For the past month after a bout with Covid/Flu, my bowel movements consist of passing stools that come out in pieces. For years intermittently I might experience this on occasion, but this would go away in a matter of days on its own, or with some additional fiber into the diet. I noticed that immediately after Covid subsided I was constipated and didn't go for a few days -- then I started getting regular again, except this persistent breakage. At times it feels like it breaks as it passes (looks rather normal other than coming out in pieces); other times it just comes out in pieces with the pebble look. Haven't gone the laxative route yet but have tried some apple pectin with mixed results so far; one night I drank smooth move tea but that didn't do anything.
Any thoughts on having these types of symptoms post covid?
Figure this sounds like a bout of persistent constipation but the duration (a month now) is longer than I have experienced before. Any thoughts or similar experiences?