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A 32-year-old female asked:

I can't have a bowel movement without laxatives. i take in the daily recamended amount of fiber, have 64 ounces of water a day, and work out. ?

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Dr. Patrick Tyrance jr
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
A few ideas: Continue your present regimen while it may help to include a daily probiotic. Adding a little caffeine such as a cup of coffee or green tea can also help. Stress can be source of bowel problems, so it may be worth addressing any sources of stress such as job, family, or money issues you may have. Hope that helps.

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