Constipation refers to very hard stools or bowel movements that are hard to pass.
You may also:
Need to strain
Each person is different, but most people pass stools from 3 times each day to 3 times each week. As long as the stool is soft and easy to pass, you are not constipated.
Your doctor may suggest a stool softener or a bulk laxative. If you are not getting the results you want, talk to your doctor.
Talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any questions or concerns.