Posted 19 August 2007 - 07:49 PM
Hi folks, chronic IBS-C sufferer here.When I get an acute flareup of IBS-C, one of my biggest problems (literally) is that my stools are so wide and hard that I am unable to pass them. They just keep bouncing around inside my intestines (which feels just awful). But when they get near my rectum, the cramping is excruciating, and I think my body reacts to that cramping and pushes them back up the intestine again.With my last few flareups I was lucky; eventually my stool did expel (and it was so bulky and hard that my toilet couldn't even flush it easily). But this time, with this most recent flareup, it's been nearly a whole week and so far no luck.Has anyone needed medical intervention, or does the stool always pass eventually if one is patient? After a week, I'm at my wit's end here.