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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctors can examine: An older adult with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of food and poop ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: Young adults under age 30 are unlikely to have bowel cancer. A person can never tell if he is the rare unlucky one to get cancer at a young age. More ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not gall bladder: You should take fiber foods (see site below for info). Or you could take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. In either case drink enough water daily so t ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
No to both: Constipation typically involves eliminating stool from the colon. Absorption of nutrients occurs in the small intestine which is higher up. So being ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not specific: Constipation is not specific to ovarian cancer. Address it through diet, fiber and water. You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enoug ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience Medical Oncology
Please get evaluated: Specially if you are concerned and there is family history or other clinical signs.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Change in diet: Whole host of things it could entail. Have you been traveling? Certainly a change in diet could do it. At your age would recommend adding fiber and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: It can mean change is size, amount, color or consistency of stool. It may change due to eating a different diet, infection, bleeding, inflammation, ca ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Broad differential: Could be one of many things, but it should be further evaluated by your doctor.
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