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I have to strain to poo?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Straining for BM

Most likely cause is constipation due to insufficient fiber & fluid in diet or due to pain medications that contain narcotics.
Resolution takes a few days: use stool softener & increase dietary fiber (fruits & veggies)or fiber supplement along with plenty of fluid . Avoid laxatives as body needs more & more to work. If persists, see fp to check for other causes: polyps, mass, inflammation.

In brief: Straining for BM

Most likely cause is constipation due to insufficient fiber & fluid in diet or due to pain medications that contain narcotics.
Resolution takes a few days: use stool softener & increase dietary fiber (fruits & veggies)or fiber supplement along with plenty of fluid . Avoid laxatives as body needs more & more to work. If persists, see fp to check for other causes: polyps, mass, inflammation.
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