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incomplete bowel movement problems

im 19yrs old. before a year and a half ago i had perfectly regular bm's. Now i get the urge to go and everything gos fine at first then mid-way through, my bowel movement just quits. Its emmbarasing but the stool like breaks off and even though theres stool right about to come out, it wont, no matter how hard i try, it leaves me feeling very uncomfortable like something stickin out my butt(litteraly). My stool isn't dry so taking fibre made it worse. I've had strectoscopy(?), mri, blood tests and several gastroentoligist(doctor) visits. And they found nothing wrong. im currently taking nelnorm which gives me diarrhea the first couple days of taking then once i've taken it for 2+ days it doesn't help at all.                 Somebody PLEASE HELP thanks
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Iam not sure why your having this problem, but most times things like this can be solved by just introducing some GOOD bacteria into your intestines. The best product I have found for this is intestiFlora,(Sku #AA-0114) made by Nutrilite.
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You will find Nutrilite products on this site by clicking on health.You'll also want use the digestive Enzymes, Sku #A-8903. Any money, this will fix your problem. Although maintaning these results will require you to include more (LIVE)foods in your diet. For an example un cooked and un processed foods, such as raw fruits and raw veggies...
Sincerly, Zoelife

P.S. Drink lots of Water
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I too have the similar symptoms. I'm 52 and this began about two years ago.  I eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables every day and drink lots of water.  This is very annoying, and advice will be helpful.
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I too have the same symptoms you mentioned....incomplete bowel movement is the "nice" term from my GI dr.  I had a colonoscopy which was fine.  He and my primary Dr. recommended fiber....doesn't help.  I get better relief (when it allllll comes out) by being constipated and the stool is very firm!  Occasionallly, that happens and I get so happy but then the next day, back to incomplete.  I was wondering if you took advice of zoelife for the intesti Flora, digestive enzymes, raw foods and did it work....that is my next hope beside another trip to different GI Dr.
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i too have this problem, any suggestions would be appreciated. i have tried eating fiber but this does not make any difeerence.... please help
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This is a very dangerous symptom of what could be colon cancer. Incomplete elimination is the key symptom of colon cancer. If you keep ignoring this problem, it maybe very late.  

Here is what you should do if you have incomplete elimination,

1) STOP eating anymore foods. Eat only liquid foods or light foods that are very easy to digest. Eat very low fiber or no fiber, because digesting fiber is difficult if digestive system is not fully working.

2) Follow the routine in step 1, for few days and notice your bowel movements. If you feel totally empty and experience full elimination switch back to regular eating.

If it does not help, see a doctor.

Holding stuck feces inside results in fecal stagnation and that can lead to a variety of complications including cancers, constipation, intestinal infections etc etc.

And the worst thing you can do in such circumstance is to overeat or indulge into eating for pleasure.
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hey, I have had this problem with about a year now. i do have "good spells" where everything goes back to normal but these only last for a week at most and they do not occur very often. there has also been an increase in my amount of gas. i am certain that   there has been some damage to the surrounding muscles, and this explains the reason why I "cant let go". there has been no other symptoms except for these..  is there any d.i.y treatment for such damage? please do not suggest the doctor, i am mortified!!
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Any ideas, please?
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I've got the same problem, but the cause of it is a proctocele - a sack ( stretched tissue)  in a lower area of the colon. It makes impossible to eliminate all the feces during BM - part of them just got trapped in this sack. I've undergone a proctocele surgery 3 years ago - it didn't help. Now there is a new technics  to perform this type of operation - I think I'll go through it, 'cause it's not life if your mood and thoughts swirl around your success in the restroom.
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hey katy,
thanks for replying, its good to know what it is because it is really frustrating. do you have any advice for coping with it? I will see a doctor eventually but i jus want to get my exams out the way first!
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hi i was experiencing the symptoms you described.

i am using glycerol suppositories to help stimulate the bowel motions.. it just seems to speed things up, so i am not spending hours straining on the toilet :S  
i have noticed that the problem of incomplete bowel motions go in cycles  depending on stress levels.  work/exams make it worse for me, and during holidays, the problem goes away.

