Ever since I was young I always had trouble going to the bathroom(pooping) So since it was difficult, I had to push so that built up my bum muscles making it even harder to go into the subsequent years.
Now it's rare for my body to even tell me that I have to go. There are times where I don't go for a week. The only way I know I have to go now is if I get these stomach pains on the verge to where I feel like I'll pass out from the pain. Then I rush to bathroom trying to go while still having stomach pains, but since my sphinchter has shrunk so small over time, it can't fit a log anymore so every piece of excrement gets cut into small pieces as it falls to the toilet.
I never feel like I'm really empty...I had diharrea one day, thought I got out as much as possible, I didn't feel 100% like I was empty but nothing else would just come out. Then 2 days later I get these stomach pains and it's back to the same diharrea. Sorry if this is a bit graphic but I'd really really like some insight on this please. I'm only a 19 year old male, whose trouble going to the bathroom actually is in my family history, but I feel like this is going to get much much worse before it gets better and I might get colon cancer in the future.
Hello, and thank you for your medical question on e Health Forum. â
From the description it appears that you have chronic constipation and are distressed by it.
This is no need to panic as this is common in many people. âSince you are very young, you should not worry about cancer or any other serious medical conditions.
Constipation is young adults if often due to a stressed lifestyle with lack of proper eating habits characterized by eating a lot of junk âand processed foods, and not having enough freshly prepared whole foods. â
There are many things you can help constipation. They include
â1. Eating more fruits, vegetables and grains, which are high in fiberâ
â Foods Rich in SOLUBLE Fiber: Oatmeal or oat bran; Brown rice; Orange, grapefruit, green plantain
â Foods that can act as laxatives: Prunes, figs, Psyllium husk, shredded wheat, flaxseed (oil), Senna, âCascara sagrada, Aloe vera juice, Dandelion root, Molasses, Liquorice, etc. â
â2. Drinking plenty of water and other liquidsâ
â3. Getting enough exercise, abdominal exercises are best to improve gut motility.â
â4. Taking time to have a bowel movement when you need to. Visit the toilet for 15 minutes in the âmorning, even if you are unable to have a bowel movement. This relaxes and stimulates your digestive âsystem.â
â5. Relaxation and stress management techniques. â
â6. Proper dietary habits, regular meals, not missing meals and breakfast,etc. Sit quietly for 15 minutes âafter eating a meal to aid in digestion.â
â7. Cessation of smoking and tobacco use, excess dependence on sodas, colas and caffiene.
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