Bowel Problems - Bowel not emptied fully
Hi I'm a 22 year old male from London England.
For a couple of months now I've been having this problem, and it's really annoying and drastically affecting my quality of life, as I am constantly thinking about it and can't go out and enjoy myself.
Whenever I go to the toilet and pass a stool, I seem to stop before I can completely empty my bowels. I don't believe this is constipation as the stools are not hard (my doctor thought it was constipation and told me to eat better, which i already was, but I'm sure its not), it's just that when I'm passing stools it suddenly feels like I can't push any more out, even though it's there. There is never any blood or anything like that, and I had a rectal exam (just with a finger) and was told there's no evidence of fissures or hemarroids or anything like that. It causes a lot of discomfort, enough so my mind is constantly drawn to that area for a long time afterwards and I can feel there is something there, but no actual pain as such.
More recently, I have noticed that sometimes after I urinate, there is a feeling of discomfort in the lower part of my penis, as if there is still a small amount of urine there that couldn't be expelled. I have no discomfort DURING urination, and no trouble starting urinating, a good flow etc. It's just after. I should say that I had a similar problem to this years ago and it eventually went away after the doctor couldn't find any problems, but the bowel problem is a new experience.
I have also noticed a decrease in sexual desire recently and I haven't had any erections, but I am experiencing a lot of problems and changes in my life and I believe this may be down to anxiety. People keep telling me all my health problems are just anxiety but I don't believe that, it seems like something is genuinely wrong and I don't know what to do.
I have no idea if the problems are related, I just know that it's driving me insane and its got to the stage when Im wondering if I can ever be normal again. Please help if you can.