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A 21-year-old male asked:

From last 2 years i'm having constipation (on and off). in january 2021, i got fissure due to constipation. i eat lot's of fiber now but still i use skillax drops for bowel. stool either liquid or thin soft stool. should i go for colonoscopy. am i ok?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
I would recommend follow up with gastroenterologist and possible colonoscopy. 2 years is a significant time .May be IBS ( irritable bowel) or dietary issues or stress If your weight is stable it is reassuring but a complete evaluation with blood work, possible colonoscopy is appropriate
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