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Constipation due to unhealthy diet - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Constipation
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Just part of my stool was gray. What could that be?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
Doctor :   How long this has been seen in the stool?
User :   it has only happened 2 times, and it was just a piece of the stool
Doctor :   Do you have constipation issues?
Doctor :   What is the consistency of the stool, hard or soft?
User :   yes i have constipation
User :   usually hard once in a while soft
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   29
Doctor :   It can happen with constipation and with hard stoo
User :   i take a lot of rolaids too
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i eat a lot of fatty meals unhealthy meals
Doctor :   Yes these can contribute to the hard stool
Doctor :   and constipation
User :   the piece of gray stool isn't from my liver do u think?
Doctor :   No
User :   it was just a piece of it, not the whole thing
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   It cannot be liver problem
User :   my liver enzymes were checked in sept and were good
Doctor :   Ok that is better
Doctor :   It cannot be liver problem
Doctor :   it is just a gut issue
Doctor :   Try to drink more fluids
Doctor :   Have more fruits and Veggies in your diet
User :   ok
Doctor :   Stop red meat
User :   yeah i eat a lot of red meat and no fruits or veggies
Doctor :   This definitely contributes
User :   ok
User :   so then you are pretty sure it has nothing to do with the liver like liver cancer or something
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   would there be any other symptoms if it were the liver doing it
Doctor :   Pain rt side of the abdomen,
Doctor :   Jaundice
Doctor :   Vomiting
Doctor :   Loss of appetite
User :   i don't have any of that
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   That rules out
User :   well thanks for your help and i will eat the fruit and veggies from now on
Doctor :   Great
Doctor :   All the best
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
Doctor :   Eat 6 servings of fruits and veggies per day
Doctor :   that is the measure
Doctor :   Each serving is half a cup
User :   ok
Doctor :   bye
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