Male, 29... Constipated and thin stools.

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Male, 29... Constipated and thin stools.

Postby constantlypated » Sat May 12, 2018 1:42 pm

Male, 29, 6'0", 190 pounds

Have been constipated all my life but these past 2-3 weeks have been different.... pencil thin stools, no real urge to go, can't even pass gas well. Feels like something's blocking my BM. My anus and rectum also sometimes feel sore when sitting.

Went to doctor... she prescribed me Miralax. Stools vary in consistency but the BM feels different. I used to have massive bowels when I was going once every week... now I try to go every morning.
Started to eat more fiber and that helped but the stools would be soft and almost flat on both sides. The most worrying thing is still the thin stools I'm getting. I haven't been able to get a nice "push"

I do need to drink more water and eat more fiber rich foods and be less stressed but I figured after 2-3 weeks, I'd be back to 'normal'.

Outside of that, I'm actually pretty healthy. No family history of colon cancer. Blood work came clear. Xrays were consistent with 'fecal impaction' or constipation - everything else looked normal. Also had an ultrasound done earlier in the year and everything came clear (probably a few months ago). Still have to send in stool samples.

I have an appointment with a GI on Monday. Probably won't have peace of mind until we do a colonoscopy...

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Re: Male, 29... Constipated and thin stools.

Postby O Stoma Mia » Mon May 14, 2018 2:23 pm

Let us know how your Monday appointment goes.
O Stoma Mia wrote:If you're going to have a colonoscopy done, then it is very important for you to follow your doctor's instructions for colonoscopy prep. If you are not given any written instructions, you can look at a sample set of instructions here:

Colonoscopy prep brochure

Also, be sure to ask for a printed copy of the colonoscopy report that they generate (with photos, if possible). Here is an example of one such report:

You may also want to read the following journal article to check if they did, in fact, do a good, complete colonoscopy:
Colonoscopy: Quality Indicators

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Re: Male, 29... Constipated and thin stools.

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Wed May 16, 2018 9:08 am

I'm sorry you're dealing with this and hope your appointment went well!*hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
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Re: Male, 29... Constipated and thin stools.

Postby Lee » Wed May 16, 2018 3:07 pm

Good luck, Here's hoping it's nothing serious.

Keep us posted either way of you outcome.

rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
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