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My stools are very hard and cause a lot of inconvenience during expulsion. Should I be worried?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Constipation

Hard stools that are difficult to pass are classic constipation.
Can be multiple causes; may be as simple as not enough fluid intake, fiber intake. Constipation can be seen as part of thyroid, bowel, anal, gyn, neurologic, metabolic disease, even depression. Change in bowel pattern may be of more concern. Causes can vary with age. Some aren't serious, others can be, including cancer. See ur doc.

In brief: Constipation

Hard stools that are difficult to pass are classic constipation.
Can be multiple causes; may be as simple as not enough fluid intake, fiber intake. Constipation can be seen as part of thyroid, bowel, anal, gyn, neurologic, metabolic disease, even depression. Change in bowel pattern may be of more concern. Causes can vary with age. Some aren't serious, others can be, including cancer. See ur doc.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Drink

More water. Eat more fiber.
If still having issues talk to your doctor about different options. Also to discuss possible causes

In brief: Drink

More water. Eat more fiber.
If still having issues talk to your doctor about different options. Also to discuss possible causes
Dr. Michael Roman
Dr. Michael Roman
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