bizarrly clayish poop
Today I had the oddest experience. A first for me at least. I went to the toilet, assumed the pooping position, and could not get it out. I decided I needed to give it a little help with the toilet paper and found I was feeling something very hard. It began to get painful and I had to resort to finding a rubber glove (from the first aid kit) and some lubricant to get this stuff out. My poop had the hard hard consistency of thick clay. I've never had clay-like poop before! The only thing I can think of is that yesterday I had a migraine and I took three Excedrins when I would normally take Advil. Could this be caused by the extra strength headache medicine? Obiously I'm now not sitting comfortably and I have a wad of TP in my butt crack to stop the bleeding.
Thanks for the question.
The Exedrin more than likely had nothing to do with your constipation. I would venture a guess that you have not been getting enough fiber in your diet lately and not drinking enough water.
Either that, or you belong to the species Tachyglossus aculeatus (Spiny Anteater), whose diet of ants and dirt leads to their characteristic clay-like feces.
Hope this helps!
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 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.
Got a question for her?