A 33-year-old female asked:
I always suffered from constipation but it got better with diet change and water. yesterday i had a good bowel movement. i got my period last night & now today i get the urge to go poop but can't. i managed to get one ball out. concerning?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
For constipation - You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 Wish you good health!
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Answered Dec 31, 2022
Last updated Dec 31, 2022
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