A 24-year-old female asked:
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get 25fiber, exercise, and plenty of fluid daily. constantly constipated though. if lucky have 5 days a month that colon works. what is going on?

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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
tough to say: Tough to say what is going on, but you have a chronic constipation with you history, and that needs to be evaluated by a GI dr. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, but at 24, you may have ibs-c (irritable dowel syndrome with predominant constipation) and there are several medications that may help you, best wishes.
Answered on May 2, 2016
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