poop won't go all the way out

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Problmaticer asks:

When I poop, I can't go all the way. I usually end up with poop stuck on my anus; and I really don't want to strain. This leads to endless wiping. I've fought this matter for while now... it's getting tiring, and I realy urge for a solution.





Dear Problmaticer,

Sigh.

You'll have to provide more details. What do you eat on a typical day? How much fiber are you getting? How much water do you drink?

Just offhand, I would suggest some heaping helpings of Metamucil, mixed with PLENTY of water, taken several times a day for a while. See if it helps.

Also-try leaning forward as far as you can while "going." Sometimes for reasons only known to the universe, this helps.

But do try the Metamucil. I am becoming quite enamored of it -- somewhat like a crack whore, but jonesing for the fiber...

Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

-- Poonurse

Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

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232 Comments on "poop won't go all the way out"

Ouch!!'s picture

ok I have poop stuck in my hole and wont come out, I went but then the rest would not come. Im in so much pain... should I take a laxative?

MSG's picture
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I think a laxative would take hours or days to work, which would take too long. Try sitting in quite warm water in the bathtub, then take a sliver of soap (softened somewhat by warm water) and slide it up; that may loosen things a bit or give them something slide to slide out past. Otherwise, see your doctor.

tired of it's picture

my husband is suffering "leaking" from his anus and has for the last couple of years. he describes his problem as when he poops not all of the poop comes out and gets stuck in his anus. the poop then will slowly seep out throughout the day causing him to stink. my husband will take at least 4 to 5 showers a day and sill smells like poop. we have been to numerous doctors and specialist with no help. my husband has his colon cleaned at least twice a month. we have tried all the home remedies and his currently takes all natural fiber pills which has helped with his pooping problem just not the stinking, leaking problem. also my husband has a "plump" butt and tends to sweat between his butt cheeks which then cause his smell to be worse. PLEASE if anyone has these problems or have any suggestions let us know.... thank you!

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Dear TOI: There are several threads on this site related to anal leakage, leaky butt, and the like. There are dozens of suggestions on each, some serious, some not. My impression as a layman is that your husband is doing too much. Since he has tried so many remedies already, my suggestion (worth all you paid for it) is that he stop all the colon cleansing and other things, and after he poops, stuff some toilet paper in his crack and pull his underpants up with the toilet paper lodged in place. That way, if he still leaks, it gets on the paper, which he can remove and replace his next trip to the bathroom, whether he has another true bowel movement or not.

RoidRage's picture

I had a colonoscopy AND hemorrhoidectomy last Monday, April 12, 2010. I'm a 30 yo happily married man. The doctor did a great job, and had me done with surgery in about an hour and a half. Upon getting home, the pain was extremely tolerable. I thought to myself, "Hey, that wasn't half as bad as I anticipated." The day after however, when all the local anesthetic wore off, OMG, I've never been in so much pain. Fortunately the doctor prescribed Demerol and Percocet (to be taken separately depending on how bad the pain is).

Backing up, the nurse at the surgery center instructed my to take 1 TB of Mineral Oil mixed with 1 TB of Milk of Magnesia on a nightly basis for the next 30 days, also take Colace (stool softener) twice a day. The reason for this was to make sure that my poo had the consistency of toothpaste, making it much easier to pass with a stitched rectum. I thought, "Great, this will be a walk in the park." Not so. Passing toothpaste consistency poo through internal and external stitches is absolutely horrendous. But, the alternative is definitely even less of an option. This leads me onto today...

Day 8 of the hemorroidectomy surgery brings me with an ass that feels better, still a little tender, but have been off the pain meds since yesterday. Why you ask? Pain medicine causes constipation. I was forgetful one evening and forgot to take the mineral oil/milk of magnesia elixir I so carefully concocted on previous nights.

Here I am, on day 8, haven't had a BM in 4 days (thank you pain medicine). My ass is tight (not in the good way), throbbing, pulsating, feeling highly pressurized. It feel like it's about to explode, but I can't get the big guy to budge without fear of my sphincter protruding as well.

What a guy to do? Call the doctors office, I thought that surely the front desk people have been faced with these questions from time to time. I called and spoke with a very nice woman, she said this happens all the time, and what I need to do is drink MORE magnesium citrate. The great stuff I so enjoyed last Sunday before the surgery. Problem is, I didn't really have any backed up bowels the previous time, AND I hadn't had surgery yet. I've done everything I can think of today, stool softener, prune juice, bran muffin, coffee, SMART WATER, all to no avail! Is this going to tear apart my stitches and what's left of my anus? I will post once the movement passes, to tell you the results.

