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A 20-year-old male asked:

How to get my bowls regular after taking dulcolax would it be a good or bad idea to eat oatmeal for dinner also is peanut butter on wheat bread okay?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
individual: Bowel habits are specific to an individual and should not be manipulated to meet some definition of 'normal'. It is a function of diet including fluids and activity level provided all else is equal. Sounds like you are trying to manipulate a prior manipulation. Just go back to your prior diet and activity level. Things should follow along.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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