I am currently 25 years old.
One and a half month now I am experiencing some incidents of incomplete bowel movements. It all started as a constipation episode because of the lack of hydration and proper eating but even though I started eating properly , a part from the discomfort seems to persist. I used lactulose syrup to alleviate some of the discomfort, but after a couple of days it is still there.
I go everyday to the bathroom but because I can't complete my bowel movement, I usually need to have a second or even a third visit after approximately 1-2 hours.
I try not to struggle much, because I am afraid of getting hemorrhoids.
Hope right forum at end of post its about ibs. So few years ago started having ruq pain, Dr said lung xray clear ultrasound small liver cyst, alt slightly elevated, no doubt drinking, thinks stress, went on, bowel movements from normal, loose, some days 3-5 times, some days none, but never more than a day or two constipated, Er visit a few months ago for stomach virus, full blood panel because of history normal, abdomen palpation normal. Pain persist on daily basis more last two ribs both sides front and back doesn't seem deep, lots of bowel sounds and gas, worse in evening, worse sitting, better standing or laying down.Got nervous went to walk in clinic, nurse practitioner(I'm in USA) said probably cirrhosis with my history, gi appointment in 3 weeks, paniced and went to Er next day, Dr said no way cirrhosis, this muscular or ibs, his blood work said normal alt 52, good to him, but walk in NP said alt 55 elevated.no other symptoms, no jaundice, no blood anywhere, gassy, occasional bloating and the pains in front sides and back come and go. Have a lot anxiety issues. Lots of intestinal noise and bowel movements, losing my mind. any Thoughts. Ibs?View 7 Replies
I have had IBS for 20 years, and have been treating it with fiber therapy pretty successfully. In the last few months, i've had some odd bowel movements. the first one i noticed was long and thin and tough, like an elastic. i thought tapeworm, but my stool tested negative for worms. i can't explain it, but after wiping and checking it flings itself off the toilet paper a fair distance. I'm afraid to ask my doctor because he scoffed at me when i told him that i thought i had worms. i had a colonoscopy for my 50th birthday in august and everything checked out. Any idea as to what's happening?View 1 Replies
I am not constipated as stools are soft and formed but my problem is incomplete bowel movements. I can go at eight o'clock in the morning and then get an urgent desire about one hour later and then again and all this before lunchtime. It causes difficulties for me with keeping appointments and my bowels rarely feel empty for very long.
I am wondering if adhesions could be the cause of this phenomena as I have had four lower abdominal operations over a period of years.
I have heard anywhere from 3 times a day, to 3 times per week is normal. What is it? I usually have 1 movement right when I wake up in the morning, especially if I snack later in the evening. And I always have a movement while or after I drink my morning coffee. So I have two BM's in the morning close together usually. But I do not go again during the day, unless I eat a huge lunch or dinner, and then it is a very small movement. I am 46 years old now, and have yet to schedule my first colonoscopy. So are my bowel movements normal for a man of my age?View 2 Replies
Okay so I think I've been putting this off for long enough trying to ignore it. So here's the thing -- I never poop. It might be once every 4 days. But even then it's odd occurrence. I say odd for a couple reasons. First of all, I'm into bodybuilding but I'm not an ignorant meathead. Some quick info I'm about 180 pounds not much over 10% body fat at the moment, I'm a nutrition major, so I eat very healthy. No fast food, no sodas, my carb sources are for the most part complex ones, I.e. Vegetables and fruit. So I get plenty of fiber (at least 25-30 grams a day). I also drink a lot of water, 1 1/2 - 2 gallons a day (roughly a liter per hour during my work hours), and I also take a probiotic supplement to help gut flora. So back to why it's odd when I do poop: because even then I feel like I need to but I feel like I'm forcing it when I do. It can also be very gut-wrenching at times. I know common sense tells me I'm obviously very constipated. But I've looked all over the Internet trying to find answers and all I see is... Take more fiber and drink more water. I'd like to think I consume much more water and fiber than the typical American so I'm at a loss. Just wondering if anyone has any answers before I schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist.
I've been experiencing a ton of crazy symptoms lately and I was hoping someone out there could help advise me while I await my colonoscopy date next thursday. So here it goes...
For years I've always had multiple bowel movements a day - I have always had a high fiber diet - eaten a TON of spice (like ghost chili status) - and have indulged in too many beers on too many occasions. I usually had a bowel movement within an hour or two of waking up - then another 1 or 2 movements throughout the day. Pretty healthy and normal right?
I noticed over the last few months that at night before bed I was SUPER gassy - and in the morning I was noticing my bm was becoming more urgent - I attributed it again to my diet and the 2 cups of black coffee I would drink on my way into work.
Anyways - last month I was diagnosed with early testicular cancer - very early - I had it removed and multiple doctors told me that it was all gone - had a clean lung x ray and a clean ct scan---- what the ct DID show was some possible thickening of my bowel wall. From the time of the discovery of the lump on my testicle - I have had a gurgling stomach bouts of discomfort underneath my ribs - close to my chest - and frequent BM's - like 5-6 a day. The early morning ones are pretty solid and as the day progresses they become looser.
