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Mt Plymouth, FL
A 33-year-old female asked:

This morning i passed a stool that was 4in in diameter. obviously it was painful. my stomach and rectum are still sore. is this serious? what helps?

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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 years experience
You sound: seriously constipated. Consider a change in diet, avoiding complex carbs and taking in more stone fruits and their juices. You may also need a daily dose of PEG 3350 and/or Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to soften your stools so that you are going more frequently and not passing such large ones.

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