| | Impacted bowel?
On my last post, I asked about hemorrhoids and said I was trying to get my bowel movements to be soft to stop aggrivating the hems.
I've struggled quite hard with this, I've drank plenty of water and introduced lots of fibre into my diet through bran cereals and fruits and veg, yet my stools didn't really seem to change much. The occasional stool has been kind of soft and easy to pass, but most the time, they require a bit of a push to get going!
Recently I have felt slight incomplete bowel evacuation. I get up from a bowel movement, still feeling as if something is there (the feeling sometimes goes away after a little while). I'm starting to wonder if this is caused by my hems or whether theres something a bit more serious going on!
Last night I felt the urge to 'go' and when I tried, it felt as if there was something that needed to come out, but couldn't. I pushed a little bit to see if that would help and it almost felt as if it was going to come out but never did. I decided to get up, since I don't want to strain lots and cause my hemorrhoids more problems.
This morning, I got up, and when to the bathroom to have a similar experience, this time I decided to wait a little bit, as sometimes a bit of moving around or time, gets my bowels moving. I went to the bathroom about an hour later and passed some small-ish formed stools, which then turned into slightly larger stools but quite soft (and these came out quite rapidly) and when I wiped and things seemed a quite soft and almost diarrhea-like. The majority of stools were formed so I don't think its complete diarrhea - but again at the end I felt this incomplete feeling. I'm wondering if I have an impacted bowel? I did some quick reading online and found that some sufferers get explosive diarrhea which is the liquid stool passing the impacted stool. But that made me unsure because I do pass stools that are formed, and even though this morning's bowel movement was sort of 'explosive' because of the speed, it wasn't completely diarrhea.
Could anyone offer some advice? Is this the fibre I've been eating recently kicking in and the hems giving me this feeling, or is there an impaction?