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Severe constipation, unable to pass stools easily, very fit and active. Causes for symptoms?

hello i am an 18 year old female and for a while now i have been having bowel movements every 3~5 days.Once I do go to the bathroom its almost like I m constipated. I m not trying to sound gross but every time I do have bowel movement its not a whole, its like a plop plop plop. I eat pretty healthy, I m in shape. Why does this happen? Please Help!!!!!!
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

Please try the following:

Drink at least 8-10 glasses of warm water a day( Warm water at regular intervals) . Warm water aids in good digestion as well as smooth bowel movements.
Include good fibre content in your diet like oats, banana, green leafy vegetables ,whole wheat pasta,whole wheat bread,sprouts, fruits etc.
Regular exercise 30-45 minutes a day for 5 days a week is also helpful for good bowel movements.
If the above mentioned measures don't work, you can try Isabgol (laxative).

Hope this helps.

Get well soon :)

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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