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What is difficult stools

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Enough water?: If it's been that long with belly backup pain and if difficult means more than a bit of pushing drinking more water may not be enough to clear it out.... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Reynoso
Infectious Disease 9 years experience
Constipation remedy: There is no one size fits all constipation remedy, but pts your age usually have constipation due to lack of fiber in the diet, low water intake, exce... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Constipation: Constipation can be caused by lack of fiber in the diet. Please decrease sugars and fats in diet, and increase foods with fiber, like beans and green ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
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Gastroenteritis?: Causes include infectious (viral/ bacterial/ giardia), inflammatory or irritable bowel disease, side effects of medications, or excess iron intake. Re... Read More
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Appendicolith: Sort of. Stool or other material can harden and obstruct the appendix and cause appendicitis. Stool that is in your rectum however is no where near t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes, it sounds: like you are still constipated. You need to drink more water, eat more fiber-rich foods and see a doctor if you are having abdominal pain. I don't kno... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Irritable bowel?: These symptoms are typical for irritable bowel syndrome. It is uncomfortable but usually not harmful. Symptoms can be controlled with treatment and di... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See: A GI specialist. Try high fiber soft diet, drink plenty of fluids and increase activity level. Your GI May place you on stool softener, laxatives and ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Get medical help now: You should go to an ER or urgent care ASAP. You may have suffered a spinal cord injury or an injury to the autonomic nerves to your pelvic organs. You... Read More
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Dr. Charles Glueck
Clinical Lipidology 57 years experience
Denervation: Any type of spine or disc surgery can possibly (although rarely) affect motor nerves to the colon. Need to see both a neurologist and a GI physician.

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