without pain. It does take time,patience,and commitment on my part to keep my bowels moving on a daily basis. If I get lazy about the routine for more than 2 days in row then I pay for it on the 3 rd day by having to force myself by straining hard to move my bowels.
You're so young to be having to be in so much pain discomfort from chronic constipation. Are your parents aware that you still struggle to be able to move your bowels regularly ? If not, then I suggest you let them know so they can get you checked by a doctor to make sure that there is no serious problems causing the constipation. Is anyone else in your family struggle with chronic constipation because sometimes it run in families. I know it's an embarrassing problem to talk about to your parents and doctor but you need to let them know. I hope some these suggestions help relieve your constipation problem.

 
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Thank you and yes my parents do know they thinks its funny.

 
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Thank you and yes my parents do know they thinks its funny.
Why do they think it's funny ? This is serious lomg term problem. Chronic constipation puts you at higher risk for colorectal cancer later on in life. No one that has regular bowel movements and it doesn't hurt to go can't possibly understand what pain and discomfort we go through by not being able to go and how much it does when we're finally able to go !

 
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