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Excessive straining while passing stools - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Practicing since : 2005
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   I have questions about my stool...
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   hello
User :   my stool sinks and it is the size of the toilet hole...why is it that way...
Doctor :   ok
User :   it is a normal color but most of the time I have to strain it this beacuse i am not getting enough fiber??
User :   hello?
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
User :   i am 19 and a female
Doctor :   Yes lack of fibres and water in the diet can cause hardening of the stools.
Doctor :   It can result in excessive straining.
Doctor :   It is the most common cause for straining.
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