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I have had small pieces of stool. No pain -no blood, I had a

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I have had small pieces of stool. No pain -no blood, I had a normal bowel movement on Sunday. Today is Wednesday. I started taking Citrucel for times today. Should I continue taking Citrucel or take Miralax tonight? Thanks-Arlene Downes
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
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Citrucel is better as it causes more solid stool formation --soft smooth and bulky stool.
Miralax is used only if you have constipation even with citrucel.
Otherwise miralax should not be used regularly.
Please also increase dietary fibers gradually about 25 grams daily.
Foods high in fiber include vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes (beans, peas and lentils), whole-wheat flour and wheat bran.
Initially you should cook your vegetables well to make the fibers soluble for easy digestion.
Please take a probiotic daily.
Culturelle is a good brand.
Best wishes,
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