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I'm so constipated i been constipated for yrs my stools are 2 hard 2 pass and i believe I have blockage please help me. I'm terrified to go to doc.

I'm so constipated i been constipated for yrs my stools are 2 hard 2 pass and i believe I have blockage please help me. I'm terrified to go to doc.

Maybe Hypothyroid: Hypothyroidism is a common cause of constipation. Other causes include inadequate fiber, and inadequate fluid. I recommend metamucil every day (fiber), plus plenty of water, and magnesium. You can't od on magnesium, because too much will cause diarrhea. Start with 500 mg or so, and increase your dose every couple of days until you reach "bowel tolerance"--then back off to a comfortable dose. ...Read more

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I have what i believe is known as hematochezia i was recently taking hCG drops for weight loss but as of dec 9 2012 i stoppd for maintenance phase and my stools hardened and became harder to pass and when I do have a bowel movement there is dark red blood

I have what i believe is known as hematochezia i was recently taking hCG drops for weight loss but as of dec 9 2012 i stoppd for maintenance phase and my stools hardened and became harder to pass and when I do have a bowel movement there is dark red blood

It happens: First off the drops are worthless and do not work. You need to have the diet administered by a qualified physician, injectable hcg, and strict 500 calorie diet. When on the proper diet it is typical to have a bm every 3-4 days, you must drink plenty of water. When you do the wrong diet and take bogus drops you will get constipation which will irritate rectum/anus and cause blood in stools. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a stool to be too hard to pass and then the next day it comes out easily and it's soft?

Is it normal for a stool to be too hard to pass and then the next day it comes out easily and it's soft?

Digesation: it depends upon food you ate. If you had same food then it should be pretty much same otherwise it would be of concern. thanks. ...Read more

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I'm having problems with passing stool it's really dry &sometimes to hard to pass. what can I take or do to fix this problem?

I'm having problems with passing stool it's really dry &sometimes to hard to pass. what can I take or do to fix this problem?

Stool softener: There are several options. Try a stool softener. One of the most common is Colase. You can also try something natural like prunes out print juice. If you don't like the sound of that, you can take it in oil form, like Senekot. Mineral oil can be helpful. To prevent add fiber to your diet like Fibercon or psillium seeds and drink more water ...Read more

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My stool is always thick heavy pasty but soft but it's still hard to pass. What can I do to get my stool to become more light and loose?

My stool is always thick heavy pasty but soft but it's still hard to pass. What can I do to get my stool to become more light and loose?

Fiber, fluids & exer: I don't know about making your stool "more light" but you can't argue against fiber, fluid & exercise to keep from being constipated. Ideally, you'd get your fiber from your foods but there are also fiber supplements available along w/stool softeners, too. Don't worry about consistency as long as you don't have to strain. Check w/your doc re need for colonoscopy (low risk vs high). ...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