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A 27-year-old female asked:

My bowel movements are only ev 3-4 days extremely hard/constipated now have hemmroids :( i do see gi he says ibs-c diet is healthy what else can i do?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You are having bowel movements one every three days that are hard. Your colons main function is to absorb water and that dries the stool. The fact that you are having hard stool means you need more fiber. You could trt MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) everyday. Make sure your diet is mostly vegetables and fruit which is the very best way. A soft stool daily is most likely.
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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
Provided original answer
And drink more fluids of course.
Jul 16, 2013
Dr. George Deitrick
Surgery 46 years experience
Increase water : You need to drink more water during the day. Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water and more during hot weather.
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Last updated Mar 28, 2015

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