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... You're very constipated and the reason you keep having to go have bowel movements several times a day is because there is a lot of hard stool that needs to come out and it only comes in small amounts. You need to start drinking at least 64 oz. ... (3 replies)
Stomach Cramping
Oct 7, 2008
... Yer I think ive always had naturally soft stools,even when I play around with my diet.I am going to try different levels of fibre as I think too much definitely makes it worse for me.Atm I eat an oat cereal and 4 fruit and veg a day and will see how that goes. ... (3 replies)
... Hi, I am wondering if I have a problem here. ... (3 replies)

Nov 17, 2003
... Anitraw, don't add raisin bran to your diet, if you are moving your stools okay. That is NOT a requirement, and you are right, it might backfire on you again like it did. ... (996 replies)
... I had the fissure since the end of June, had surgery November 24th. I didn't have chronic pain with the fissure, but when there WAS pain, it was bad enough and it seemed to make the hemorrhoids worse, for some reason. ... (9 replies)
... A meaning you alternate between severe constipation to bouts of explosive diarrhea that can't be controlled sometimes. It also sounds you may have some acid reflux as well. ... (1 replies)
... clog the toilet and I need to spend a half hour or longer getting them to go down! ... (3 replies)
... finally learned to add water and fiber to my diet. ... (3 replies)
Stool softeners
Feb 5, 2012
... Even if you were able strain to pass hard stool it's not something you would want to do anyways. Straining and forcing hard stool out on a regular basis can lead to hemorrhoids,anal fissures,rectal prolapse,and hernias. ... (4 replies)
... Whatever you do, do not stop the fiber. Your body requires both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber dissolves in water to create softer, bulkier bm's and insoluble fiber is what a lot of people refer to as roughage. It passes through the body virtually unchanged. ... (1 replies)
... you are definitely a bigger person than I. After all eight of my pregnancies I would have never thought or wanted anyone near me down there. I think my body had had enough trauma at giving birth. ... (40 replies)
Nov 22, 2003
... Runninggal , Yes, I have thought about a second opionon. ... (75 replies)
Pale Stools
Oct 7, 2007
... I don't really know how else to explain the color. I had a bowel movement today and the color was a very very very light brown. That is why I would call it pale. ... (0 replies)
... passed stool. It's like everything in my GI tract shifts down as I sit, and the stool is closer to the opening, causing seeping odor. ... (0 replies)
... was the citracel for bulking up stools and more regularity? ... (21 replies)
... Good luck keep me informed how you get on Hope everything turns out ok (7 replies)
... sliding. Does stress tend to make you constipated? ... (80 replies)
... Hi Lisa, so good to hear from you. I am a week ahead of you on recovery, so maybe I can give you some insights too, as Kelley and Mindy did. ... (298 replies)
... If it's a fissure, you'll experience varying amounts of pain whenever you have a BM. I had a very bad one that started around Christmas and by February, I wanted to stop eating so I would stop going to the bathroom. It affected me physically and mentally because I was so afraid of something that my body has to do. ... (5 replies)
... t you are healing well from the surgery. Thanks for posting your healing progress. It gives me hope for my upcoming surgery. Regarding the milk of magnesia, I have to use it almost everyday in order to have a BM. I have tried all of the fibers with little success. ... (29 replies)

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