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Pa Hard Stool
Uc for last 17 years & on medicines. Now in remission. Constipation and lower backache for last 3 days. What should I do. Little blood & stool id pas?
Stools to hard and large to pas. What can I do for Instant relieve. I can't go to the store at the moment.?
Manual: Disimpaction may need to be done. You can try suppositories and enemas as well if you get a chance to go to the store. Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I feel constipated but my stool isn't hard when I do pass it. It's very mushy soft. Can constipation be like this?
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
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
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
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 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