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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get rectal impaction? Is he right?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Should get seen

Constipation severe enough to cause impaction is not normal.
It is worthwhile being evaluated. General advice for people with constipation: drink plenty of water, get aerobic exercise (eg walking at a brisk pace 20-30min/day), eat a high fiber diet and add fiber supplements if necessary. Avoid nuts, cheese, other foods that tend to constipate.

In brief: Should get seen

Constipation severe enough to cause impaction is not normal.
It is worthwhile being evaluated. General advice for people with constipation: drink plenty of water, get aerobic exercise (eg walking at a brisk pace 20-30min/day), eat a high fiber diet and add fiber supplements if necessary. Avoid nuts, cheese, other foods that tend to constipate.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

He is right.

In brief: Yes

He is right.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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