hope that helps
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I have severe constipation, half year only a few times, and I used too many laxative, and the laxative doen't work anymore, my doctor suggest me to remove the whole entire large intestine, but I saw tv have 1 man and 1 lady suffer severe dirrera (28 times per day, they both want suicide, and can't work) and I was told by my brother and friends already have 7 persons died after this surgery.  Is any one had removed the large intestine and is safety now.  my email address is ***@**** thank you
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hello, you might be dealing with some impaction, which the stools are harder and stop because of this.  my husband has the same problems, he takes senna kot on a daily basis or you  will need to put salad in your diet daily if you don't like it even a small amount everyday with your lunch or supper.  the more salad the merry er.  this works wonderfully or putting your lettuce and tomatoes on you sandwiches everyday.  p.s. senna kot is sold over the counter and is delicate on your digestive trak.  jenny 590
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I had this problem for almost 20 years and found a simple and miraculous solution about 8 years ago.  A doctor told me to use an enema every morning for 3 weeks.  This made me a little more regular.  After that period of time, use the plastic bottle filled with warm water every day.  Sometimes I empty my bowel fully on my own but I often have to use the enema.  I'll repeat the process if I don't empty fully the first time.  This system has completely changed my life.  My 4 kids don't have to wait for me while I spend hours in the bathroom hoping for relief.  By the way, I tried many medicines and went to several of the best doctors in the nation before finding this easy solution.  It has completely changed my life.
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have you found any help yet?  I started having the same problem and found the taking Miralax (found at drugstore) everyday helps but I don't know if i have to continue this for the rest of my life.   Does anybody know what the problem really is??
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i have the same problem , have been told i have a bowel prolapse which happened after a hysterectomy.....drs wanted to do some more testing, haven't done that as yet but have used the "water enemas" using disposable fleet bottles which my rectal surgeon told me to use (had hemmrhoidectomy in past)....also have used the miralax, kind of alternate these for periods of time....seems to work but still have some pain (possibly now have more hemmrhoids?) upon bowel movement if i'm not very vigilant in keeping up the methods mentioned above.
may go back to the doctor again soon but for now this is the best treatments i have used...maybe you might try the gynecologist and not just the gastro drs...just a tho't.
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I have the problem in conjunction with problems unrinating, but it appears it was caused by a lower back injury which causes nerve damage
http://en.epochtimes.com/news/8-2-4/65363.html
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Hi - I have been suffering form the same incomplete bowel movement problem since the last almost 2 years. It started out of the blue. I don't know what it could be though I do have a history of gastrointestinal problems in my family. I have tried changing diet to high fibre and raw foods but there is still not a day when i feel really relieved. The last time it happened was after an intense exercise session and never since. I have started exercising regularly and hope that it helps. Just wondering, but (i) do any of your have gas problems also and (ii) was there a period of inactivity which preceded the arrival of these BM issues? (since this was the case with me, a change in lifestyle from active to completely inactive)
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its been 10 years m facing this problem. now m 30 and still sufferring. no long travels, no long outings for shopping etc. life has just stopped @ d age of 20.. just beaing with it.

any sincere correct solution ...........................................
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Something that has helped me a lot with this problem is Charcocaps (activated charcoal).
I take them several times a day.  You can buy them OTC at CVS or Walgreens.  There seems to be a relationship between this problem and intestinal gas,
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i have a anal fissure and may be internal heommeroids ..suddenly my bowl movt changed .. incomplete bowl movt.. daily comes but incomplete..now i got a headach also b,c of that...i realy very very worrry about that..pls  pls.  pls.  help.
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what for all these writings. have you ever got an answer to what you post!
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Maybe a little late. But try squatting when going to the bathroom. Helps me a bit when I get those dry and incomplete bowel movements.

Not just raising your knees and stuff, full out squatting. You can look it up on the net how you do it :)
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I also have this problem of incomplete evacuation and have now been diagnosed with a rectocele and a intussusception where the bowel telescopes in on itself making it impossible to go to the toilet.
I had a proctogram and a barium enema and a sigmoidoscopy to find out what my problem was and I am waiting now for an operation to cure the problem.
Maybe speak to the doctor about a proctogram as this shows how well the bowel empties and what if anything stops evacuation.
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I also have rectocele and a problem similar to yours, may I ask what kind of operation you are having? Have you had this problem a long time. For me, it has been 4 1/2 years and they are recommending a subtotal colectomy. Thanks for any answers!
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My problem seems similar to many of yours.  It now takes me about 3 hours to have a complete bowel movement.  It has progressively gotten worse over the years, it only took about 45 minutes about 10 years ago.  I had a colonoscopy about 5 years ago that didn't find anything.  I've tired high fiber, stool softeners and everything else my GI has recommended.  The stool usually very soft or particulate so its not like normal constipation.  I'll try some of the remedies on here but does anyone else have any ideas?
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You have responded to an old, outdated thread from 2007.  The people who originally posted these comments may very well have moved on.  Rather than reply to an old thread, we recommend that people start a new topic to discuss the subject anew.  To do that, please click on the green "Post a Question" button at the top of the page.  This will get your post the attention it deserves. Thank you.
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My problem is similiar like above posts. This problem has started since my childhood, now Iam 29. I cannot go long outings, avoided early morning trips. I had colonoscopy 4 yrs back and they didnt find anything abnormal in it. Doctors said it was my psychological feeling....Damn Bull ****.
Any solution is welcome...
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I am a 54 year old female and have experienced your exact symptoms for years and years. However, I know the reason for my issues. I have three illnseess that require I take percocet 7.5 mg and opana er daily. Any kind of narcotic will make one become constipated. But, it wasn't until about 3 years ago that my constipaton became so bad that I have to put on a glove like doc & nurses wear and "dig it out." (sorry for the visual).
I have had a colonscopy and numerous blood work ups.
THE only thing that helps me is taking Mirilax about 2-3 times a week mixed with some kind of drink. If I take too much of it I get severe cramps and diarrhea. As long as I have to take pain meds I will be constipated and impacted, but I have to weigh the consequnces - quality of life, as in not being in 10+ pain 24/7, or not being constipated.  I'll choose taking pain meds.
I hope this was a bit helpful. I know your post was in 2007 and that by now you are back to normal; if not, look into Mirilax, it's OTC.
BTW - I have to keep gloves in my purse at all times because I never know when "not being able to push a stool out" will hit me. And, that's literally what it feels like - a bar stool!!!
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I have to use miralax and water enemas on a daily basis. I am waiting to see a gastro doc. I have had problems my whole life with this and it has been worse over the last two years now. I am tired of all the pain and the hours I have to spend in the bathroom on a daily basis. I go through bad bouts like the last few weeks where I am in the bathroom up to three four hours throughout the day. I am going insane being in the bathroom all the time. I have no life. I miss out on functions and hanging out with friends, etc. because of it. I am unemployed and this illness has def. kept me from getting a job to a certain extent.

