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Is it normal to have to push really hard to have a bowel movement?
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: No
Having to push really hard suggests constipation.
This can be addressed with diet, hydration, and sometimes medications. You need to have your pcp check this out so they can assist with the best/safest treatment plan.

In brief: No
Having to push really hard suggests constipation.
This can be addressed with diet, hydration, and sometimes medications. You need to have your pcp check this out so they can assist with the best/safest treatment plan.
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