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Been having a lot of problems the past month with my IBS (I was diagnosed several years ago).Right now I'm on Dicetel, but it seems to be making me incredibly bloated. I'm also on Metamucil, which seems to be helping me to go. I keep wondering if I should be taking Dicetel since if feel constipated primarily and it's supposed to calm your bowel down. Is this counterproductive?Anyway, my question is this. I go in the morning, it's very soft and mushy and like it's pushed by something. Sorry to be gross. But I still feel constipated and like I have to go afterwards and most of the day. I will strain, but it all comes out the same way. I had a colonoscopy a year ago that found nothing, they're doing the occult blood tests, I'm having an ultrasound, my blood work is fine. I can't see a gastro doctor until November.Anyone else have soft bms but it still feels constipated?
 

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Hi remedy:What you're feeling is called "incomplete evacuation" and it's pretty common in IBS. You feel like there's more there but nothing comes out. I don't remember what the exact reason it is it feels this way.Re the Dicitel, it's for pain and discomfort, so it's really up to you whether or not you need it. If you're not having pain, you don't need to take it.I hope this helps.
JeanG[This message has been edited by JeanG (edited 09-10-2000).]
 
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Hi Jean: Yeah, I have incomplete evacuation as well, which is annoying as, well, you know. haha.Thing is, I do go more eventually (I drink hot water and fresh ginger in the morning and that usually helps). I've just never heard of feeling constipated when what's coming out is soft. It's very weird to strain for soft stuff. Maybe it's not constipation at all? ARGH. And, of course, the minute I eat anything, I blow up like a balloon.Isn't it fun?
 
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