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About a month ago my brother passed away a day after his service I became constipated this happened about one month ago he die from colon and now I am afraid that I may be going through something myself. I've been pooping hard stool, once or twice I saw a speck of blood, look like I saw mucus on it, and there's nothing I can do to unconstipate myself. I am scared and nervous can someone please give me some advice.

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replied June 20th, 2018
Colon Cancer Answer A64027
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Based on your history, it would be advisable that you get tests including a stool examination and a colonoscopy which can clear all your doubts about possibility of cancer.

Constipation in adults is due to a stressed lifestyle with lack of proper eating habits ,having more junk and processed food, rather than freshly prepared whole foods, low intake of dietary fiber and inadequate amounts of fluids.

You might consider adding enough fiber in your diet. Vegetables with high-fiber content (peas, beans, apricots, prunes, peaches, pears, plums, spinach), fresh fruits, dried fruits, and whole wheat, bran, or oatmeal cereals are excellent sources of fiber. To reap the benefits of fiber, drink plenty of fluids to help pass the stool.

Include a lot of whole grain bread, corn bran, cereals, buns, muffins, bran flakes, whole wheat cereals, whole grain pasta, and brown rice in your daily diet.
Whole grains - help to enhance the digestive system.

Regular exercise (abdominal contraction exercises and leg raises) are also important in establishing regular normal bowel movements.

Follow healthy eating habits including eating at regular intervals and avoiding skipping of meals.

Taking time to have a bowel movement when you need to. Visit the toilet for 15 minutes in the morning, even if you are unable to have a bowel movement. This relaxes and stimulates your digestive system.

Following the measures suggested above might be very helpful to resolve your condition.

In case, the above measures are not helping, consulting a doctor for a examination and rule out obstructive defecation disorders.

I hope this helps.

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