By the way, if any of you decide to have this elective surgery, I do highly recommend it. You will never take more baths in a given week long period as you do after a surgery like this. Being in the tub is really the only time you get 100% relief from pain.

My "bottom" line question is this: Will taking the magnesium citrate liquify my poo, or does it just get the muscles going?

IBS NO MORE's picture
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Magnesium citrate works by drawing a lot of the excess fluids from your body and propelling them--and whatever else is in your colon at the time--out of your butt (same as a saline laxative).

When you say the word “poop,” your mouth makes the same motion your butthole does when pooping…
The same can be said for the phrase “explosive diarrhea.”

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Shit! sounds like some sort of explosive!
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Hey BVC, how've you been?

I had a similar thought too. The idea of a torpedo being fired came into my mind. But then a lot of strange things come into my mind.

Unfortunately, some escape.

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RoidRage.... did your doc advise you to drink 8 oz of water every two hours every single day? What you are experiencing is constipation. Here's how my doc explained it to me after my colonoscopy. When food first goes into your stomch, there's plenty of fluid. As it travels through the intestines, the moisture is pulled away from it. If you haven't stayed hydrated, then by the time the food gets to the large colon and becomes poo, it is not wet enough and will move slowly to it's exit. If it is too sticky or dry, it will sit at the opening and just block the way. A small enema, using an ear syringe, will lubericate the way. An ear syringe is a hollow rubber 'ball' with an elongated tip. Just run some warm water into a glass. Squeeze the 'ball' and release it to suck water into the syringe. Get it completely full. Apply some lotion or vaseline to the elongated part. Insert the tip into the anus and squeeze the warm water into the butt. Do not release the syringe until you have removed it from the anus (you don't want to suck the water back into the syringe). Add more water to the syringe and repeat. Now, you can release the water from your butt and hopefully, it will lubricate the way for the hard poo to move out. Sometimes, the poo becomes impacted and has to be dug out manually with your finger or a baby spoon.

Once you have achieved results, be sure to drink lots of water every day!!!! If you have a day of dehydration, just keep your syringe handy in the bathroom so you can relieve yourself before it becomes impacted.

My Shit Is Sour's picture

I was trying to drop the kids off at the pool, but for some reason, the kids didnt want to leave the van.

help?

stickypoosucks's picture

Yeah so I can poop alright but after the poop comes out it still feels like there is more inside my rectum. So I try really hard to push it out but nothing comes out. I checked with my finger and yeah there's still poop up in there. This happens quite frequently. Its a soft consistency, sticky and almost like peanut butter. I don't eat peanut butter though, nor any peanuts. Also its usually a million wiper. So freaking annoying. I'm young and relatively healthy otherwise. A few years back I would have perfect 1 wiper poops. I still eat pretty much the same, maybe I need more fluids or something? I eat my fair share of fruits and veggies.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Batman ate my poop, whats up with that?

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Yeah ... and the alien zombies seem to have sucked the brain out of your head.


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Hemmorhoid Hunter's picture

the leaning forward thing is all about the way humans evolved to poop. the toilet was invented after we started pooping, before then everybody would bring their knees to their chest and squat down to poop. this sort of squeezes the poop out instead of requiring you to use your diaphragm to push. helps to prevent hemorrhoids and anal rupturing and all that fun stuff too.

Toilets are a fairly western idea, about 3/4 of the world still squat to poop.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Hi, im 19 and for the last 6 months or so ive been pooing via my sticking my fingers up my bum and 'massaging'... now i cant poo without doing this! im gettin quite worried, any advice?

Anonymous Coward's picture

im having the problem that i try to poo and about 1/4 comes out i strain for ages and it stays there and hurts alot. So i need answers i havent pooed in along time.

IBS NO MORE's picture
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Try swallowing repeatedly for several seconds, or take as many tiny sips from a cup of water as you can without stopping (may need to try more than one round). This can kick-start peristaltic contractions in the colon to push the poop out.

When you say the word “poop,” your mouth makes the same motion your butthole does when pooping…
The same can be said for the phrase “explosive diarrhea.”

