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A 17-year-old female asked:

im 16 i've had problems pooping since i was 5 i go on and off. i've been to doctors. i still don't go?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Vitamin C Flush: Try a vitamin c flush 500mg 3x/day and add another cap/tab to each daily until you have satisfactory bm. Take a retention fleets enema each morning by inserting and laying on your left side for thirty minutes before expelling it. This will liquefy stool and make it easier to move. Engage bowel training (sit on commode for 20-30 min after each meal till you find the once daily time you can go.
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Aware of Red Flags: Chronic constipation is a common difficult, infrequent, or perceived incomplete evacuation of bowel movements. Red flags” such as unintentional weight loss, blood in the stool, onset of symptoms after the age of 50, and family history of colon cancer, demands work up., high fiber diet (35gms Men, 25 gms Woman). Drugs-Miralax, Linzess/Lubiprostone For Dyssynergic defecation Ano Rectal Feeback +ve

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A 17-year-old female asked:

My dad had two types of beers last night and today he been pooping not looking sharp at all he doesn't feel that well at all he .what's going on?

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A 42-year-old female asked:

Had a poo today it was brown in colour the at the end I pooed yellow runny poo y was this

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Stool color: When intestinal contents have more rapid transit through the intestinal tract, feces become loose and may have tan color rather than normal form and brown color. The older feces had time to pigment, but the looser portion didn't. If yellow loose stool persists with or without diarrhea, bile tract or pancreatic disorders or malabsorption should be considered.

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