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i have soft dark brown sticky stool for a past one month not regularly but oftentimes. also usually suffer from constipation problem. wht shld i do?

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Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
26 years experience Family Medicine
Recent change of BM?: if you over 50 y you need colonoscopy as prevention. If you younger and had recent changes of BM - it could be dietary, or other disorder os IBS... but review first your eating habits. Avoid processed food, ad more fresh produce and Yogurt, Kefir, almonds, fish,... water. Avoid excess alcohol and try to exercise more. if any blood , mucous in stool - see MD promptly. Have Hemoccult test .
Answered on Dec 28, 2016
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