CamperOfTheThrone's picture

It seems every time I poop its always liquid and makes me feel horrible, aside from that I have to wipe over and over to get rid of the nasty poop on the arse. Never regular and most times I'll wipe, pull up my pants, wash my hands and it feels like a train just wrecked in my colon...

MSG's picture
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Hello, COTT: You don't say whether you have seen a physician about this condition of yours. It is not normal. Please have it checked. Also: What do you eat? Have you made changes? Pooping may be a fairly straightforward act, but the story behind it is complicated and peculiar to each individual in some ways. Doctors can help.

Anonymous Coward's picture

It's been 2 weeks I can't go to the bathroom, I try tea and pills, still not able to go to the bathroom. My first time try of the tea only made me go to the bathroom about 2 time a day. Then third day it didn't work. Went to doctor and they say my body have too much water. So they give me pills to go poop and pee, but it only work right after you take the pill once. Which it should have make you go bath room like crazy, but me it just once after take the pill and I can only take one pill a day. What is wrong with me?

Anonymous Coward's picture

I wonder if there is such a thing as a very old hard poop that is still in u that is stuck and is passed by younger poop!

What is the oldest poop in the world?

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I think Larry King is currently the oldest piece of shit in the world AC.

Anonymous Coward's picture

My girlfriends poop just wouldn't come out so i tried to take it out with my hands.i failed.

Anonymous Coward's picture

in asia there this toilet where water sprays out. they sell many of theese toilets in the US. just turn the water on relax its like enema but the water keeps going and you dont have to hold it in. the water fills up ur ass and every falls out

Anonymous Coward's picture

what could be wrong if you feel the need of going to the bathroom and when you are there it is hard for the poop to come out, and only a little bit come out after trying for so long and there is stomach pain and the poop is like liquidy and pink/red?

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I just did a cleansing the other night and it seems to have worked pretty well. However, is it possible to poop good parts of your liver out? .....
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If you are constipated, drink 2 tbls. honey, 2tbls. vinegar, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Then go straight to bed. When you wake up, Viola!

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Throne, I think parts of your liver coming out won't be a problem, but if you see something beating in your shit pile perhaps you should be worried.

Michael M's picture

I have a major shitting problem. I find myself going about 8 times a day. Most of the time, so much comes out that I clog up the toilet. I even have moments when there is a lot of blood in the shit floating in the bowl. My stomach always hurts where I feel bloated and I always feel like I have to take a shit. As I'm shitting, sometimes I have explosive diarrea and as the shit comes out, it makes these loud noises. I also have times when the shit is so rock hard and its the size of a football. I've had this problem since I was 16 and I am now 27. Any advice? Please help me as my life is miserable with this ongoing problem. I feel like I have to shit again right now. Just took one an hour ago.

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Michael M , best advice I can give you is consult a doctor or if you already have get a second opinon.

So close yet so far's picture

Constipated for a week. 2 days ago I pooped tiny pebbles and even though I felt there was more I couldn't poop it out. Then my rectum started to hurt like crap...so I took some Milk of Magnesia. I got some diarrhea poop leakage when I tried really hard to poop but that was it.

Went to doctor yesterday b/c of the constant rectal pain...she told me to take some Milk of Magnesia, Metamucil tablets, fruits, veggies and fiber foods. So I did

The pain was so unbearable today and I couldn't sleep for more than 3 hrs at a time b/c of the pain. Relief came when I was finally able to poop out this fist size poop but now the rectal pain is back and I can actually see the poop when I strain it get it out but it won't come out...I tried assisting it out manually w/o any luck and even took a suppository but no luck just minute liquidy poop.

Any suggestions? I really need help...

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have a turd that i cannot poop out... it is literally too big to come out... ive been trying to poop for 3 days now and it hurts so bad, it is right to but anus, but it will not come out, its like a big ball... this is seriously not a joke, it really hurts, what should i do?? is there anything that will soften it so i can get it out??? Im in real pain.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I personally suggest Marathon Running for dislodging the clinkers - control is a bit flaky but hey, get's the job done...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VArOPqllcQg

Anonymous Coward's picture

I normally poop very well but for the last month and one week i have been pooping only peebles and then today it was peebles with blood. I have stomach cramping also. Any ideas.

