I, female age 35, cannot poop when others are in the house or when other people are in a public bathroom. (And I loathe even going in a public bathroom.) This means that when there are houseguests, I end up constipated. I have recently been in travel situations with one other person and I end up spending the whole trip constipated. It is even worse with a newer dating partner. What can I do to relax and poop? [more inside]
When one strains during defecation and thereby has a little bit of bleeding, why doesn't this cause an infection? [more inside]
Pooping has become increasingly difficult and I think something inside my colon is blocking my ability to defecate. Thoughts? (Kinda gross, but not really.) [more inside]
I need some action down South, if you know what I mean! (And for those of you who don't know what I mean, I'm talking regularity and constipation.) OH YEAH! [more inside]
According to this bag of prunes I'm eating, one serving only has 3 grams of fiber, which doesn't sound like very much. So (a) how did prunes get a reputation for being a cure for constipation and (b) is there something else I should be eating to get the desired effect?
Poop (or lack thereof) Filter: Curing someone else's constipation. That someone else is four years old. [more inside]
Why do I crave sugar on days when I've had a lackluster/no bowel movement? [more inside]
Health question involving constipation. More inside to prevent offending delicate sensibilities. [more inside]