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A 51-year-old female asked:

Why do i have a 3inc ball were i poop i've used suppository s and liquid stuff also i've been constipated for month and half very painful?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Scybalous stool: Hard pellet-like (scybalous) stool, associated with passage of mucus, suggests several possibilities: constipation-variant irritable bowel syndrome (c-ibs), rectal dyssynergia due to altered rectal tone/sensation, partial obstruction likely due to adhesions. Work-up may include: colonoscopy to evaluate the bowel, sitz marker testing to distinguish normal- versus slow-transit constipation, ct scan.

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Last updated Feb 12, 2014

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