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Embarrassing question about poop adult content

I eat enough fiber. I actually usually even eat more than the recommended daily amount, because I eat a lot of whole grains and fruits and vegetables. I also usually get enough water. Not every day, but most days I get at least the 8 glasses.

Why do I still deal with constipation? Not always, but an awful lot. I'm pretty "regular", but I still deal with small, hard stools, and on the days I don't have small hard ones I have large hard ones that exacerbate the hemorrhoids I got during my pregnancy with my son. I've tried psyllium fiber supplements and it didn't help, just made me go 3 days without a BM and when it came it was gummy. I'm sorry for the visual.

What am I doing wrong?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:44 PM on May. 16, 2011 in Health

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Answers (6)
  • Take a daily probiotic to aid in digestion. Drink lots of fluids.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:15 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • Eating too much fiber can cause it. Slow it down.
    Kimimale

    Answer by Kimimale at 5:59 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Too much iron can cause that too.
    tspillane

    Answer by tspillane at 6:11 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Hmm... I'm not taking supplements and I've been tracking my nutrition online and I'm not even getting the recommended daily amount of iron, much less excessive. I don't eat a whole lot of red meat either. This is so confusing :(
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:25 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Take Metamucil daily. I had the same problem with constipation until I had my gallbladder removed.

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 6:28 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Pain meds can cause constipation anything that slows u down will also slow ur organs down.....try walking more often, and try an otc stool softener a couple times a week, keep drinking water and hot coffee always gets me going...
    StressedOut107

    Answer by StressedOut107 at 6:39 PM on May. 16, 2011

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