... I'm a 29 y/o female and about 1-2 years ago I began experiencing changes similar to what you describe. I figured it would fix itself, but the problem never passed. I would get checked out because the pain in my abdomen would get so severe, but it was always gas and/or constipation. Stool softeners and other OTC drugs were hit or miss in regards to helping my symptoms. I ... (6 replies)
... Mine have changed in much the same way and I don't think you have anything to worry about other than maybe adding some bulk to your diet. I eat Fibre 1 cereal once or twice a week and I actually found that Hummus has got to be the best stool regulator that I've ever had. One or two nights of eating hummus with Naan bread and I'm cleaned right out. You talked about the small... (6 replies)
... ray which he said showed constipation, gastro later said most xrays show constipation. I was told to take stool softener and laxative. No change. Blood work was normal. ... (6 replies)
... I had a hemorrhoidectomy about 6 days ago and I have to say, this recovery is doing me in.
I was prescribed a narcotic pain killer which did nothing. I switched to one extra strength Advil and one extra strength Tylenol; which in combination with a sitz bath, polysporin and xylocane has really worked.
I was also told to take 4 generic stool softeners a day with two doses... (0 replies)
... For the past 12 months or so, I have had periods of constipation that usually last a few days, but it didn't really concern me until about a month ago when I didn't go to the bathroom for over a week. ... (2 replies)
... ving a bowel movement, I felt a slight pain as the stool left my body. When I wiped, to my surprise was very copious bright red blood. There was also a puddle of blood on the paper in the toilet. It freaked me out a bit, but I've been waiting to see if it happens again before I tell my Dr. ... (2 replies)
... gest that when you see your doctor, insist on a referral for colonoscopy with biopsies. As well, stool sample testing will determine if you have any invaders. Blood testing can help regarding liver enzymes, inflammation, infection, blood count, kidney, etc....they will give insight for further investigation. ... (2 replies)
... Blood in the stool isn't something to be ignored. Hypothyroid could explain the constipation but not the diarrhea, at least to me. Have you had recent bloodwork done? ... (2 replies)
... I thought it might be hemorrhoids because I've had hypothyroidism for 5 years now and constipation has been a symptom I've had to deal with because of that disorder. ... (2 replies)
... I went to the doctor two days ago for what may have been one of the worst pains of my life, turns out I have an external haemorrhoid and the blood inside it has clotted. I was given sheriproct ointment which is removing some of the pain but hasn't reduced the hemmoroids size yet. ... (2 replies)
... Thank you so much for your advice but being a very anxious that I am does it sound serious to you from your experience? (12 replies)
... If you have had a few days with no bms then went and after the third one with a spec of blood in mucus on the toilet paper, then I'd say it's possibly anal or rectal.... ... (12 replies)
... been having some bowel problems. Starting around October last year I began having on and off issues with some slight indigestion and small amounts of bright red blood when I had a BM. These issues would come and go. I had a small issue similar to this in 2014 and had a colonoscopy performed to check. ... (7 replies)
... normal movement every morning, no straining and no pain, minimal loose blood. When I flush it's still pinkish brown or a light brick red color so I am unsure of blood being inside my stool. The rest of the day is my problem. I have really bad gas and with everyday I'm passing more and more wet flatulance. ... (1 replies)
... Yes, it is odd since constipation is the more common complaint after hysterectomy. I have to wonder if the prophylactic antibiotic caused it or I got some sort of hospital acquired infection. ... (9 replies)
... months ago I noticed blood in my stool, no haemorrhoids, nothing on tissue. ... (9 replies)
... have been many posts on rectal bleeding, but I am positive mine are due to fissures. I have a BM twice a day but each time it is painful and causing period like blood on the paper and in the bowl. ... (2 replies)
... No, this is not a sudden change. Actually, it has always been like this. My bowels have never been regular but what has changed is my healthy diet for more than a year now. I have started taking good care of it, yet I see no changes or improvement in my bowels.
I don't have any of the signs that you mentioned, except for the usual bloating. Sometimes, no matter how much... (5 replies)
... AReyou having pain, cramping, bloating, blood in the stool, acute pain while having a bowel movement, losing weight? ... (5 replies)
... I should say I hope your doctor ruled out hemmorhoids and anal fissure as the cause of blood in the stool! ... (6 replies)