constipation - or something more extreme? :(
I've been having trouble with the stools for the past 2 weeks, and I'm starting to get skeptical about it being constipation.
1st of all, I get plenty of fiber (being Asian, my family emphasizes eating fruits and veggies), and I've stuffed myself with prunes for the past 2 weeks and things have only gotten worse. Since feeling bloated, I've cut down on my food intake by 1/2.
2nd of all, I've upped the amount of exercise I get (usually I'm very dormant, I guess) - 30min - 1hr, I'd say, of walking after dinner or playing tennis, whatever.
3rd - I drink like 6-8 cups of water a day
my doctor told me it's probably diet, despite me explaining my situation. I'm afraid it's colon cancer, hemorrhoids or something more serious - what should I do? I don't think I can stand another day of this, it hurts so much! I can't even sit down because that hurts too (constant pain, almost!) - my whole body's sore and I can't walk normally.