A member asked:

I had anorectal surgery 2 weeks ago (fissurectomy, abscess and seton placement). despite using magnesium citrate or stool softener, i noticed that i still tend towards hard stool despite eating fiber as well. when will bowel movements become normal?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

There is a delicate balance when taking fiber supplements and stool softeners to keep up with the extra fluid needs. Since both of these supplements recruit additional water to your intestines, you need to drink more. A male should be drinking about 3.5 liters daily. With these supplements, add an additional half liter per day.

Answered 3/26/2021



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