Constipation is a very common type of disease in anorectal diseases, but if it is not treated in time, it will endanger your health. Are you suffering from constipation? The Department of Colorectal and Anal Surgery (General Surgery 4) of Taihe Hospital Affiliated to Hubei Medical College will introduce the self-test method for constipation. I hope everyone will pay enough attention to constipation and treat it in time.
Is there a phenomenon that alternates with diarrhea?
Constipation and diarrhea alternately appear, with immediate constipation and sometimes diarrhea. This situation can be seen in the intestinal dysfunction disease-irritable bowel syndrome, and can also occur in patients with intestinal tuberculosis or Crohn's disease.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a kind of functional bowel disease characterized by abdominal pain or abdominal discomfort with changes in bowel habits. It is mostly young and middle-aged, with mental factors and paresthesias. The course of the disease lasts from several years to decades, but the whole body Health is not affected. Intestinal tuberculosis often has right lower abdominal pain, masses, symptoms of tuberculosis poisoning (low fever in the afternoon), weight loss, anemia, and symptoms of extraintestinal tuberculosis, etc., and anti-tuberculosis treatment is effective. Crohn's disease can also have the above-mentioned similar symptoms. The definite diagnosis mainly depends on X-ray and colonoscopy, and pathological biopsy can confirm the diagnosis.
Is constipation accompanied by abdominal pain?
Constipation is accompanied by obvious abdominal pain. First, it is necessary to rule out whether there is intestinal obstruction. The typical symptoms of complete intestinal obstruction are abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting, and the anus stops passing gas. If it is incomplete intestinal obstruction, although the stool is not clear, there is still gas in the anus. In addition to the above symptoms, intestinal obstruction can sometimes see abdominal bloating, intestinal shape, active bowel sounds or bowel sounds completely disappeared, there is obvious tenderness in the abdomen, and sometimes even a lump can be felt.
Is constipation accompanied by abdominal masses?
Constipation with a lump in the left lower abdomen may have 3 conditions, fecal lump, spasmodic colon or colon tumor. If the mass is like a string and disappears after defecation, it is often a fecal mass, so don't panic and seek medical attention; if the mass is in the shape of a sausage, the surface is smooth, and the pressure can disappear, often indicating a spasm colon; if, the mass The texture is hard and the position is fixed. Whether it is after defecation or by rubbing the mass, it cannot disappear. This situation must not be taken lightly. You should go to the hospital in time for necessary examinations to determine whether it is a colon tumor.
Is constipation accompanied by weight loss?
Constipation accompanied by weight loss is an important symptom that cannot be ignored. If anemia occurs at the same time, changes in stool characteristics should be considered for the possibility of colon tumors, and you must go to the hospital for examination in time. In middle-aged and elderly people, constipation accompanied by weight loss, and a family history of diabetes, should go to the hospital to check blood sugar to understand whether there is diabetes, so that the primary disease can be treated in time.
Are stool characteristics changed?
The stool is black, tarry, and positive for occult blood, suggesting gastrointestinal bleeding.
Stool shape becomes thinner, beware of colorectal tumors.
Bloody stool is also a prominent manifestation of colorectal cancer. However, blood dripping on the surface of stool should be distinguished from hemorrhoid bleeding and anal fissure.
The stool is hard as lumps and resembles sheep feces, and may be stool after colonic spasm.
Reminder: Have you experienced the above situation? Please do not hesitate to go to the Department of Colorectal and Anal Surgery (General Surgery 4) of Taihe Hospital Affiliated to Hubei Medical College to check and confirm the diagnosis, and then treat symptomatically to avoid delay in treatment and aggravate the condition.