Our expert says:
Thank you for the feedback. From what you say, you really should see a Gastroenterologist because you may have an underlying physical problem that prevents you from passing normal stools. It is not the fact that you only pass a stool every 2 weeks, there are plenty of people who are perfectly normal and only pass a stool every 10-14 days, but what worries me is that you are passing dry stools that damage your gi tract. Try the dried fruit and the probiotics, but give this treatment some time to work and don't get frantic if you don't pass a stool every day. Let's first get your stools to be softer so they don't hurt or damage you. By the way, oats are not ideal for counteracting constipation because they contain what is called "soluble fibre" which is good for lowering blood cholesterol, but does not stimulate the bowel. For that you need wheat fibre like in All Bran and wholewheat bread which contains insoluble fibre.
I do hope you will manage to produce soft stools now.
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