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How long has it been so?
How many bowel movements you have in a day?
Approx 20 years. On average about 15 movements but almost always "water" and gas.
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any tests have you undergone?
any bleeding in stools?
none. No bleeding.
what about lab tests?
well it seems that you have either irritable bowel syndrome or crohns disease/ ulcerative colitis . You need to undergo certain tests like colonoscopy, barium studies and cat scan of abdomen. Also certain stool and blood tests would be required. your best course would be to visit a gastro enterologist who could examine you and order certain tests as described earlier. Also a delay in diagnosis may lead to some serious complications .
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I have had a colonoscopy (every two years) and everything is OK.
What about other tests?
if nothing is visualised on tests then it is IBS and has to be treated accordingly.
Not all fibers are going to help . there are different types of fiber like soluble and insoluble fiber