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How do I get my stool to be more solid, its normally formed

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How do I get my stool to be more solid, its normally formed but it seems very soft. I have had problems in the past with diarrhea, but the dr has said it is due to having my Gallbladder out. I do drink Caffeine 1 x a day, I take a probiotic, loestrin 24 and Nexium, as well as Calcium and a multivitamen


A high fiber diet will make your stool to be more solid. Increase the amount of salad, vegetables (including green leafy) and fruits. Benfiber (available without prescription) would also help in solidifying it. Following eatable can be added to diet which would be helpful;

1) Wheat bran, 20 gms per day

2) Vegetables,

3) Fruits (including dried fruits)

4) Cereals like whole wheat, bran or oatmeal

5) Celery

6) Grainy breads, such as whole wheat, rye or pumpernickel

7) Legumes, such as chickpeas, baked beans and lima beans

8) Salads, cooked vegetables, and cereals.

9) Cheese
10) Meat / Red meat
11) Banana

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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