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]
Question on the timing of bowel movements; details behind the jump so as to protect the squeamish. [more inside]
What is in my water that has caused changes to my, um, bowel movements? (Some graphic details inside) [more inside]
There was poop on the sofa after the party. What do we do? [more inside]
How long does it take you or a loved one to poop? [more inside]
Two weeks today I'm running a half-marathon (my first). The running is not the problem; issues with my digestion and its effects are. How can I deal with running and the need to poop? [more inside]
[Grossness warning] I accidentally ate food that was tainted with a small amount of feces. I am concerned about parasites. How do I take care of the fallout, and what are my best human deworming options? Everything I can find on this topic (information and, annoyingly, worming tablets too) seems to be geared towards deworming dogs, cats, and horses. [more inside]
I have a rather...sticky situation happening in the bathroom regarding poop and my new toilet. Please help before I die of embarassment! [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]
Okay, so I'm gay and I have a scat fetish and I really hate it. It's embarrassing, shameful and disgusting when I think about it. How on earth do I get rid of it? [more inside]
Could my son’s bladder and bowel control problems be a manifestation of emotional distress? Or could there be something physical going on that we’re missing? We’re going to the doctor soon, but I’d like to hear some ideas from others who might have dealt with something similar. [more inside]
I'm pretty sure I have hemorrhoids. What kind of doctor treats those? [more inside]
My iron supplement is giving me diarrhea. WTF and what do I do? (semi-grossness inside) [more inside]
Help. How can I make myself poop less frequently? [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?
How do I change my poop cycle? I used to poop every day when I woke up (6am ish) and I would usually be good until the next morning. Then I went out of the country, changed time zones, all that stuff, and now I'm back. I've been back for about 2 months but for some reason now I poop every day at about 5pm. How do I alter my cycle to poop when I want to?!
Hangover BM question. [more inside]
Poop question about normalcy and bowel movements [possibly disgusting]
I am plagued by painful beershits and a complete loss of appetite (sometimes days) after a night of drinking. Any ideas other than curbing my acoholism?
What lubricates bowel movements on the way out, and what makes it happen? [more inside]
PoopFilter: this sounds juvenile, but it's based out of a deep, general curiosity... why are some poops dirtier than others? [more inside]
Why does eating in a restaurant make me crap my pants?
I have a generally healthy, varied diet. I can eat anything prepared at home, regardless of how rich, fatty, or spicy it is. But nearly everything from restaurants causes massive stomach upset. I have an intense need to go to the bathroom within 20 or 30 minutes of eating restaurant food - sometimes it's diarrhea, sometimes not.
I can eat junk food, fast food - even Taco Bell - without problems, which adds to my confusion about the cause. I thought it might be MSG, but the local Chinese restaurant is one of the few places I can eat, and they do use MSG. Is there one particular food additive that I'm not aware of that might be doing this? Any other ideas?