Problem in Passing Stool Treatment
The stool, being a body waste, has to be excreted in the body. However, there are times when we experience constipation or the difficulty passing stool or worse inability to pass stool.
Difficult To Pass Stool Symptoms
Constipation has also other symptoms aside from the difficulty in passing. They include the following:
- Straining during bowel movements
- Passing fewer than normal stools that are hard, dry, and lumpy. It may be long or in small rounds just like pebbles.
- Pain during bowel movement. The causes of pain while passing stool is due to the pressure the stool does to the intestines. Pain is also due to cramping.
- A feeling of blockage on the rectum
- A sensation that the bowel was not completely evacuated
- Stomach ache or cramps
- Nausea or the feeling of like vomiting
- A feeling of being bloated
- Loss of appetite
- Lack of energy
- General feeling of discomfort
Causes of Pain While Passing Stool
When there is difficulty in moving bowel for three days in adults and four days in children, it is already considered constipation. Its causes include:
- A diet that is low in fiber
- Lack of exercise or physical activity because peristalsis (digestive movement in the bowels) is not stimulated
- Inadequate water intake
- Ignoring the sensation of moving the bowels
- Iron supplementations
- Certain medications
- Certain diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome
Treatment for Inability in Passing Stool
- Increase dietary intake of fiber. The richest sources include fruits and vegetables, whole wheat bread, bran cereal, peas, and beans.
- Increase your fluid intake or at least six to eight glasses per day.
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes per day. A good walk is enough to keep your bowels going.
- You may also use anti-pain medications.
- Never delay bowel movement.
- You can also take laxatives to aid in defecation.