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A 33-year-old male asked:

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 33 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.
Last updated May 10, 2013

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