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A 33-year-old member asked:

can you be constipated and still have bowel movements?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Yes as : Constipation rfers not just to infrequent bm's but also dry hard pelletized stool daily is also constipation. Get your fluids up to 80-100oz per day of caffeine free/alcohol free and you should improve.

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Tampa, FL
A 43-year-old female asked:

I don't have bowel movements I feel gud I don't have any other health problems I don't smoke or drink either so my question is im constipated

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: You are constipated. Add fiber to your diet and increase fluids.
A 32-year-old member asked:

I'm extremely constipated and have been for years. What can I do to have more bowel movements?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Careful: With taking excess fiber, as too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can make the constipation worse. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and a liquid diet only until passing stool is best. Then avoiding recurrent constipation requires 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily with no more than 25 grams of fiber daily. If keeps recurring, you may need a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently.
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
A 33-year-old female asked:

I'm a 34yo f w/bowel movements (after constipation) that smell like tires/rubber. history of 3 + ana's in last yr. Any potential relation? Cause of smell?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Probably not: However, what issue prompted the ordering of an ana?
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you still have bowel movements when constipated?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Stool can leak around obstruction.

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