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Severe constipation, solid bowel movements with mucus, dark stools with black and white spots. Cause of worry?

for the past 6-7 months, possibly longer, i have had severe constipation issues when i am able to have a bowel movement it is rock solid with mucus and is very dark colored with white and black spots in it, should i make appt with my doctor for this issue? Is it something to worry about? I do have a good diet as well lots of water, fruits, and vegtables. Please advise.
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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That is a disorder of chronic constipation that occurs due to lifestyle or Gastrointestinal Factors.
If you are having dark coloured stools than have Stool for routine tests to check for any blood in it.
For constipation you should have plenty of water with lot of fibrous diet such as vegetables.
Take syrup Lactulose 30 ml every night to relieve constipation.

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Dr. Azhar Sattar
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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