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Constipation for 10 days, poor diet - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello, I've been constipated for 10 days or so and have not had a significant bowel movement
Doctor :   ok

User :   I have tried stool softeners and I have some gas
User :   but no BM
User :   I am bloated and Ive stopped eating, plenty of water
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
may i know your age?
User :   23
User :   generally poor diet, rare exercise
User :   no medications
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
food habits?
User :   lots of red meat, low fiber
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol?
User :   I am mostly just wondering if constipation can commonly be this severe, or is it likely that I have a bowel obstruction and should see a doctor?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you have pain in stomach?
User :   not severe pain, just discomfort, sometimes i feel a little bit of pain
User :   it started in the lower left abdomen and has risen to near the ribcage
Doctor :   are you able to pass gas?
User :   yes
Doctor :  

Doctor :  
i think it is your no exercise coupled with low fiber diet
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