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Dr. Stan, Medical Physician and Surgeon
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My stool is like little and has been for about a week now

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My stool is like little nuggets and has been for about a week now can you explain what is wrong
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

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It appears that you are experiencing constipation with reduced fluid intake and fiber content in diet. In general, stool softeners work best with adequate water intake. I suggest that you increase you water intake, food fiber content (such as oatmeals, fruits and vegetable, and less fat and less red meat diet). In the meantime, I suggest that you use over the counter laxative such as Senokot daily for few days. In addition, if you are taking iron supplement, be sure to use the products that is less constipating such as ferrous gluconate or fumarate. If you recently started a new medication, be sure to ask your pharmacist or doctor about their possible side effect. Also, reducing any anxiety and stress would be beneficial.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thankyou very much for your quick response. I know lately that I have not been eating properly. I lost both brother and sister recently to colon cancer so I get over anxious. Again thank you so much Peggy
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.
You are welcomed. God bless.