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A 22-year-old female asked:

I'm 22 drink lots of water, active daily, i eat oats every morning but i cannot have a proper bowel movement without metamucil. why and what can i do?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Could be IBS: There is a form of irritable syndrome that is constipation-predominant. It can develop at any point in time even with healthy eating. See your physician if you are still concerned about this to discuss some options.
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