I only have a bowel movement once every five days. I have been taking lactulose and drinking prune juice for the last three days. I had a very difficult bowel movement this morning but it was incredibly difficult. This has been happening for months. I also feel my bowel movements are very small. I am also eating a balanced diet with plenty of fibre but eating is becoming increasingly difficult.
- Drink more water - Eat more fiber, especially soluble, non-fermentable fiber - Exercise more - Drink coffee, especially caffeinated coffee - Take senna, an herbal laxative - Eat probiotic foods or take probiotic supplements - Use over-the-counter or prescription laxatives
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards, Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi
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