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I have been having pebble like stool for 3 months. What can it mean?

By Anonymous July 5, 2017 - 11:19am
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Hello Anonymous,

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Stool that resembles pebbles indicates that the stool has been in the large intestine for a very long time. Three months of constipation is too long.

You can contact your primary care physician of first try these home remedies.

Make sure you drink enough fluids. Most adults should try to drink between 8 and 10 glasses of water or non caffeinated beverages each day. Avoid alcoholic beverages and caffeine, which can increase dehydration. If you have heart failure or kidney failure, talk to your doctor about what amount of fluid is right for you.

Include fruits, vegetables, and fiber in your diet each day. Have a bran muffin or bran cereal for breakfast, and try eating a piece of fruit for a mid-afternoon snack.

Schedule time each day for a bowel movement. Establishing a daily routine may help. Take your time. Do not be in a hurry.

Add some processed or synthetic fiber-such as Citrucel, Metamucil, or Perdiem-to your diet each day.

Try a stool softener, such as Colace.

Try gentle exercise. Take a short walk each day. Gradually increase your walking time until you are walking for at least 20 minutes.


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