Ive not suffered from any constipation for years, but all of a sudden a couple of days ago it just came out of nowhere, I have a large stool that wont come out, it feels like its too big and hurts too much when I try to go to the toilet. Does anyone have any tips I can try before going to the doctor? I am making sure to eat plenty of fruit, oranges etc. and also drink lots of water.
Hello Amy, First of all try to add some more fibers to your diet and drink plenty of water. When a person is going with healthy fiber diet, he/she has to drink plenty of water else fiber worsen your constipation.
You may attend with colon massage; it's very helpful in getting rid of constipation. You can google it else you may go through youtube with the term "colon massage" to know the process of this massage.
Dear Amy. It’s much said to hear that you constipated I would suggest you before going to doctor try to consume 30-35 grams of fiber surely it will helpful you for your bowel movements. And If possible go for morning walk or else join in gym physical exercise probably helps you for free bowel movement. You can find some good videos in YouTube for colon message try it before consulting a doctor. I hope it would helpful for you. Good luck. You are in my Pray.
Constipation occurs when bowel moments are abnormal or less frequent. The normal length between bowel moments varies from person to person, some people have three times a day and some have only one or two times a day. Three or four days without bowel moment is too long and after three or four days stool become harder and difficult to flush out. Constipation occurs at any age and most likely adults (above 40) have this problem.
To overcome this situation we need to take care of our diet which includes vegetable juices, fibers, low fat food, green leafy vegetables and regular exercises. Drink more water, it can make the stool softer so that it can easily get out of the body.
Treatment depends on situation, if you are suffering from constipation for long time you should consult your doctor we may suggest alternative therapies to cleanse the colon. Some cases diet can help to prevent constipation if the problem in early stage.
Amy it is a serious concern to think. Yes surely constipation can be treated well before following a doctor. But first you should have to pass the stools which haven’t been passed. Try laxatives which ease the passing of stools. You have to change the diet and lifestyle patterns from now as suggested by many.
This is a terrible problem. Trust me, I suffered from chronic constipation for most of my life. What saved my life (literally) was this wonderful over-the-counter powder called Mira-lax. I started taking it when it was still a prescription only drug. Now it's widely available. It's flavorless (though it does make water taste kind of funny and thick) and helps you pass a stool by removing extra water from it, therefore shrinking the stool significantly. It also helps you pass it painlessly.
another option is to drink about eight glasses of apple juice, or a cup of coffee with espresso. caffeine is a natural laxative, and apple juice will change the hard stool to diarrhea.
Amy, try to maintain this much of fiber intake levels as I am giving here.
For Males (19-50 years): 38gm/day
For Females (19-50 years): 25gm/day
For Male (51 years and older): 30gm/day
For Females (51 years and older): 21 mg/day
Drink minimum 3liters of water.
Do some regular exercises like jogging, walking, running etc.
Physical movements are helpful in getting rid of constipation.
I hope it helps.
I extremely support the above comments and as said earlier try to use the laxatives like Miralax. It is an over the counter stool softener that can help you in the present situation. Also find yourself with the fiber diet and water as said above. Definitely you can hope to solve the issue. Hope the best.
Hi all. My mother is suffering from the same problem. She is 49 years old, taking a lot of fiber in her diet and drinking a lot of water. We are also trying colon massage since yesterday but still the problem persists. Could you please tell me how frequently she should perform colon massage and when will it show its results??
I'm not sure how this site works exactly, so I cannot tell how long ago this was posted but anywho, if someone else happens to stumble upon this later on in life, hello to you too and I hope this helps. ^-^
I literally had this problem about half an hour ago, the squeezing one that is. Still constipated hehe.
I drank lots of orange juice (with bits in it) and my father told me to eat liquorice even though I hate the taste. I had been trying the toilet 4 times this day, and finally had some luck at 9:51 at night. Whew!
There is a position I had tried the whole day, laying with your butt in the air and chest down on your bed, you should be able to pass very easy gas that way with no problem at all. I promise you, it will help later on if it doesn't help right away.
