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why am i constipated even though i eat daily fiber and 2.5 liters of water each day. i also have a equal diet plan. protein, carbs, veggies and fruit.

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Constipation: The population is fixated on there bowels. Generally speaking a bowel movement up to every four days is normal if not painful. There are other causes for constipation because it sounds like you have a healthy diet. Hypothyroidism electrolyte imbalances such as low potassium and high calcium. Pain medication including opioid analgesics. May be idiopathic and medication may be beneficial.Would see m.

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