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How can I manage really hard stool?

How can I manage really hard stool?

Stool softener: Glycerine suppositories but even more important is to prevent hard stool from developing in the first place. You need to drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid every day. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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What home remedies are there for hard stool?

What home remedies are there for hard stool?

Senna: Senna, found in prunes, is an excellent home remedy for hard stool. Mineral oil, increase fluid and fiber intake are also helpful natural remedies. ...Read more

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What should I do if I can't pass a hard stool?

What should I do if I can't pass a hard stool?

Try: Glycerine suppository and after insertion ly on your left side for 20 -30 minutes before trying to have a bm. You can repeat the suppository in 3-4 hours if no result from the first. Sometimes a mineral oil enema can also help, but if unsuccessful with the above consider a trip to your doctor or the er. ...Read more

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I have a hard stool. It won't come out. Any help please.

I have a hard stool. It won't come out. Any help please.

Use a: Glycerine suppository or a fleet mineral oil enema. May require repeat dosing if no results in 6 hours. Once cleared you need to find out why you are getting impactions of stool and be evaluated. Not normal. ...Read more

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Hard stool and haven't gone for two days. What can this be?

Hard stool and haven't gone for two days. What can this be?

Constipation: These symptoms sound like simple constipation. This can be related to diet, too little water intake, too little exercise or perhaps medications or irritable bowel syndrome. You should get plenty of fiber in your diet, plenty of water, exercise and take a stool softener. If your symptoms do not improve you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can pass hard stool without anymore medication?

Is there a way I can pass hard stool without anymore medication?

Maybe: This depends greatly on why the stool is hard, other medical problems, and what you have already used. The best remedy is plenty of water, which can help to soften stool. Physical activity can also help. Assuming no severe intestinal pathology, there is little reason to avoid stool softeners like docusate, or non-stimulant laxatives like miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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What can I do for my stool getting stuck all soft hard stool????

What can I do for my stool getting stuck all soft hard stool????

Constipation: Sounds like you might be describing constipation. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/constipation/basics/symptoms/con-20032773 for more info. Typically we recommend fiber, fluids & exercise. Also avoid things that can make constipation worse, such as many medications. There are many over-the-counter options failing the above but given that you're only 22yo, go see FamilyDoc b4 ...Read more

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What are the causes for rock hard stool? And is there a way to relieve the pain?

What are the causes for rock hard stool? And is there a way to relieve the pain?

Constipation: Sounds like you may need some stool softeners and increase your water intake. Dehydrating can cause hard stools which will then result in pain in pushing. ...Read more

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I've recently noticed that only at the beginning of a BM I pass hard stool balls that have white specks in them.

I've recently noticed that only at the beginning of a BM I pass hard stool balls that have white specks in them.

Taking calcium?: Are you taking calcium supplement since this tends to induce constipation and leaves white specks? If this is the case, adding magnesium to the mix may help relieve this problem. ...Read more

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My husband passes painful hard stool once or twice a month. How can it be treated naturally? What may be the cause of this.

My husband passes painful hard stool once or twice a month. How can it be treated naturally? What may be the cause of this.

Diet: Most of the time hard stools indicate lack of fiber in diet, best treatment is to make sure that one eats more fruit / vegetables and plenty of water and also less red meat.
Also stool softners like colace (docusate sodium) or
fiber supplement like metamucil helps to bulk up the stool and makes it easy to pass. ...Read more

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Hi I been having hard stool and I feel it coming but it hurts coming out how can I soften it naturally so I can go please reply thanks?

Hi I been having hard stool and I feel it coming but it hurts coming out how can I soften it naturally so I can go please reply thanks?

Fiber and water: Be sure to eat foods with lots of fiber and drink adequate water throughout the day. Avoid fatty foods and diary to help with the constipation as well. ...Read more

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Is polythene glycol 3350 good for hard stool?

Is polythene glycol 3350 good for hard stool?

Colace (docusate sodium): A stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium) will be of more benefit. Your pharmacist can direct you to this over the counter medication. ...Read more

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Is there an effective hard stool remedy?

Is there an effective hard stool remedy?

Use stool softener.: Both as treatment and prevention. Eat more fiber, drink more water and exercise more. Hemorrhoids are basically veins that have been injured by our bad habits. Don't let your stools become very hard, the job of the colon is to recover the fluid in the stool;if we do not drink enough water, or eat only highly processed food (no fiber) and don't exercise (the helper to bowel transit) we can expect problems. ...Read more

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My two year old has hard stool. What can I do?

My two year old has hard stool. What can I do?

Start simple: If not diabetic or other diet restrictions, and will eat them, try increasing fruits (apple juice / sauce, prunes, etc.). Otherwise, can confirm w/pediatrician, but 1/2 cap MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) into morning drink can help keep water in stool during transit and make it much more comfortable to pass. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat hard stool without constipation?

