A 42-year-old member asked:
what to do if i have cronic constipation and when i defecate, my stool are very big balls , what is the cause?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Eric Kaplan answered
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. Pelletized stool is due to dehydration
Answered on Jul 20, 2014
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