the miralax and water enemas usually work the best for me, but there has got to be something better, there has to be a solution for all of us. I am glad that I am not alone. I hope everyone on here and everywhere else that has these problems finds some type of help, something that will improve their quality of life.

after I get to a gastro doc i will report back if they found anything. I wish you all the best. take care of yourselves.
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I've had the same problem for 2 years, i used all kinda of laxatives but nothing seemed to help! Then i found this great suppository that contains some kind of gas to help with evacuation. It's really safe it has no side effects, and it can be used more than once a day. A doctor in germany recommended it for me so i found there but i really have no idea if it's available somewhere else. I hope this helps :)
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I have the same problem as the original poster. It started in late high school. It's hindered my life in so many ways. I'm in my early 30s now.

**Description of my issue:**

The movement starts off semi-normal, and my stool initially (the first part of the movement) looks normal and generally comes out normal. But the stool "breaks apart" and what's left are a bunch of "mini-stools" with an irregular "flaky" shape to them (although the stools themselves are soft). So for the next 20+ minutes I'm trying to push out the "flakes." At the end of the "movement" the colon is inflamed, and based on the toilet paper I'm using to wipe myself and how I feel, I'm still not fully evacuated.

But some days I'm OK. On these days, usually my first movement is large and normal. I'll have a second follow-up movement about an hour later (if I'm in a relaxed setting), which is usually a bit watery and "flaky," but it all comes out and I feel fully evacuated.

**What seems to help:**

- Having at least an hour in the morning while standing or kneeling, eating/drinking my breakfast. A standing desk helps with this. If I sit down before having my movement(s), there's a good chance I won't have a movement. I also need to be relaxed.

- For breakfast, having a cold caffeinated beverage, such as iced coffee or an energy drink. I cut the beverage with additional water. If I'm cutting an energy drink, I try to add some aloe vera juice with it. I add milk/cream to my iced coffee (not only does this seem to work better, but it also avoids teeth staining). This seems to stimulate my bowels.

- For breakfast, having a mixture of hot oatmeal + chia seeds. Add lots of water to this, as chia seeds absorb lots of water, and you want them "goopy" before eating so they don't cause constipation.

- Eating a banana or apple throughout the day.

- Adding a lot of bulky raw or cooked vegetables, such as broccoli, to my dinner.

- Conducting a strenuous workout the day/night before. Adding sit-ups/crunches to the workout also seems to help.

- Put some aloe vera juice in something you drink during the day. A bit of apple cider fruit juice (possibly cut with water) is usually a good choice.

- Drink some kefir before bed or after a workout.

**Follow-up:**

As you can see, following the above routine requires a lot of vigilance. Which is why I often fail and have to deal with a bad movement.

If anyone sees this thread and has a similar problem, feel free to try my routine. Give it at least 2 days.

Please post if it works for you. I'd like to know if my routine helps anyone else.
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Hi, I am  mani, I had this problem, For this issue I have got solution from indian ayurvedic treatment. Lets start. First in the early morning 4 to 6 am wake up and boil a 1/2 litre water as much you can drink, after boiled the water add 1 or 2 spoon Salt as much you can with that water and then mix it and  drink that water with light hot. And then walk at your home.after 30 mins you will get urge. go to toilet. your entire colon will clear. follow this method next three days. after third day daily drink 1/2 ltr hot water only. you will get urge.(Note: monthly once follow the salt water treatment). I hope this will help you.
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Hi, I am  mani, I had this problem, For this issue I have got solution from indian ayurvedic treatment. Lets start. First in the early morning 4 to 6 am wake up and boil a 1/2 litre water as much you can drink, after boiled the water add 1 or 2 spoon Salt as much you can with that water and then mix it and  drink that water with light hot. And then walk at your home.after 30 mins you will get urge. go to toilet. your entire colon will clear. follow this method next three days. after third day daily drink 1/2 ltr hot water only. you will get urge.(Note: monthly once follow the salt water treatment). I hope this will help you.
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