My first poop askme!
February 26, 2013 3:42 PM Subscribe
Do I have to go to the doctor?
posted by fozzie_bear to health & fitness (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, so I've had the feeling that I am not completely emptying my bowels when I go to the bathroom. This has been going on since last Wednesday when during sex I suddenly felt uncomfortably constipated (vaginal sex, nothing at all went in my butt.) Sex stopped immediately. Sex was not rough or unusual and I doubt it is related. I have had bowel movements since then of normal consistency and diameter but much shorter in length
than usual. I often have the urge to go but nothing comes out. Other info:
-It is uncomfortable and once or twice it was cruampy. I am not in pain.
-I had food poisoning three days prior to the onset of the constipation. I was sick for one day with diarrhea and dry heaves.
-I gave up coffee a few weeks ago and my bowel movements have not been as regular but when I did go I felt like everything came out.
-I tried a glycerin suppository last night. The immediate effect was one small poop. I still feel like there is something stuck further up.
- I've tried senna tea and decaf coffee, both of which stimulated small bowel movements, but I still didn't feel empty.
So, my question: Is it possible I have impacted bowels even if I'm having relatively normal poops? Do have to go to the doctor? Is the doctor just going to tell me to go get something from the pharmacy that you guys could tell me about?