Frequent Bowel Movements/Constipation/Feeling Faint On Toilet
hello, i need your opinion on this matter.
thru the day, i usually get the urge to have a bowel movement up to 5-6 times.. about 2 of these are usually successful.. sometimes more..
they seem to come out in small sections.. it's like alotta the time, i'm not having a complete bowel movment..
i've heard it's supposed to be basically one long link, and once it's out, the sensation should be over with..
not with me however..
sometimes it comes out in several uneven links.. sometimes it's almost like large pellets.. sometimes it's almost diarreah it comes out so easily..
then other times it seems to only be mucous that's coming out.. altho the sensation to have an actual bowel movement will still be there..
now i'm wondering if this is some form of constipation? why would i be getting all of these urges to go? and they never seem to get the job totally done..
i'm about 5'11" and 155 lbs.. i've already had a "digital exam" in which the dr. inserted his finger and felt around for any abnormalities.. then gave me the blood test and found there to be no blood present in my bowels..
1. sometimes when i'm on the toilet, i get very faint feeling.. sometimes i even break out in a sweat.. and this isn't relative to how long i've been on the toilet.. 'cause i do tend to spend up to a half-hour waiting for that "scratch" to be "itched".. but it can happen when i've only spent an average amount of time on the toilet.. say, 5 minutes..
2. sometimes b4 a bowel movement i get intense pain in my lower abdomen that seems to be relieved by getting to the toilet.. this also made me suspicious of some problem with constipation maybe..
so.. thanks if you stuck with me thru this post..
any ideas? like i said.. i've already been to the dr. about it.. and they directed me to change my eating habits and add Metamucil.. (i've neglected the Metamucil tho)