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Not to long ago i had a hard time pooping, more then a few times just mucus came out. Lately it's been green and loose. What could be the cause?

Not to long ago i had a hard time pooping, more then a few times just mucus came out. Lately it's been green and loose. What could be the cause?

REALLY STUCK: You are likely having liquid stools going around a giant solid log of poop. Start by doing a MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) clean out on the weekend. Put MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) into everything you drink until you poop clear. Then, the important thing is to not let it happen again. Stool softeners are pretty useless to actually "soften" stool. Titrate MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) every other day, or daily to avoid hard rocks. Drink more water, eat veg! ...Read more

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Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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There are long, fat, red colored worms coming out every time she poops. Hemoglobin really down. 86 years old. What can it be?? How does this happen?

There are long, fat, red colored worms coming out every time she poops. Hemoglobin really down. 86 years old. What can it be?? How does this happen?

Round worm..: Ascariasis or round worm infestation. Can be easily treated with Mebendazol 100mg twice a day x 3 days, or Albendazol 400mg once only will clear it. Seek and solve the oro fecal contamination , treat other family members at the same time if they have it. ...Read more

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Had constipation iss for yrs, now I am pooping several times a day soft smaller amounts. 1 inch round, soft light brown 4-5 inches long is this normal?

Had constipation iss for yrs, now I am pooping several times a day soft smaller amounts. 1 inch round, soft light brown 4-5 inches long is this normal?

Yes: Whatever you're doing, keep doing it. Constipation can cause a variety of deadly illnesses--especially colon cancer. Bile acids break down into potent carcinogens, if transit time is more than 24 hours, bathing the colon and lower intestines with cancer-causing poison. Keep your bowels moving regularly, and avoid colon cancer. ...Read more

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Why does my friend with CF take a long time to poop?

Why does my friend with CF take a long time to poop?

Cystic fibrosis: Physiological changes in the CF gut lead to the accumulation of viscous (sticky) mucus and faecal material in the terminal ileum, caecum and ascending colon which form obstructing mucofaeculant impactions (walker et al, 2006). Contributing factors include fat malabsorption, abnormal intestinal mucins, low duodenal ph, deficient anion secretion, dysregulation of sodium and chloride absorption, othe. ...Read more

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I been constipation for a long time and I can go without stool getting stuck and then it get stuck like all smash soft poop?

I been constipation for a long time and I can go without stool getting stuck and then it get stuck like all smash soft poop?

Need to get Regular: Drink more water. Consume several tablespoons of psyllium husks each day (with more water). Take magnesium every day (you can't OD on magnesium because it will give you diarrhea). Find a daily dose that works for you. Prunes are a great bowel stimulant. ...Read more

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This the first time this has happened. After hard sex I have light bleeding didn't last long a day after I have thick brown discharge look like poop?

This the first time this has happened. After hard sex I have light bleeding didn't last long a day after I have thick brown discharge look like poop?

Brown discharge: this is most likely old blood in the vaginal cavity. I would have it checked out by your on/gyn next week some time. In the meantime you could cleanse the area with a vinegar and water rinse. Feel better! ...Read more

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What happens when you hold your poop in a long time? Do you get anus or rectal cancer?

What happens when you hold your poop in a long time? Do you get anus or rectal cancer?

You get bloated!: There is no evidence that "holding it in" causes any form of cancer. It can cause diverticulosis and hemorrhoidal symptoms! it is better to go when you have to go! ...Read more

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Im having problem to poop for long time already.And now im taking medicine call novolax.It does help.But if i stop the intake, then i wont poop. Why?

Im having problem to poop for long time already.And now im taking medicine call novolax.It does help.But if i stop the intake, then i wont poop. Why?

Constipation: Diet can cause this; make sure you are getting plenty of fresh fruit and fluids. See your doctor to determine if this is just a chronic condition for you. If so, bowel maintenance substances like psyllium, senna, and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can be used long-term. ...Read more

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My dad has pancreas cancer and he is vomitting blood and some red pieces he also pooping blood all time how long he can still alive?

My dad has pancreas cancer and he is vomitting blood and some red pieces he also pooping blood all time how long he can still alive?

Can't tell: from the information given, but both pancreatic cancer and bleeding from the GI tract are potentially fatal. I hope he gets the help he needs to deal with those problems quickly. ...Read more