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chronic constipation - please help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 26, 2011
  • 05:35 PM

I have had chronic constipation from at least age 14 im currently 22. I have very hard small stools and only about every day or other day do i get to pass 3 small dime size stool pellets. sometimes i go weeks without any bowel movements. I am a very healthy adult i workout 5-6 times weekly a mix of spinning kettlebell and weight training. I eat a high fibre diet with lots of veggies and only whole grains - i do eat alot of protien as well. I drink copious amounts of water daily at LEAST 3 litres. I am overweight and have been my whole life due to prior unhealthy diet and living choices but i havent been like this for years and find it very hard to lose weight. im currently 200lbs 5'9 (female) and eat 1500 cals per day give or take - not including calories lost while exercising. I work so hard to eat well to feel good but i always feel like crap because i cant go to the bathroom. My doctor has perscribed me 'polythylene glycol 3350' which has signifigantly helped, however im worried its something more severe and i dont like the idea of being reliant on medication to funtion and the ideas of pumping chemicals into my body. Does anyone know what this could possibly all mean? I dont want cancer or another serious issue to go unnoticed. PLEASE HELP!

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