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My is so thick and stickey I can't get it out. In fact it

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My BM is so thick and stickey I can't get it out. In fact it sticks at the enterance. Laxitives don't seem to help. My mouth is dry most of the time. I think my new medicine is the problem. Is there a medicine I can take or a diet I can use for relief.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 months ago.

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Thick and sticky stool suggest less water in the stool and also increased surface tension in the stool. Medication side effect is a common cause. Diuretics can cause this for example. You should increase fluid intake. Increase fiber intake --fruits, vegetables, whole grains, oatmeal for example. A fiber based stool softener like Metamucil may be useful. Solace or decussate capsules also help to reduce stickiness over time. Dry mouth also should improve with increased fluid intake. Artificial saliva substitutes also will be helpful.
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 months ago.

I could not edit my earlier reply.
Miralax is another option which helps by increasing water content in the stool.
I meant Colace or Docusate capsules.

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