Constipation: When to Call Your Doctor
Most of the time, healthy changes to your diet and exercise habits will smooth out any digestive woes. But if you've tried these tips for 3 weeks and haven't noticed a change, talk with your doctor. She may suggest that you take a laxative for a few days to help retrain your system. You should also call your doctor right away if you notice blood in your stool, have belly pain, or lose weight without trying.