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by Dr Jamal Hayat
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: bowel incontinence
Topic: Neuogenic Bowel
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: Neuogenic Bowel

Hi There Shane - yes there is such a thing - an anal or rectal irrigation system- but this is relatively high up on the ladder of treatment for constipation, other non-medical treatments as well including biofeedback which is normally run through a specialist nurse-led clinic may be useful too. It s...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Monthly constipation
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: Monthly constipation

We know that women are more affected by constipation than men particularly young females. The reasons remain slightly controversial and not completely clear, but are thought to be related to hormonal changes that can occur during your menstrual cycle. The hormonal changes can affect the transit thro...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Diverticular Disease and diarrhoea
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Diverticular Disease and diarrhoea

Dear Caroline, The short history of diarrhoea can be caused by a number of factors - possible related to your diverticular disease but there are many other causes. Most episodes of a viral gastroenteritis clear up quite quickly - however if you have persistent symptoms - then you should discuss with...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Constipation
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: Constipation

Dear Michelle, I think you need to be seen in secondary care to be assessed in more detail.. In view of the persistent rectal bleeding -you should have a camera test called a flexible sigmoidoscopy. This is a very quick test which takes about ten minutes to examine the left side of the bowel to chec...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: stomach is distended and hard and painful
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: stomach is distended and hard and painful

Dear Heidi, Bisacodyl is considered a stimulant laxative, so you may benefit from an additional laxatives in addition eg macrogol. This can be used short term at an increased dose to relieve the symptoms of faecal impaction which may be responsible for some of your pain. If you have tried this befor...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: mild diverticulosis
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: mild diverticulosis

Hi, Diverticular disease is extremely common and more frequent the older you get, in fact over half of individuals over the age of 80 will have some evidence of diverticulosis. It can give problems such as pain, altered bowel habit, rectal bleeding and a fever if there is associated diverticulitis(i...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: severe bowel pain linked to being constipated
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: severe bowel pain linked to being constipated

Hi Lucy, The pain associated with constipation can be related to either spasm of the muscles of the colon or when the bowel wall gets stretched. Having had an episode of food poisoning can change the sensitivity at which you start to develop symptoms, as well as temporarily the way the bowel works. ...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: IBS
Topic: IBS and long term use of Senna
Replies: 1
Views: 1291

Re: IBS and long term use of Senna

It is better to have laxatives and not be constipated, then to be constipated and not have laxatives. However it is important as much as possible to modify your diet and other lifestyle factors to assist with your constipation as much so as to become less reliant on laxatives. As most people are awa...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: bowel cancer
Topic: How quickly do new bowel polyps appear in the colon?
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: How quickly do new bowel polyps appear in the colon?

Polyps tend to grow slowly over several years - sessile serrated polyps which you have mentioned can be very difficult to spot, particularly if the bowel preparation (the laxative you take to clear out your bowels) hasn't worked completely. They can also hide under bits of mucus. A 20mm polyp is siz...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Prolapse causing bowel problem?
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: Prolapse causing bowel problem?

The prolapse suggest you have weakness of your pelvic floor muscles which can lead to escape/leakage of stool. Whilst you may find the pessary helps, it is important to have further plan including strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, ensuring you have a good fluid and fibre intake and even laxat...
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