Many patients complain that frequent constipation in them always accompanies pain in the right lower abdomen. In some people, unpleasant sensations appear in the left side. Why is this happening, and how can I get rid of unpleasant symptoms? When these symptoms appear, it is necessary to consult a specialist, since the different localization of unpleasant sensations associated with stool delays indicates different pathologies that provoke its appearance. Not all of them can be associated with diseases of the digestive tract, so only conducting an appropriate diagnosis can reveal the true cause.
Most often, constipation and pain in the right or left side, as well as in the lower abdomen, testify to the stagnation and hardening of the stool of intestinal obstruction that arose. But also such a symptomatology can speak about other organic lesions in the abdominal cavity of a person. To understand what factor contributed to the emergence of unpleasant symptoms, you need to turn to a specialist and undergo diagnostic tests. In the case when pain in the right or left side of the abdomen and constipation has arisen due to intestinal obstruction, the following accompanying symptoms are characteristic for pathology:
- Severe swelling due to a large accumulation of gases in the intestine;
- Nausea accompanied by repeated vomiting;
- Occurrence of edema.
Patients are often interested in whether it is possible to eliminate such manifestations as prolonged constipation, swelling, pain in the lower right side of the abdomen, to the touch resembling a stone, and heavily swollen due to accumulated gases in the abdominal cavity. To get rid of this symptomatology by domestic methods is quite realistic, only it should be done after examination by a specialist and finding out that such signs are not provoked by a serious pathology, among which there can be both acute appendicitis and dangerous diseases of the stomach, liver or kidneys. If the constipation hurts not on the right, but in the left side of the abdominal cavity, this may indicate a pathology such as malabsorption. This is the inability of the small intestinal mucosa to perceive any nutrient, for example, cereals or milk.
If prolonged constipation and pain on the right have arisen without any reasons that require urgent medical or surgical treatment, you can try to cope with the problem yourself. Do not resort in this case to enemas or laxatives. They can bring only a temporary effect, and in the future, trigger an increase in constipation and painful sensations on the right due to the fact that their use weakens the bowel motility.
Pain in the right or left side with constipation, how to get rid of it?
This question bothers many people. Experts recommend that, with such signs, first of all, adjust the diet by introducing a sufficient number of dishes containing vegetable fiber. This will soften the stool and normalize the acts of defecation. Also from the spasms and pains on the right, caused by not some kind of organic or inflammatory pathology, but a prolonged constipation, a gentle massage of the abdominal cavity will help. It is best to spend it in the morning after waking up. Such an effect will bring the intestines into tone and improve its performance.
Also help in such a situation, when constipation is accompanied by pain localized mostly in the right half of the abdominal cavity and indicating that the intestine is excessively choked with calves, plant laxatives can. There are many recipes of folk medicine, herbal decoctions and teas that allow you to achieve the desired result very quickly and soften the stool stones that cause such symptoms.