Q. I pass stools once in 2 or 3 days and feel constipated. Kindly help.

Answered by
Dr. Dwipannita Kalita
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 10, 2020
I think i am constipated. Is it normal or should i see a doctor again for this? These days i am pooping sometimes after 3 days then after 2 to 3 days again, but sometimes everyday. I see a doctor one time because i have a hard time passing poop and have a blood after pooping and my aunt nurse told me that i keep pushing it so it bloods and its normal to have blood if you keep pushing so i dont push too much and the doctor gave me a prescription which is a laxative for pooping so i think i got better after that and have no worries but now i cant stop thinking when should i poop, why is it after 2 to 3 days thats making me stress and i think that is also one of the reason because i keep thinking about it. Someone said that i should sit on the toilet long but there's no sign that i can poop so sometimes i dont sit long or I go on the toilet when theres urge to poop, How can my pooping go back to normal and not worry about it?
# Hi Pauline,
First of all I would say, relax because stress can be a risk factor of constipation.
Also at this age, food and eating habits are one of the major causes of constipation.
I would advice to have a high fibre diet, and decrease intake of non-veg and increase intake of vegetables and drink lots of water at night before bed.
Also you can take laxative as required. Also don’t put too much pressure while being in the toilet.
Follow up after 15 days after changing your food habit if it helps, if not then I can recommend further management.
Thank you

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