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can stress make you constipated? i drink enough water and get enough fiber. usually my poop is fine but when i'm stressed out it gets harder/dryer

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Yes,: stress can alter your bowel function and cause constipation.

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