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Has this ever happened to anyone? Due to getting all wound up this week, I made my "C" much worse than usual...I mean really bad! Anyway, yesterday and today, I've had some "loose" stool...not a whole lot, but some, but it feels like there is a big ball of "hard" poop up there that won't come out. It feels like the loose poop is coming out around the hard Poop.. and the hard poop won't budge. Is this possible. Has this ever happend to anyone? I know this is kind of gross, and I apologize for that, but this has never happened to me before. I know there is no "obstruction" there, because I just had my barium eneman 2 weeks ago. Any input or suggestions would be appreciated, because this is really, really, really, uncomfortable.------------------"Today is the first day of the rest of your life"Rose [This message has been edited by Rose (edited 11-19-1999).]
 
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Hi Rose, What you're describing sounds exactly like what used to happen with me. According to my GI I didn't really have D but had bad C but more liquid, looser stools slip by. I would go for a mild laxitive to get you out of trouble. You must be terribly uncomfortable. I hope you feel better soon. Jackie
 

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Hi Rose:I haven't had that one, but Jackie's advice sounds good. I like Correctol when I need to use something. It takes a little longer but is gentle. Jean------------------"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." Babe Ruth. And I'm also Praying with Bettie for a cure for this NASTY IBS! Jean
 
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I wouldn't reccomend a laxative. Perhaps you have a fecal impaction that can be digitally removed. If it is too far up to reach, try a fleets enema.------------------SueTrying to live a "normal life"!
 

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Yes, Rose. I've had this experience. It's always worked its way out eventually. Hope you are not too uncomfortable. If you are an enema or laxative can help.
 
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Just lending my support. I think everyones advice is good. Fleet Enemas do really work. Take care and hope you feel better soon!
 

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Rose, have you tried the papaya yet? It is very gental. I have had this also and it has worked its way out.
 
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Rose, as a nurse, I know that when our patients have a impaction or a extremely hard stood, we will try one of four things. 1) Milk of Magnesia 2) warm prune juice about 8 0z 3) Peri-colace (prescription laxative or 4) last resort...a oil based fleets enema. I have just been recently diagnosed with IBS, but have been a nurse for a long time. I can relate and sympathize with your pain of constipation.. I hope that one of these suggestions works for you.Susan
 

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Thanks everybody for your suggestions, but I took matters into my own hands last night before I read your responses. I was sooooo uncomfortable when I left work yesterday, I stopped at CVS and went straight to the laxative area. After debating back and forth on what to buy, I decided drastic measures were needed and opted for a bottle of magnesium citrate. After I ate dinner, I drank the bottle followed by three large glasses of water and around midnight..things finally started "moving"...and still are...thank God! I'm thankful also that it's Saturday, and I don't have to go to work..I can stay home and hopefully "poop my brains out"
What I don't understand is: I'm a thin person and I don't eat all that much food..where the heck does all "Poop" come from?
------------------"Today is the first day of the rest of your life"Rose
 

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Rose:I'm so glad you're feeling better! Have a good day today at home pooping! Jean------------------"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." Babe Ruth. And I'm also Praying with Bettie for a cure for this NASTY IBS! Jean
 
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