Constipation, Thin Pencil-like Stools, Fleshy object poking out rectum
I've been constipated for a while, but only recently actually realized and started to try and solve it. I upped the fiber in my diet by a lot and actually started eating vegetables with my meals (I already drank quite a lot of water but I upped my intake anyway)
I thought this in itself would solve it but it actually appeared to get worse, so I saw a nurse about it who said I should try stool softeners and Fybogel. I've been using those all week (Since Monday) and I've seen noticeable improvement, although only towards the end of the week. The stools were still pencil-like though, and I still had to strain, but a definite improvement. I still don't feel my bowel is empty though and I am still bloated.
I feel there may be one large stool that still needs to be passed and I've been trying strenously all day to pass it but with no luck. It seems to poke out a little bit but that is it. And then about then minutes ago I was straining to try and pass it, and then touched it(icky, I know) and realised that the object I was trying to pass wasn't a stool at all. What it felt like was fleshy and very wet and didn't give off any strong odor either. It definitely wasn't a stool, I'll say that for certain.
Should I be concerned at all? I don't believe I've had any rectal bleeding, but I am colourblind and find it very hard to distinguish between red and browns, so even if was bleeding I probably wouldn't really notice.
Any help would be brilliant.
Last edited by DystantMind; 10-27-2012 at 01:48 PM.