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Can you be constipated and still poop

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
Caused by ex-lax: Medications like ex-lax work. The problem is they can work too well. That is why you are pooping even when empty. As long as the medication is in y... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Add water, juice: Constipation in babies is easily treated. Add 60-120 ml of apple or pear juice daily to soften the stool. Increase water intake )offer bottles or sipp... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Normal stooling: If she is having several stools a day, it would be hard to say she is constipated.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: Soft stools do't qualify as constipation. Think clods of dirt or thick rabbit pellets, consistency really defines the issue.Many kids will grunt & gro... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Unlikely: If she is having several bowel movements a day and is still eating and acting normally it is doubtful that she is constipated. If she is irritable, c... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Constipation: How long have you been without urge or bowel movement? I recommend some mild exercise, and some people respond well to prunes, cantaloupe, caffeine, r... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
Your diet: the problem is your diet, life long of junk food will not be treated by a couple of laxatives.you need a lot of hydration 8-10 bottle of water,and nat... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctors can check: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Needs soft stools: Constipation is a frustrating problem in children who have had a painful bm in the past. Try "p" fruits peaches, pears and prunes, increase fluids an... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: Pain and blood as a consequence of chronic constipation. You need to modify your diet, drink 6- 8 glasses of water, increase you fibers, vegetables an... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
We usually pay concern to constipation when it is a SUDDEN change in the bowel habit and especially there are associated symptoms such as weight loss,... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
YES: GIVE QUARTER OR HALF THE SIZE of the glycerin suppository but AVOID USING frequently as you may need to talk with your pcp if constipation persists
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