KATH's picture

when you on the lav and you finding it hard to pass just rock back on forth this pushes on the bowl moving everything.......i don't guarantee this to work but it woks wonders for me

shit stuck in my asshole 23's picture

oh my god so tonight i took my first shit in 11 days. My stomach had been blown up and i always felt tired. i threw up twice. I attempted shitting at least twice everyday for the past 11 days. All that came out was gas. I ate over 50 grams of fiber a day. finally on day 11 i sat on the toilet for six hours researching how to get my shit out. and i found an answer. he said to see if anything was clogging up my anal. so while i was about to reach 8 hours on the toilet i decided to stick my middle finger up my asshole and see if anything was there. ends up there was a large amount of pubic hair barricading th shit. i pulled the hair out with my finger and downed flushing like a toilet came out huge snake looking dark brown pieces of shit. that guy really came through. let me know if this helps you

desperate...'s picture

I have had same problem as a lot of you now for 3 days..feel the urge & really need to poo..but when I go nothing or very little comes out...it's now hurting to go & I must have sat on the loo about 14 times in 2 days to try to go but It's clinging on in there.. I have been really miserable for the past 2 days because of it...but I have to say some of the way people have worded their problems on this site did make me forget my trouble for a few mins & have a chuckle at some of the stuff written ..lol...so TY for takin my mind of it in one way....oh well now back to the misery again...& endless pointless trips to the loo...

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have alot of pills and now i cant get my poop to come out! my ass is swollen shut! and is this wants to come out and its feels like its 4inches wide! i can push but my ass is swollen closed! im really scared. is there anything i can do to soften it up or break it up? fast? im scared, its to big for my ass

Anonymous Coward's picture

So, I am constantly constipated, I have tried everything from Miralax to Colace/stool softeners. Most of the time I end up having to use and enema, and even now sometime little to nothing comes out. I eat healthy, I work out, drink tons of water. Sometimes I even have to stick my finger inside my vagina and help push it out tht way. Its hard and it hurts. I don't know what to do. Two different doctors have told me to do the same things, but I'm using an enema atleast 3 times a week cuz I am so uncomfortable and can't go. No matter how much I push and strain.

Anonymous Coward's picture

"Yeah so I can poop alright but after the poop comes out it still feels like there is more inside my rectum. So I try really hard to push it out but nothing comes out. I checked with my finger and yeah there's still poop up in there. This happens quite frequently. Its a soft consistency, sticky and almost like peanut butter. I don't eat peanut butter though, nor any peanuts. Also its usually a million wiper. So freaking annoying. I'm young and relatively healthy otherwise. A few years back I would have perfect 1 wiper poops. I still eat pretty much the same, maybe I need more fluids or something? I eat my fair share of fruits and veggies."

This is my EXACT problem :(

MSG's picture
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If you've already pooped a decent amount, but some is still left in the rectum, there may just not be enough left for the diaphragm to push against. Try waiting until your next poop session and see if you get better results. That session may come fairly soon.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have berry bad cramps and I can't poop I have been trying to poop for 1 week now and the cramps have been geting wors And wors please help!!!!!!!!!

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AC, When I have berry cramps in my ass I take a cream and sugar enema.


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PoopsMcKenzie's picture

So, I only crap once or twice every week or two. Then, when I do, it is a nightmare. It is so damned big that the shit doesn't like to flush--and I'm a tiny, tiny person.

My arse bleeds, and then itches for a few days.

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@PoopsMcKenzie, For a monetary consideration I will enlarge your asshole and your problems will be over.

MSG's picture
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PoopsMcK, your problem sounds like insufficient fiber and water, and possibly exercise. Try drinking lots of water, increasing fiber intake a bit, and getting regular exercise. Also, try sitting on the toilet at a given time every day and see if you don't start to develop a better habit.

Poop Daddy's picture

I've been shitting out live craw-fish. Should I sell them as bait, or see a doctor?

MSG's picture
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PoopDaddy: Such an accomplishment should be featured on a reality TV show. You need to film yourself with the crawfish coming out and send the clip to an enterprising TV producer, who will, I am sure, beat a path to your door with a lucrative offer. Or not.

Poop Daddy's picture

But you're still not answering my question. Should I see a doctor, or should I open a bait shop? No kidding, folks, I'm worried about this.

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First, open the bait shop. Save your money. Then, use the money to see the doctor.


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Interesting, PoopDaddy. Most people are tormented by something that has crawled up their ass and died. You seem to be tormented by something that has crawled out of your ass and lived.
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