Hard pelletized stoo: Is only caused by not drinking enough fluids and those fluids should be caffeine free/alcohol free fluids. You need 80-100 oz per day, more if you exercise, fly in planes, or take meds that contribute to constipation. Hard stool is constipation. ...Read more

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I'm seeing blood on surface of hard stool, what does it mean?

I'm seeing blood on surface of hard stool, what does it mean?

Most likely: Is due to hemorrhoids or a fissure, both irritated by the hard stool, however more serious sources of blood need to be ruled out. This requires an office exam and then possible colonoscopy. Get a proper exam from a Colon and Rectal Surgeon or Gastroenterologist. Do not ignore this ...Read more

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Gross, but is it normal to feel hard stool through vaginal walls?

Gross, but is it normal to feel hard stool through vaginal walls?

Yes: So if you have habitual constipation, your stools are frequently hard and you need to strain during passing motion, stool can be felt through the vagina. ...Read more

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I am facing constipation and get hard stools some times stools in it?

I am facing constipation and get hard stools some times stools in it?

Prune juice l or lax: First try warm prune juice. If that doesn't help, try an otc laxative like miralax (polyethylene glycol). If that still doesn't help still, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What would I do for this kind of constipation being soft stools but pushing so hard?

What would I do for this kind of constipation being soft stools but pushing so hard?

Constipation: Pushing really hard is not ok. Try to diversify your diet with more fresh fruits and liquid based foods. If it does not work go and see your primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Good day Dr I would just like to ask advice on how to get hard stool out when constipated?

Good day Dr I would just like to ask advice on how to get hard stool out when constipated?

Glisserine supp: Try Glisserine supposatories, and then prevent getting constipated by eating lots of fibre and fruit and veg, drink lots of water, and avoid junkfood and refined foods. ...Read more

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Hard stool and inside is like compacted powder...Usually There is alot of mucus also. Please help thanks?

Hard stool and inside is like compacted powder...Usually There is alot of mucus also. Please help thanks?

8-10 glasses water: Eat alot of veg & fruits
prunes, raisins & prune juice
use stool softeners if needed
water as suggested
Mucus is protecting the mucosa of colon from hard stools have you seen a MD to find out the cause of constpation? ...Read more

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I had previous hard stool and painful constipation. Can I use colac r on a daily basis? Will it just make my stool soft

Yes: Some patient have chronic constipation and need stool softners and/or laxatives on a daily basis. If it becomes a longer problem, please consult your physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I am unable to pass my hard stool that is ready to come out after being constipated for 3 week! Please help!?

What to do if I am unable to pass my hard stool that is ready to come out after being constipated for 3 week! Please help!?

TRy: Glycerine suppositories. Insert one in rectum, lie down on your left side and hold it in for at least 30 minutes before trying to have a BM. Can repeat this in a couple of hours but if unsuccessful need to go to an ER for a probable manual disimpaction, which will have a nurse or doctor remove the stool by hand from your rectum...not a fun experience but 3 weeks is very long to go w/o a BM and can ...Read more

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Is it normal when you have constipation for it to be hard but with soft stool on it also? I'll have round balls that have soft stool around it also

Depends what you ate: Stool can come in many forms, and constipation signals that you may be dehydrated and not drinking enough fluids, or retaining your bm, and waiting too long to evacuate it. Softer, but firm stool can be because of what you ate or is just normal stool passing. Important to not retain stool too long, as you want to avoid auto-intoxication. ...Read more

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When I go to the bathroom I have hard stool it's hard for me to push it out sometime I have to dig it out I know it's gross but idk what else to do?

When I go to the bathroom I have hard stool it's hard for me to push it out sometime I have to dig it out I know it's gross but idk what else to do?

Constipation: Constipation can be a sign of serious underlying problems. Secondary causes include certain systemic illnesses and drugs. It can be a manifestation of diabetes, hypothyroidism, high calcium levels, neurologic or obstructive disease such as tumor. There are new medications for this problem but first you need a good medical work up. ...Read more

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To fight hard stool have to take 4 rounded tablesp of flaxseed every day, to make it tolerable. Tried EVERYTHING else already. Worried LT effects...

To fight hard stool have to take 4 rounded tablesp of flaxseed every day, to make it tolerable. Tried EVERYTHING else already. Worried LT effects...

Fiber laxatives: Fiber laxatives like "flex seeds " are generally safe, however the question to ask for you is why you have 'intolerable' stools in the first place.
Please discuss with your physician the possible causes of your 'hard stools'
These causes range from minor to serious and your physician will help you to define the cause in your case.
Some time simple changes in your diet and medicines can help. ...Read more

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When I urine something sticky stuff coming along with urine and when pass hard stool white stuff coming through. Why very worried I'm 29 years old man

When I urine something sticky stuff coming along with urine and when pass hard stool white stuff coming through. Why very worried I'm 29 years old man

Possible infection: You need to be checked and evaluated for possible infection. Will need urinalysis, urethral swab for culture and stool studies. Once determine, may benefit from an antibiotic. Risk for such infection is higher in gay population. ...Read more

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