I am a 38 yr old male. I quit smoking about two months ago. I smoked for 20 years. While smoking, I still worked out everyday (running, swimming, push-ups, sit-ups) and never had a problem passing stool. Since I quit smoking, it seems as though my body is holding on to stool for longer than it used to. I admit that since I quit smoking, I work out even more. I drink plenty of water and I eat pretty healthy. I also eat plenty of fiber, but my stool is pebble-like, hard and uncomfortable. I always feel like I am not done either. Only when I eat large amounts of food (like a buffet) do I pass what I consider to be a normal movement. I am confused as to what is going on with my body. Please help.
I read your question and i understand your concern. Take some laxatives and use soft diets. Its withdrawal of nicotine, Will take time to resolve. Keep doing good work and diet and lifestyle adjustments.
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