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Difficulty passing soft stools
#1
My bowels were always healthy all my life and I have had an iron stomach too. I can eat anything and I never have digestion problems or indigestion or gas. In the last couple years, I am having problems passing stools. I feel constipated because I have to push so hard to get them out. What I don't get is they are not real hard. The stool is soft like a normal stool I had my whole life. I will sometimes not be able to go for days and then I will pass a lot at once. Can someone explain this?

#2
From what you said, I would suggest that you get tested for a pelvic floor disorder. It might not be constipation but rather that your muscles are not effectively moving the stool.

#3
Thanks for the clue. I read about it and it could be the problem. Now I have to find out what can be done to treat it. Ah, aging...

#4
There are pelvic floor exercises and stimulation therapies that are possible for some of these types problems. A therapist can teach you about it. It does not have to be a done deal! Good luck in getting more control.

#5
Yep, it definitely sounds like there might be an issues with the muscles instead.

If that's not it, then is the beginning of those stools hard or abnormally large? It might be a blockage that prevents you from getting started and once you make it beyond that point, the rest comes out easily.




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