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Change in bowel movements

So for the last few weeks I've been having a change in bowel habits, normal for me is once a day in the morning easy to pass, three weeks ago I went twice a day for three days, had wind and stools were a bot softer, this was followed by a few days of normal stools then I had several days of mild constipation, small hard stools followed by a day of not going followed by passing a hard stool the following day, few days normal but now back to the mild constipation, I've no other symptoms, last year I had a flexible sigmoidoscopy as a result of piles, I'm 38, should I be worried, thanks

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Hi Tania

You could do with treatment for constipation, something gentle like Movicol or Lactulose that your GP could prescribe. Also good idea to tell your GP of the change as you could now have IBS-C. Hope I've helped. X

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I know I'm going to the worst place but I just keep thinking what if it's a very early sign of bowel cancer, I've gone into Google overdrive recently, I'm gonna call the doctor this morning to get an appointment, it just seems to keep changing for no apparent reason

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I know how you are feeling I am thinking about myself the same thing I'm worried sick

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Go see a doctor.

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I spoke to the doctor over the phone, she just said to try pro biotics fir ten days and call back if that didn't help, was kinda hoping to have my mind put at rest a bit more

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I took an actimel this morning, I've just had diarrhea, proper, really stressed now, gonna stop taking that and see what happens tomorrow, I guess it could be because I'm stressing

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Stop taking what?

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I would try golden linseed . Soaked overnight. I dessert spoon to start. This is natural so no chemicals.i add some warm water when I swallow ,easier to go down.give it a try,it helps with my constipation

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I'll try that t grannycake, bit worried that I had the diarrhea yesterday afternoon still, guess it could have been cos I'm feeling anxious

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I agree,it happens to me when I have a hospital or dental appointment

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Vicious circle, you're stressed cos your poop is funny and your poop is funny cos you're stressed

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Have you tried Aloa Vera. I swear by it for constipation. Please don't worry. It sounds like whats been going on with me for years on and off.

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