... I am noticing now that when I try to have a bowel movement...I have trouble going. I know better than to strain, but I just cannot go without really concentrating on it. ... (1 replies)
... maybe causing some of the blood but also straining to force stool out will do that too. Did the doctor say anything about the possibility it could be irritable bowel syndrome with alternating between constipation and diarrhea ? ... (4 replies)
... this has occurred twice in 2007 and once a year since 2003. The last time this happened in Nov 2007 it was different. It happened after a long bout of the left side lower abdominal pain. The pain had started to come on a few minutes to a half hour before a bowel movement. ... (3 replies)
... l diameter of stool. The size may vary from time to time, but is always narrower than what I would consider "normal". I don't really have any problems having a bowel movement, no constipation, no diarrhea, but the size is always the same. The closest thing I can compare it to is toothpaste squeezed from a tube. ... (3 replies)
... The colon is descending on the left side of abdomen.
Polyps, cancer, diverticles, stenoses, adhesions after bowel infections or surgery (may appear many years later), intussusception - all this can be an obstacle for movement of feces (possibly without any other symptoms).
Ultrasound for the start, X-ray with contrast and finally colonoscopy would give you answers.
Or it... (2 replies)
... of the front wall of the rectum into the vagina. The rectal wall may become thinned and weak, and it may balloon out into the vagina when you push down to have a bowel movement. Most rectoceles occur in women where the front wall of the rectum is up against the back wall of the vagina. ... (2 replies)
... mostly water and eating healthier in general. If I take fiber supplements my bowel movements have improved but they cause too much gas. If I don't take the fiber supplements then my bowel movements are hard and marble like. ... (1 replies)