Here is some info on my situation, any help is greatly appreciated.
-H: 5'6, W:150
-I can remember having this problem for at least 8 years now.
-I went on Birth Control when I was 13 for acne problems. I am still taking the same one now: Microgestin FE
-I have talked to my doctor about this for at least 4 years now. She is very unhelpful and forgets me so each time she just recommends that I take fiber (or miralax). I have tracked my diet for weeks and I get plenty of fiber a day (at least 25 grams). I am vegetarian and I only eat whole grains, veggies, beans, oats, fruit, etc.
-I only drink water. I carry a water bottle with me everywhere and I don't think that I am dehydrated.
Here is a description of my problem:
-I have not had a normal bowel movement in years. If I do it is always rock hard pebbles or diarrhea.
-I am always bloated and very gassy.
-I have difficulty having a bm even if I feel like I have to go.
-If I look at the opening to my anus, there are purple blood vessels around the opening. I don't think these are external hemorrhoids because they aren't painful but I'm not sure if they are normal.
-There is a small dimple in one part of the opening to the anus.
-There is dark yellow mucous on my stool.
-If I try to push like I am having a bm the opening is not clear, there are different bumps that I can see (not like on open hole) and I'm also not sure if this is normal for the anus.
Sorry for so much information but I really need answers. This is such an uncomfortable issue and I don't know what to do anymore.
Any ideas on what could be causing all of this?
Any ideas on how to treat this?
I understand your pain because I been having difficult and abnormal bowel movements since May. I'm a sixteen year old male. I just registered to post my problem.
-By your stool description, "rock hard pebbles or diarrhea," I think you may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome because alternating constipation and diarrhea is one of its common symptom. Try cutting down on your fiber intake slowly and find the right amount that you need. You will recognize it when you get less stomach cramps.
-Do you get frequent urges to go but find yourself straining afterwards in the toilet? I do. I don't think it's a dietary problem. More like a functional problem. There is this thing called intestinal pseudo obstruction which is when your body think that the intestines are obstructed but really isn't. Someone recommended me to see a pelvic floor specialist just a while ago. He said I could find them in a big city.