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1.  Constipation
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, constipation is one of the most common digestive problems in the U.S, with more than four million Americans every year complaining o...
Symptoms:
  • Constipation
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Rectal hemorrhage
  • Blood in stool
2.  Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A syndrome is a collection of symptoms that often occur together. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common syndrome that causes many individuals to seek medical help. This condition is separate from inflammatory bowe...
Symptoms:
  • Constipation
  • Chronic pain
  • Left lower quadrant pain
  • Right lower quadrant pain
  • Anxiety
3.  Hypothyroidism
The thyroid gland is an important endocrine gland that controls the body's metabolism. It is a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck just below the Adam's apple. The thyroid gland produces th...
Symptoms:
  • Constipation
  • Obesity
  • Short stature
  • Joint pain
  • Facial swelling
4.  Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum. According to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, millions of Americans suffer with hemorrhoids.
Symptoms:
  • Constipation
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Dark colored stool
5.  PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition that affects a woman's emotions, physical health, and behavior during certain days of the month generally just before her menstrual period. PMS symptoms start five to 11 day...
Symptoms:
  • Constipation
  • Pain
  • Cold sore
  • Common acne
  • Abdominal pain
6.  Diabetic Neuropathy
Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of types 1 and 2 diabetes due to uncontrolled high blood sugar levels that result in damage to the nerves. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), between 6...
Symptoms:
  • Constipation
  • Numbness of foot
  • Paresthesia
  • Visual impairment
  • Erectile dysfunction
7.  Anal Fissure
An anal fissure is a small cut or tear in the skin lining the anus. Childbirth, straining during bowel movements, or bouts of constipation or diarrhea can all tear the anal lining. Anal fissures are usually not a caus...
Symptoms:
  • Constipation
  • Chronic pain
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Pain
  • Blood in stool
8.  Anal/Rectal Abscess
An anal, or rectal, abscess occurs when a cavity in the anus becomes filled with pus. In addition to extreme pain, the abscess can cause fatigue, rectal discharge, and fever. In some cases, anal abscesses can result i...
Symptoms:
  • Constipation
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Tenesmus
  • Rectal discharge
  • Fever
9.  Crohn’s Disease
Crohn's disease is a chronic bowel disease that causes severe inflammation of the digestive tract. It is associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and may affect your quality of life. Crohn's disease is characterized b...
Symptoms:
  • Constipation
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Abdominal mass
  • Pain with bowel movement
  • General weakness
10.  Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal obstruction occurs when there is a blockage of your small or large intestine. The blockage prevents the passage of fluid or digested food. The blockage may be partial or total.There are many potential cause...
Symptoms:
  • Constipation
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Chronic pain
  • Flatulence
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