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Having stools like big marbles, difficulty with bowel. What should i do?

My stools are like big marbles (1 inch or more across). This only started about ten days ago. This is very unusually unusual for me. I take a lot of fiber , at least 8 glasses of water daily, and only eat 60 to 80 grams protein daily. My bowels are also slow when I eat calcium , but the fiber usually helps. Stools are a normal color. It is very difficult to move my bowels.
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Such strange stools can be called as a constipation. The reasons of constipation can be medicines (antidepresants, Ca-blockers), thyroid disease, inflammatory bowels disease, colon cancer. Your diet should be helpful with constipation and if is not effective, you should rule out other possible reasons.
I suggest you to visit gastroenterologist, have physical examination, blood tests, thyroid tests, abdominal ultrasound. Colonoscopy should be considered (especially if you are 50 or older).

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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