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Early on in PD, how many bowl movements did you have in a day

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Early on and currently, if you guys dont mind me asking?

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I didn't realize that constipation was a PD symptom. I was very constipated and was lucky to have a bm every other day. It was so bad that (this is gross) I felt I needed to dig it out. I still have trouble and when I need to, I'll use an enema

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Bowel movement problems (mainly constipation) are a very common symptom and can present many years before diagnosis.  The question should be:  How many bowel movements did you have per week?  And, the answer for me would be none.

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From my limited experience, my MDS said that constipation is one of the first things that they look for in DX PD.  For me I went from daily then every 3 days to now if I go weekly I think I've accomplished something. I even use every softener and laxative out there.  

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Often constipation is caused by the various meds one is taking as well as  diet (too much meat, not enough fiber). I have slow bowel motility - slow absorption and passage of food - caused by PD and I have no problem with bowel movements, although once in a while it may take an extra day, but it happens easily - no pressure....  I eat lots of fiber and little meat. Apparently MM is suppose to help bowel movements, especially diarrhea, though I've never noticed.

 

 

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Hello Forum Members,

My husband has had PD for 11 years and 1 g Fish Oil capsule taking at bedtime seem to help with constipation in addition to adding fiber in diet. Perhaps the Forum Nutritionist can give us her expertise advice

Thanks

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Hello Ducks,

 

You will need to write to Kathrynne the nutritionist on her forum to get a direct answer. Just an FYI. I've had constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome for 30 years. I was just diagnosed with Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth and will start treatment for that tomorrow. SIBO is very common in PD. Kathrynne was the one who suggested I get tested.

 

Dianne

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It varies, depending on which of my issues is dominant that day. I suffer from both constipation from PD, and overactive bowels caused by my lack of a gallbladder. Usually the second helps relieve the first if I eat certain foods. 

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I've gone from every other day to maybe once every 4 or 5 days.  I always dread it because as everyone knows, it can be painful after that long.  I keep saying I need to take a softener, but always forget until it's too late.  :oops:

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I find i am both i am ok one day then very lose then hard then so on is part of on pd

i mean is this part of on pd

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I have suffered constipation for years. With PD onset it got worse.

I have now found a combination of a herbal laxative and stool softener.

I also exercise a lot.

Now I go every day, and what a relief. :-P

Don't settle for going every other day, or less frequently.

Keep asking and trying until you get the right formula.

 

You will feel ever so much better/ 8)

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