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My Stools Are Very Hard Suddenly
Evaluation/diet: Look into your diet-you may have change your diet some way that is affecting your bowel. Your diet may lack fiber, or you may dring less water that normally. , or under some stress.Stress does affect your bowel as well. If you do not have any of the above reason, then you need to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bowel movement after lapro is not normal. Stools are very hard and i don't pass fully. I pass thrice to empty my bowels. Please help to be normal.
My stool has been a light blue/green for about a week now. And suddenly its hard for me to poop and my stomach feels bloated. Should i be concerned?
Yes, see a doctor: This does sound unusual enough to merit a visit to a doctor. Waiting more than a week is not likely to help. Hopefully, it is nothing serious - but if it is even minimal, you should find out what it is and what can help. Best! ...Read more
Hard, formed stool mixed with very soft stool coming out at the same time in output. What is going on/what could be the cause?
Encopresis: Encopresis results in stool backup behind the very hard and obstructing stool. Sometimes liquid or soft stool will "leak around the hard stool obstruction" giving the stool output that you describe. Treatment is disimpaction with enemas followed by stool softeners to prevent new imaction from occurring. ...Read more
Today i saw this little black dots looking things on my stool, with foam. But the black thimgs were hard. What can this mean?
Probably nothing: It's probably nothing to be concerned about as long the stool normalizes . Likely something you ate. ...Read more
Lately i always feel like i need to go to the toilet, but i can't go properly. My stools aren't hard, they just won't come out properly! help?
Get checked: A change in bowels should be checked if they don't normalize with easy treatment. Multiple possible explanations exist. I would first increase your dietary fiber to 30 grams daily along with 60-70 oz of water daily . Fiber one cereal is a nice option to increase your fiber. A colonoscopy is suggested to rule out any significant problem within the colon ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having really soft BM's, but there are really hard pellet ahaped stools mixed in. I often have a feeling of an incomplete BM.
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