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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
OTC aids to stool: Stool sofeners (colace) moisten & soften hard, dry stools whereas fiber supplements (metamucil) buks stool due to both water-holding & increased bacte ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Try significantly: increasing the fiber in your diet.You may need to see your doctor to help regulate this.Continued straining can result in the development of hemorrhoi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dunn
40 years experience Phlebology
Water & fiber help: Make yourself eat fiber and drink 6-10 8 oz glasses of water a day (that's 3-5 16 oz bottles of water a day). Why don't you have veggies and fruit aro ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Enema over softener: Enema will likely help more than a softener, since the stool is already in the rectum. Sometimes, digital disimpaction is needed - using your finger ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
YouHaveAFullHouse?: A Wise Man once said "There's a hole at the bottom and it will all come out eventually." In your young case I bet that might be true. I think you sho ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: That is very suspicious. You need to be seen asap.
A 12-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Please see doctor: I think the simple answer is a yes, 'but answer. This sounds like a significant situation that must be fully studied. I am sure your pediatrician can ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chioma Lazz
40 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: There is a possibility that the dose given was a bit much for him. No cause for alarm as long as he is active and well hydrated. Effect will definitel ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Fluids,prune ; diet: Drink at least 8 glasses of filtered water daily.Eat lenty of fruits ; veg.Prune ; prune juice will help.Add 25-30 gm of fiber/day. Stool must not be ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Impacted...: If you have a big, hard, stool that won't pass out of your body, you are "impacted". Treatment for the condition starts with manual removal of the i ... Read More

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