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A 29-year-old female asked:

If you drink water, does it go only down to small intestines or also to large intestines even when large intestines are packed with constipated stools?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Water: Water is absorbed as needed by the body throughout the small and large intestines, and if an excess of water is ingested, it will be illuminated by the kidneys. If you are constipated, drink plenty of fluids. Good luck.
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