I'm having trouble pooping!
January 24, 2012 7:21 AM Subscribe
Pooping has become increasingly difficult and I think something inside my colon is blocking my ability to defecate. Thoughts? (Kinda gross, but not really.)
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (20 answers total)
28. Very healthy (well, on the outside). I've had issues with small, external hemorrhoids in the past that just seem to go away with time (and reduced pressure on the area).
A few weeks ago I had yet another small (size of a pea) hemorrhoid pop up around my rectum for whatever reason. I've been to the doctor in the past about this and they basically told me to reduce pressure on the area and hope it goes away, and they always have. And while the visible hemorrhoid that I had a few weeks ago has disappeared, going to the bathroom has become very difficult.
I know my body and while I eat a good amount of healthy food, and feel the need to go to the bathroom, when I sit down it is just impossible for me to get anything out without significant pressure. And when something does come out, it feels/seems like the waste material has to 'sneak' around something in my rectum in order to actually make it out of my body. Basically it feels like there is a block somewhere.
If things don't change in the next few days (it has been going on for at least a week now) I'm going to see a doctor, and I know you aren't my doctor, but has anyone been in this situation before? Is it more serious than I think? There is no blood or mucus in my stools.