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How can I manage really hard stool?

How can I manage really hard stool?

Stool softener: Glycerine suppositories but even more important is to prevent hard stool from developing in the first place. You need to drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid every day. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

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What home remedies are there for hard stool?

What home remedies are there for hard stool?

Senna: Senna, found in prunes, is an excellent home remedy for hard stool. Mineral oil, increase fluid and fiber intake are also helpful natural remedies. ...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

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I have a hard stool. It won't come out. Any help please.

I have a hard stool. It won't come out.  Any help please.

Use a : Glycerine suppository or a fleet mineral oil enema. May require repeat dosing if no results in 6 hours. Once cleared you need to find out why you are getting impactions of stool and be evaluated.Not normal. ...Read more

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Hard stool and haven't gone for two days. What can this be?

Hard stool and haven't gone for two days. What can this be?

Constipation: These symptoms sound like simple constipation. This can be related to diet, too little water intake, too little exercise or perhaps medications or irritable bowel syndrome. You should get plenty of fiber in your diet, plenty of water, exercise and take a stool softener. If your symptoms do not improve you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can pass hard stool without anymore medication?

Is there a way I can pass hard stool without anymore medication?

Maybe: This depends greatly on why the stool is hard, other medical problems, and what you have already used. The best remedy is plenty of water, which can help to soften stool. Physical activity can also help. Assuming no severe intestinal pathology, there is little reason to avoid stool softeners like docusate, or non-stimulant laxatives like miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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What can I do for my stool getting stuck all soft hard stool????

What can I do for my stool getting stuck all soft hard stool????

Constipation: Sounds like you might be describing constipation. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/constipation/basics/symptoms/con-20032773 for more info. Typically we recommend fiber, fluids & exercise. Also avoid things that can make constipation worse, such as many medications. There are many over-the-counter options failing the above but given that you're only 22yo, go see FamilyDoc b4 ...Read more

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What are the causes for rock hard stool? And is there a way to relieve the pain?

What are the causes for rock hard stool? And is there a way to relieve the pain?

Constipation: Sounds like you may need some stool softeners and increase your water intake. Dehydrating can cause hard stools which will then result in pain in pushing. ...Read more

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I've recently noticed that only at the beginning of a BM I pass hard stool balls that have white specks in them.

I've recently noticed that only at the beginning of a BM  I pass hard stool balls that have white specks in them.

Taking calcium?: Are you taking calcium supplement since this tends to induce constipation and leaves white specks? If this is the case, adding magnesium to the mix may help relieve this problem. ...Read more

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