Last but not least, gather up some courage! You need courage to take the next leap, and endure the pain. You do not, and I repeat do not, want to go to the hospital, no matter how bad your pain is. Squeeze it out when you're ready and comfortable with the time and place you're at (I recommend not leaving the house LOL).
After I got rid of it (honestly, I feel so much better now) run yourself a nice warm bath and soak in it for a while. The water will not take all the pain away but it does put a damper on it. No matter what anyone says it will hurt afterward. That I can promise you. But you'll feel extremely proud of yourself and have a great sense of relief!
Sounds like you need a Manual removal of the faeces ..or squeeze some clear unscented Shampoo into the Rectum this will help it slide out.. bit like giving birth. If the stools are too large and hard. Drink more water and eat porridge.not all at the same time..
Hello Amy, I would like to share my experince to help others, 2 years ago got constipitation problem which is still struggling with time to time, but I can say more or less is under control by doing:
1. morning start with cold fresh water about 1-1.5 liter
2. a breakfast mostly with bread with enough fiber, at least 6-8 g fiber/100g bread ( I never eat bread without fiber) + in some cases a cup of coffee, becasue it is helpful to relife constipitation
3. take a kiwi per day. this fruit is miracle for constipitation,
4. Then when I go to the toalett start to massage my upper part of stomach ( under chest) from right to left. this action stimulate the colon.
Beside of all these actions I need every 2-3 weeks take a tablet to solve possible constipitation problems, becasue I take some foods which is not good for me.
hope this can help you!
This happened to me today. I was so panicked I wanted to share what happened to me in hopes I can help and offer advice and/or comfort. My problem was due to eating ALOT of fiber. However, the food was salted (a large bag of dried fruit, peanuts., et). Everything else in my diet or life was "business as usual", so I was really frightened and panicked when I couldn't use the bathroom as usual.
I definitely "had to go", but to my surprise I couldn't jump over the initial hurdle. The movement, or lack thereof, simply felt too big and was horrendously painful to try to pass.
Long story short, I was dehydrated. I too considered "do I have to go to the hospital for this?"... but I called a close friend who I remembered had dealt with this issue (the friend was taking pain meds after a surgery -which as many of you know will cause constipation). He asked if I was taking anything, what Id eaten, et et. I hadn't been taking any meds, but he asked me if I was thirsty or felt dehydrated. Indeed I was, as I ate the trail mix/fruit not too long before bed and I hadn't had much water during the night.
My friend calmed my nerves (which I hope this post does for anyone who may be in a similar situation). My friend advised I drink lots of water, maybe have a cup of coffee, and to walk around the house (all of which help constipation). When I told my friend Id done all of the above he offered the advice "go to the drugstore and buy an enema". After a little convincing I relented. Wow. It worked like a charm for me! It was a saline based enema... it's gross, but it will likely help! Your bowels and intestines are able to stretch (even when we think there's no way they can stretch anymore). Mine had become shrunken or less elastic b/c of dehydration.
Further reading revealed "milk of magnesia" may prove beneficial. So by taking a dose of milk of magnesia, and doing the unthinkable via giving myself an enema -about five minutes after the enema I was able to do the unthinkable (and pass an anomaly of a BM).
Don't panic... drink water, maybe take Milk of Magnesia (which will work w/o the enema given enough time), and if you have the ability to go buy an enema -don't hesitate b/c I assure you it will help!
Don't panic (well, Im sure there are instances where medical help is the best option)... but if you feel like you're doomed and the pain is too much to pass a stubborn stool, give yourself the benefit of the doubt and try MofM or an enema. You'll be so relieved afterwards you'll want to run a marathon!
Have a good day, and good luck! Stay hydrated.
I am a 54 year old slender woman who eats lots and lots of fiber, fruits and veggies and basically a really healthy diet but I have not had a bowel movement in 10 or 11 days!! I don't feel any different but because of the length of time, I am dying to go!! The last time I went (10/11 days ago) I had not gone in about 9 or 10 days and BOY, did I go a lot! Beyond A LOT!!
What is wrong with me!?!?!!