A 16-year-old female asked:
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i only defecate 2 times a week while im not constipated. and sometimes my stomach hurts so bad. any tips to a healthy living or treatment for that?

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Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Increase fiber: You should be assessed by physician to be sure you have nothing else going on in your GI tract. However, increasing both fiber and water intake may help you a great deal. Hope that helps!
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: Try more fruits e.g. Plums, prunes, prune juice, nectarines, figs, papaya everyday. Drink lots of water.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013

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