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We need to have a bowel movement every day to be considered regular.

You’re right. Not everyone has bowel movements once a day. So it’s not true that you must have a daily bowel movement to be considered regular. A normal range is anywhere between 3 times a day to 3 times a week. You may be getting constipated if you start having bowel movements much less often than you usually do.

Actually, this is not true. Not everyone has bowel movements once a day. So it’s not true that you must have a daily bowel movement to be considered regular. A normal range is anywhere between 3 times a day to 3 times a week. You may be suffering from constipation if you start having bowel movements much less often than you usually do.

Abdominal bloating and discomfort may be a sign of constipation.

That’s right. Feeling bloated or full, even after having a bowel movement, can be a sign of constipation.

The correct answer is true. Feeling bloated or full can be a sign of constipation.

A hard or lumpy stool may be a sign that you’re constipated.

You’re correct. Constipation isn’t just about being unable to go. It’s also about having difficulty going. A hard or lumpy stool could be a symptom of constipation.

Believe it or not, this is true. Constipation isn’t just about being unable to go. It’s also about having difficulty going. A hard or lumpy stool could be a symptom of constipation.

Constipation can be related to the amount of water you drink.

That’s right. A lack of water, or being dehydrated, could lead to constipation. Drinking plenty of water can help you avoid it.

Actually, this one’s true. A lack of water, or being dehydrated, could lead to constipation. Drinking water regularly can help you avoid it.

If you’re constipated, a laxative is the only way to find relief.

You’ve got it. Often a simple change in your lifestyle or behaviour can help you help you prevent constipation and avoid the need for a laxative.

Actually, a laxative isn’t always the answer. Often a simple change in your lifestyle or behaviour can help you prevent constipation and avoid the need for a laxative.

Constipation can be a sign of a serious health problem.

You’re right. In many instances, constipation shouldn’t warrant too much concern, aside from the lifestyle complications it causes. But, in certain instances, constipation may be related to a more serious health problem. Talk to a healthcare professional for more information.

Unfortunately, this is true. For the most part, constipation shouldn’t warrant too much concern, aside from the lifestyle complications it causes. But, in certain instances, constipation may be related to a more serious health problem. Talk to a health care professional for more information.

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