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A 20-year-old female asked:

Not able to pass a bowel movement without taking a laxative. haven't been able to go in a week. lots of gas but all that comes out is foamy stuff. :(?

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Dr. David Duncan m.d.
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Grandmothers say: Its probably your diet. They are mostly right on this topic. Its also summer and hot in most places so you are likely to get dehydrated making BM more difficult. It is unlikely to be a serious problem. SO, drink enough liquids to make your urine come out lighter than Wylers Lemonaid. Eat LOTS of stone fruit today and leafy vegs. stool softeners are OK. You will probably be better by Mon.

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Last updated Jul 25, 2017

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