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My bowel movements are very weak right now. I sometimes have to drink prune juice or something to help me poop. Am i constipated?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: It stools are

Hard, dry ; difficult to pass - you are likely constipated.
It is important to try not to get hemorrhoids in the first place. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active.

In brief: It stools are

Hard, dry ; difficult to pass - you are likely constipated.
It is important to try not to get hemorrhoids in the first place. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Milton Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Add fiber to

Your diet- fruits , vegetables, bran, drink a lot of fluids, prune juice is good.
These things will help relieve your constipation.

In brief: Add fiber to

Your diet- fruits , vegetables, bran, drink a lot of fluids, prune juice is good.
These things will help relieve your constipation.
Dr. Milton Mintz
Dr. Milton Mintz
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