Hello all,I am new on the boards. I wasn't sure where to put this post. I have spent a lot of time reading posts and have found that at least some of you have symptoms similar to mine, although I do not believe I have IBS. My symptoms seem to fall along the lines of obstructed defecation. I am not classically constipated. I have problems getting stool out of me once it arrives at the departure gate so to speak. The stool is usually soft and should pass easily, but gets stuck. Sorry for any TMI. I'm basically looking for any tips or advice on how those of you who have obstructed defecation manage it. What has worked best for you to live with this problem?I haven't been officially diagnosed with anything. I have an appointment with a colorectal specialist on Feb. 8th and I'm hoping they will be able to figure out what is wrong with me/ what is causing this or at the very least give me some advice on how I can manage with this problem more effectively. I'm trying to be hopeful, but I find it difficult. I just have very little trust in the medical establishment.