Discussions By Symptom: Bowel Problems

My husband has suffered from extreme constipation for about 2 weeks.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 11, 2014
  • 05:12 PM

It is relieved somewhat after taking metamucil and another product. But he is kept up at night with urges to defecate . Nothing happens but these urges keep him up and have given him bad insomnia. I think it is IBS. He has had a colonoscopy in 2012 with normal results. He is 69 and has had general good health.
Any advice? As his wife, it is very upsetting to watch this. For over 2 weeks he gets up several times at night to use the washroom with nothing happening. He claims he has a need to go but then cannot.

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