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If You Have Bowel Obstruction Can You Still Poop Liquid Everyday
Partial obstruction: Sometimes, when there is a mechanical bowel obstruction, liquids are the only types of bowel contents that will pass. Fecal impaction, whichever cause a partial blockage , is often accompanied by overflow incontinence or passage of liquid stool around the mass of hard stool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
How can I tell if I have a bowel obstruction will i poop just liquid if I have a bowel obstruction?
I have stomach pain that comes and goes for couple days.i still poop hard and soft stool..have ibs and lots of stress..could it b a bowel obstruction ?
I can pass gass and all but I poop very little, could I have a bowel obstruction? I have no pain, it just feels like a lot of poo is in my intestines.
If you are: passing flatus, I don't think you have an intestinal obstruction. More likely severe constipation or underlying intestinal motility problem. You can try otc laxatives or stool softeners or even suppository or enema, but if problem persists, see your doctor for precise diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
Im having lower abdomonal pain and cramping off and on. Could I have a bowel obstruction if I poop but its small and hard and difficult to pass?
Not likely: Generally, with a bowel obstruction you won't pass stool or flatus, you will have a distended abdomen and nausea and vomiting. More likely you are just constipated and you may have an Irritable Bowel Syndrome. For information on treatment go to http://bit.ly/1uzOegm and http://bit.ly/1VlC078 http://bit.ly/1OiIRcI I think you will find this information very helpful. ...Read more
Im having pains that come and go in my lower abdomen also followed by gas and smaller looser poops, is this constipation or bowel obstruction?
Constipation: If you are having hard small stools and pain is not severe this is most likely constipation. High fiber diet(fruits and veggies), plenty of water, prune juice can help. If you are having severe pain, vomiting, definitely unable to pass any stool for several days you need to be seen asap. ...Read more
Incomplete bowel obstruction ? Feels like a blockage or the colon closes after halfway through the bowel. No other symptoms, stool is fine.
Constipation?: It sounds like you have the feeling of incomplete stool evacuation during a bowel movement. A bowel obstruction usually is a mechanical obstruction on the intestine caused by scar tissue from previous operations, hernias, masses in the intestine, ect. If constipated i recommend increasing the fiber and water in your diet, and add a stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium). If symptoms continue, see a md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more