Hi there. I am a 21 year old relatively healthy female, my only main concern is for as long as I can remember I have had problems with constipation. I have never been regular and sometimes go longer than 2 weeks without having a bowel movement. I have tried everything from taking Benefiber and eating more fiber-rich foods and nothing seems to work. There is alot of discomfort whenever I do make a BM because the stool is usually large and I will bleed from the size (at least I think it's from the size)
I have seen my doctor about this and he had prescribed me Amitiza which was working for the first couple weeks I was on it, but then I stopped going every day and started going maybe once a week and the pill itself made me extremely nauseous. He has taken me off Amitiza since I had just found out I am pregnant with my second. So now I'm back to square one and I have no idea what to do.
I do have a history of colon cancer in my family and am fearing that if I don't get this taken care of, it will result to that.
Has anybody ever experienced anything like this and what have you done to treat this besides from the obvious answers (increasing fiber, more fluid intake..etc)
Thanks so much for reading!