Conditions with symptom: 'blood in faeces'
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I have uncontrollable urges to go to the toilet in which results in watery faeces. After 3 days of this ongoing issue it seems to have gotten worse and now my bottom leaks watery faeces into my underwear without me being able to control it or actually knowing.
I have always only opened my bowels 1-2 times per week since I was a child (I am now 37, female), but in the past few years I have become feeling really backed up and uncomfortable inbetween bowel movements, with my upper abdomen distending and feeling very solid. When the urge to have a bowel movement finally comes, I do not have to strain to pass the faeces and they are mid brown in colour and reasonably soft and continuous like faeces should be. However, they are often 3 inches in diameter and 10 inches long - ie huge! I have come to expect that I will block the loo regulalrly and sometimes try "nipping it off" half way through, and flushing after one lump and certainly between faeces and putting toilet paper down the toilet to try to prevent this. After such a bowel movement I feel very light and empty, and stretched, although I know I do not tear the anus as there is no blood spotting. However, surely this is not normal? Is there anything I can do to help make me more regular? My GP has suggested I have "sluggish bowel" and that I'll just have to live with it as there is no cure. He has prescribed lactulose to try to stimulate peristalsis, but this doesn't seem to have any effect (and is expensive at £5 a week). I eat a balanced diet and have always eaten plenty of fruit and veg. I am also on an anti-depressant called Sertraline 50mg daily, however this doesn't seem to be the cause as when I have been off these for many months, my bowel movements are the same as when I am on them. I find it is worse on the run-up to starting my period, with sometimes a whole week without a bowel movement before finally going one the day I start menstruating. Please have you any suggestions to improve my bowel movement frequency and abdominal discomfort.
hi im lucky if i go twice a week. im not in good health tho and on alot of medication. Ive also started getting severe cramping pains and only thing to relieve it is to sit on loo. anyways, in answer to your question i find that by clenching your fist then firmly massaging your outer bowels helps the stools to move as well as taking 10mg of LACTULOSE SOLUTION before going to sleep helps soften the stools overnight ready for next day. sometimes it works,and sometimes it doesnt as everyone is different. ive also faound ( it might wirk for you too ) drinking 1 pint of water an hr before sleep and eating 6 dried prunes and 6 dried apricots. if all above fails,be persistant but polite to your general practitioner to sort it out,after-all.. thats theur job !
I too take 50 mg aday of zoloft for depression and anxiety i have bad case of it but this remember effects our levels in bathroom too if i panic or stress out our digest system becomes slow divesting food and can resort in mikd constipation but i eat activia yogurt raisin brand bf veges loads water prune juice is daily salads chicken fish i try stay on a ok eating i also suffer from greds diease reflux i take pevicaid daily i just truly started eating solids again cause of my throat issue but this morning i took movement it wascsoft then i felt not emptt so i checked with my finger i had semi hard pellets stuck so i used a kil bit warm water enema and tryed getting restcout so i belive it helped i also only do this if absolute ness suppositories i hear help my doctor said use metamucil but ill wait cause if u dont drink water tons wit it boy u get worse constipation crazy i know bur i pray too and jesus hears us hope we get well asap in jesus name amen
I have been suffering with internal haemorrhoids since i had my daughter 2yrs ago now and every time ive gone to the doctors have been told to buy over the counter products which haven't worked i constantly feel i need to empty my bowels which i struggle to be able to do and when i eventually do its more blood then faeces it also stings when i go. what can i do next to convince the doctors to do something? it has put a lot of strain on my relationship as well as everything else!!
I had the same problem after my second child at 32 but I have always had a constipation problem and been strainining since i was 19 years old, so its not surprising. The creams are no good only the steroid suppositories helped until I felt better. Eating a pear a day stops me being constipated and if I'm too busy I take movicol.
When I go to the loo I have to go straight after I have eaten. When i do go my faeces is almost like rabbit droppings? small and lots and lots. I could always go when I sit on the loo i can pass a solid every time? This all started after I had my daughetr nearly 3 years ago.
My Husband has a blood stained semen, i think its blood but its like a dark blood even brownish not as fresh blood colour, any thoughts please
My anus leaks, even after cleaning myself. After a few hours I have to wipe my anus as it leaks a little. Its worse if I have very soft faeces. I'm 40 year old male.
I have the same problem. I remember an EB programme where a lady had an internal "bulge" in the side of her bowel which temporarily stored and then leaked poo. I think they found a solution but I can't remember what it was! Anyone else???
The internal bulge sounds like a rectal prolapse, and the 'pocket' where faeces get stuck is called a rectocele. Both conditions can be treated surgically with an operation called a 'mesh rectopexy'. I don't have these problems myself but know of others who have, and they've had the rectopexy procedure with great results. There are online support groups for people with bladder and bowel trouble, so have a search online - there's lots of help and advice out there.
I've been on a detox diet for a week and my faeces has turned a light brown. The smell is pretty awful too. I have gone off all grains (including rice, quinoa etc), yeast, sugar/sweeteners of any kind and dairy. The diet allows meat, veggies, fruit and nuts.
Did you check the diet with a doctor? You may be missing out on nutrients that you need. If they are loose, you may not be getting enough fibre. I would suggest going to the doctor, especially since it has changed as a result of this diet.
Hi, Usually in the evening my anus is a little itch and when I scratch it there are like little brown tiny things round my anal hole. I can pick them up with my fingers. Sometimes they are white and sometimes they are brown. I thought it was worms and took worming tablets but they are still there. Sometimes there are quite a few of them and sometimes hardly any. I thought at first it could be dried faeces. Any ideas?
Thread worm. Ask the Pharmcist for "worm syrup". It will clear them up quickly
I was taking cilest and had a suspected blood clot. I dont know if it was a blood clot or not. Iv been to my GP and they said it was just chest pain. Iv had blood tests and have something wrong with my blood, aparantly it is more prone to clots. I was then puton cerazette but it wasnt working for me. What other contraception can i take?
Hey I'm 16 and I have pinworms , my anal region is itching like hell and I've found a few little white worms in my faeces and around my bum . I'm too scared to tell my parents and daren't go to a doctor ! Also I'm on my period at the moment and I'm scared that these worms could somehow burry into my tampon ! I don't bite my nails and I shower every morning(allways have done) , what should I do ?!
Buy a medication called Ovex, you dont need a prescription.
I have spots on my bum what is this and all ways itchy if some one can help don't wanna go see a doctor ???
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