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What generally causes hard stools?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Slow transit time

Slow passage of stool allows the colon to pull out water (it's like a 3rd kidney).
Low intake of fiber, fluids, inactivity, meds e.g. Narcotics, underactive thyroid, elevated blood calcium level, depression, other factors all can play a role.

In brief: Slow transit time

Slow passage of stool allows the colon to pull out water (it's like a 3rd kidney).
Low intake of fiber, fluids, inactivity, meds e.g. Narcotics, underactive thyroid, elevated blood calcium level, depression, other factors all can play a role.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Amir Bastawrous
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Inadequate fiber

Increase your fiber and water in your diet.
Most people have symptoms of constipation, infrequent bowel movements, anal fissures, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis and several other problems.

In brief: Inadequate fiber

Increase your fiber and water in your diet.
Most people have symptoms of constipation, infrequent bowel movements, anal fissures, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis and several other problems.
Dr. Amir Bastawrous
Dr. Amir Bastawrous
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