Key questions

Point to where the pain is and where it travels to. Questions to ask:

• What type of pain is it: is it constant or does it come and go?

• Have you ever had previous attacks of similar pain?

• What else do you notice when you have the pain?

• Do you know of anything that will bring on the pain? Or relieve it?

• What effect does milk, food or antacids have on the pain?

• Have you noticed any sweats or chills or burning of urine?

• Are your bowels behaving normally? Have you been constipated or had diarrhoea or blood in your motions?

• Have you noticed anything different about your urine?

• What medications do you take?

• Are you smoking heavily or taking heroin or cocaine?

• How much alcohol do you drink?

• Have you travelled recently?

• What is happening with your periods? Is it mid-cycle or are your periods overdue?

• Does anyone in your family have bouts of abdominal pain?

• What operations have you had for your abdomen?

• Have you had your appendix removed?

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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