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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hello. I've been having a really big problem using the bathroom lately.
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What is the problem
User :   Bowel movement is oversized and will not pass through
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Do you mean your stools are bulky
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and you have pain while passing them?
User :   Yes, I'm not able to pass them. There is alot of pain involved and at night my abdominal area tightens up and causes to pain to increase
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Since how long this is happening?
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When was the first time you faced this problem?
User :   It's been like 3 or 4 days now.
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Is it increasing since then?
User :   The pain was worse last night than it has been but the other nights remained the same
Doctor :   Did you have similar complaints in the past?
User :   No this has never happened before
Doctor :   Was there a frequent incomplete stools
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during your bowel movements?
User :   No, they were complete in the past. I tried taking ex lax but that didn't help any
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Ok
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Do you have pain the stomach?
User :   I did last night. Not right now though
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What is your age?
User :   20
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What is your height and weight?
User :   5'6" 130lbs
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How many glasses of water do you drink per day?
User :   I drink multiple bottles of water throughout the day. That's all I drink. Every now and then I'll have a cup of juice too
Doctor :   How many servings of Vegetables and fruits you take per day?
User :   Maybe 2
Doctor :   Do you take any medications for this or for any other problem?
User :   No. I was for my wisdom tooth that was extracted last weekend
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Do you see mucus or blood in the stool?
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Did you ever had diarrohoea?
User :   No mucus or blood. I haven't had diarrhea in a while. Like this morning it was like a little diarrhea but then it was like i couldn't pass anything. And I think that the diarrhea was just due to the ex lax I took
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Do you misuse laxatives?
User :   No, last night was the first time I've used a laxative in a long time
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Fine, I think it is the hard stool that could have caused the problem, it got obstructed in the colon and caused the pain
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Did you pass the stool in the morning?
User :   No, i was unable to
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Did you drink water in the morning?
User :   Yes
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Are you able to pass gas?
User :   Yes
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You can take Metamucil which is bulk forming laxative
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Mix it with any fruit juice and take it
User :   What will it do?
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It works naturally to add bulk and water to your stools so that they can pass more easily through your intestines.
Doctor :   They include psyllium
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Oat XXXXXXXX is also good bulk forming laxative
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If you find it near your pharmacy you can go for it
User :   So it makes the stool bigger?
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It loosens
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the stool
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if hard
User :   Ok
Doctor :   You can to keep these things in mind in future

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Don't resist or ignore the urge to have a bowel movement.
Doctor :   Set aside time to have a bowel movement. A good time may be after breakfast or any other meal.
Doctor :   Eat more fiber.
Doctor :   Don't take laxatives too often.
Doctor :   Overuse of laxatives may damage your bowels and may actually make constipation worse.
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Limit foods that are high in fat and sugar (such as sweets, cheese and processed foods). These foods may cause constipation.
Doctor :   Foods rich in fibre are these
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Unrefined breakfast cereals
User :   Ok. Now what should I do if the Metamucil does not work?
Doctor :   Dried fruits (such as prunes, apricots and figs)
Doctor :   You can use FIBRECON
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also
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For an immediate stool pass relief one can take Mineral Oils but they are prescription medication
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which should be dispensed on prescription of Doctor
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More over you consume only 2 servings of vegetables and fruits, One has to increase to 6 times a day
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for a full fibre
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which helps in relieving the constipaiton
User :   Ok. Thank you
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is there anything else I can help you with
User :   No thats all
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Please get back to me in case you have difficulty
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though
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Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   Ok thank you
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Bye for now
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Thanks for consulting me
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