hi there

i am a 15 year old boy who is very athletic and active. For the past few weeks, i have had trouble taking a normal poo.
I went to the doctor and he said that i was constipated and prescribed a medication called metamucil. I didnt take it since my father already told me it wasnt effective compared to the laxative called covulax. So he went to buy prune juice and it actually worked. However, i noticed a  change in the stool . They looked thinner and much softer.There isnt any blood visible to the eye but what bothers me is the fact that every time i poo, my stomach grumbles and i usually get this "sick feeling" in my stomach. I just hope it isnt anything serious. Please update as soon as possible.

P.s. prune juice is finished, hoping i will still have proper bowel movements.
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You could try to check for any changes in your diet or your activities. You could make a list of things you eat everyday and then make an effort to add some vegetables. If the condition continues, it may be a good idea to see your doctor.
If you are as athletic as you say, you may be dehydrated most of the time and in such a case the body will conserve water and your poo would become very dry and hard. If you take something to promote defecation, there may be some changes as the thinning you described. More significant may be blood (and it isn’t there) or color changes.
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what are certain things that could make my stools thinner?
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