At points I have had no appetite - my weight hasn't dropped dramatically - shifted a few pounds up and down but between 252 and 259 most days.
I had 2 weeks of cipro and flagyl antibiotics and had a bunch of blood tests due to the original t cancer diagnosis. all my blood work was spot on (no signs of anemia). The antibiotics did not help my problems....
over the past week I have noticed that my upper back between the shoulder blades has had a nagging dull ache - as if muscle is tight....
I did see my GP and a GI doctor who told me he was 80% convinced it was IBS - but I have never heard of IBS dramatically becoming this bad. Furthermore - the fact that I had one form of cancer makes me afraid that now I have colon cancer as well that has been brewing in my system for years and is now hitting its final stage - I am 27 years old my wife is 4 months pregnant and I am deathly afraid that I wont be there to hold her and our newborn baby in may.... I cant sleep - I cant think - I cant focus - I can barely get off the couch and its killing my effectiveness at work - I am a teacher in my first year....
Has anyone had similar issues to these? I feel that I am doomed for a colorectal cancer diagnosis next thursday and I cant take it anymore...
Well, i have been taking PPI for last 1 year or more, and been having a constant battle with my BM, some days its fine,. some days its not.
Of late, around 30 days back i was super constipated, i had to strain so hard, i started developing chest pains. Lack of appetite, and intake of food is very scanty.
So to overcome constipation i started taking laxative (Himalaya Herbolax) , All well for few days. but things started getting weird , first movement as soon as i wake up is normal, then after an hour i have my cup of tea and breakfast, then urge to move again. I go in , little watery stools.
After 45 mins urge again, watery again. And i have to strain to move the watery stools too.
im 36 weeks pregnant and for the past couple of days I've have loose bowel movements multiple times a day. I also have increased vaginal discharge. Does this mean labor is nearing?View 1 Replies
I have on average 7-8 bowel movements per day. Some are very large, some small, some loose, some little pellets. I constantly feel like I have to evacuate. I do have diagnosed hemorrhoids. I have no pain with these bowel movements, just a constant urgency. I have been to numerous doctors; no one has given me a diagnosis, and no one has helped with the problem. I have been taught biofeedback so that when I need to evacuate, I can hold it until I get to a place where there is a bathroom.These exercises don't really work, but I do them anyway. I have had accidents, very embarrassing. I ALWAYS feel like there is something that needs to come out. Everywhere I go I must know where the bathroom is. My problem is there whether I eat a large meal or small meal. It seems to be worse when I eat things that are good for me, like spinach, salads, tomatoes, etc. I am so tired of this. Can anyone give me any suggestions?View 1 Replies
I sit and try to have BM and while doing so, my legs go numb from sitting too long. The little I do have them is small and ribbon like. 2 or 3 droppings each time. Stomach hurts all the time. Gassy all day and night. My stomach makes the worst sounds.Thought maybe colon is packed tightly or something. I eat a lot more than I use the bathroom. Maybe do a parasite and colon cleanser?View 1 Replies
I've been struggling with involuntary movements and leakage as long as I can remember. I'm currently on medications that may cause constipation and it looks like I can not discontinue them until further notice. It's embarrassing and can't really find a cure for it. I've tried many things such as
1. fibre supplements
2. kegel exercises
3. stool hardeners
4. Stool softeners
6. natural fibres
I've tried most things under the sun and I am currently on the waiting list to see a bowel specialist. Is there anyone who has or had similar experiences?
I am a 37yr old female and have had multiple bloody bowel movements for 2 days now and am kinda concerned. Like the entire toilet water is bright red...thoughts?View 1 Replies
I do not use the bathroom but maybe twice a week, my tummy swells and is very painful. Is there something wrong with me?View 1 Replies
Can kidney stones cause cramping before bowel movements? Had cat scan done because of bowel problems. Waiting for results.View 1 Replies
I have always had problems with bowel movements with my chiari before surgery but this is intense. I am going five days with no urges to go at all ever since my surgery, so every five days I go. I am doing laxatives to go at every five days. It is getting painful. Is this normal? I know that constipation is normal with pain pills but usually there is an urge to go and you just can't. But the feeling to go has completely left. I'm worried. My stomach is swollen I look pregnant and is nearly as painful as my recovery from surgery. I am taking everything they told me- stool softener, miralax, benefiber, milk of mag, and suppositories. The pa said to avoid enemas if I could. Has anyone else had this problem?View 1 Replies
I dont know what book to buy im a person who wants to learn about maintaining normal sized and hydrated defecations and so have to learn about the ways of reading the feelings of the digestive system like what its calling for and also the observation reading of defecated feces and then what to learn and what to consume or not and there maintain balanced bowel movements.View 1 Replies
Is it possible to have regular BM twice daily and still have impacted stools in your transverse colon?
Also is the transverse colon above or below the belly button?
The reason I ask is because I have IBS and suffer terrible bloating in my upper abdomen mainly above my belly button to my sternum. However when I have a BM the bloating and hardness reduces a lot.
I am 52 years old and have started having bowel movements with orgasisms why what causes this what can be done about it?View 1 Replies