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how do you remove poop stuck in the rectum

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably normal : There is no sense guessing without a lot more information . Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you.
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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Mucus: This can be normal secretion of mucus even if the area is diverted based on your cancer history you should be scoped if that has not been done recen ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Chronic constipation: Drink > 1 Liter of water daily. Eat fiber containing cereals, vegetables and fruits. Take stool softeners-----DSS mg/d Take Miralax----! capful in ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Start simple, but...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Dr. Nina Hall answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Can't tell online: Sounds like er doctor did good physical examination if they saw fissure. Avoid constipation, (metamucil daily), keep your appointment we'd and see wh ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Randall Rogers
43 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Flush out: Sounds like he may be impacted and this usually responds to a lavage using an over the counter remedy. Enemas don't usually work but can be tried (Fl ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Still can be in the rectum for long periods of time or can be in the sigmoid colon near the rectum both are possibilities. But it is not only in the r ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Need exam: Even young persons can have rectal problems. If no mass on rectal or sigmoid, probably can modify diet, fluid, prunes and enhance your situation. Avoi ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A new phenomenon?: If this has been present for many years, you may consider eating more fiber in your diet (reduce the carbohydrate intake and more vegetables or fiber ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes- anal stenosis: As the intestine forms, it starts out like a long sausage that eventually forms an open space thru the middle.This gut descends to meet the skin of th ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Some options...: Colonics & purges are popular but should be avoided & can not be recommended (see earlier healthtap answers). Use of irritant laxatives are sa ... Read More

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