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Soft Stool Difficult To Pass
Some concerns: Your age of 23 suggests a number of possibilities: 1) irritable bowel syndrome; 2) adult hirshprung's disease or rectal dyssynergia with pelvic floor dysfunction; 3) relatively acute procto-colitis due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.; 4) ano-rectal disorders (like anal fissures, rectal prolapse, large prolapsing hemorrhoids with pain); 5) neurologic damage. Get checked please. ...Read more
Unlikely: If haemorrhoids are large, they still allow gas to pass, unless the person is nervous about soiling themselves and it is a learned reflex... Need someone to check the health of the rectum.. Preferably someone who has experience. ...Read more
Probably not...: ...but would you care to clarify for us your concerns and risks please? ...Read more
For constipation/dry, harder stools, is it important to drink a lot of water when eating fiber in order to make stools softer?
Wat would cause my bowel movements to be green. Like a dark puke green color. Soft muchy fluffy. Always easy to pass. Use to be brown hard.
Speed and veges...: The color of stool is usually the product of what we eat and speed of intestinal transit. Eating lots of green veges is associated with higher fiber content diets which decrease transit time in the intestine (ie faster) resulting in a greenish hue to the stool due to bile vegetable pigments. No worries. Good luck! ...Read more
Internal hemorrhoids are swollen and make the passing of the stool difficult need to strain hard and have to use enemas to have a bm. The stool is flat but soft, i take a stool softener every evening.
I can't pass this stool. I'm bleeding possibly due to irritating a fissure. Its difficult to stand or sit. Will a saline enema help?
ER: You most likely need to go to an ER where they are set up to handle these messy situations. Sounds like you have a complicated situation and may need some assistance. ...Read more
Is It possible for pinworms to live in hard constipation stools? Or are they only present in soft runny stool?
Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?
Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help you be more regular naturally. Once you feel you have "cleaned out" somewhat - stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) but continue the fiber on a daily basis. Also try warm soaks on your hemorrhoids, and topical creams with steroid (hc) may help, too. ...Read more
Why does a severely redundant loopy distended colon allow stool to pass though slowly, but not flatus? I cannot pass flatus any more? CT scan normal
Life'sAGas,Sometimes: I'm sure your husband is very happy about that...But first, does it cause you pain or does your stomach get all bloated? If you feel OK don't sweat it. But if you have pain or cramps then you may need to change your diet so less gas is formed (crucifers? legumes? dairy?). Make sure you're not taking any medicines that slow down your gut. And- There are medicines that can stimulate the intestines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7" skin colored item passed from rectum after treatment of constipation. Solid, does not break up like stool. Able to lift out of toilet. Concern?
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful medication too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more
Feel constipated, and only able to pass soft thin stools. Could this be some sort of interstinal infection? I eat high fiber and use Metamucil daily.
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