No, not baby poop, adult poop! Ok so this is definately TMI but we're all Moms here so I just assume that I'm gonna get some knowledgeable answers.
So here's the deal. I am 23, and since I've been about 11 or 12 years old, I really only poop once, SOMETIMES twice a month. And when I do - it's awful. My stomach cramps so badly before that I feel like I'm going to die. Everyone I talk to thinks I'm either lying or dying or crazy, so I just wondered if anyone else had this problem? People I have talked to say that it is not normal and that I need to see a doctor, but I have no insurance and I can't afford a 13 thousand dollar procedure that may or may not tell me anything. So anyways... just wondering. Any answers would be appreciated.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Nov. 13, 2008 in Health
Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
It's not normal if you are hurting. Everyone has a different "poop schedule" but pain should not be involved when using the bathroom. I would think that only once or twice a month is a little odd but I know people who only go once a week. I think going to the doctor is much better than having your bowels rupture or you get an infection....or the possibility of vomiting up feces because you have a bowel blockage. This could get serious, especially since you say you have intense pain with it. Not good. Please go see a doc. Can you get on State Insurance due to income?
Answer by Southerncharmes at 10:01 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 10:01 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
You are not alone and please know it is no joke that you can die from your bowel exploding. Start taking a stool softener everyday- that is what my doctor suggested when I had that problem (things have changed since I have gotten older but I still don't go everyday). Stool softeners are not addictive and it sounds like you definitely need them. Hope you are feeling 'normal' soon.
Answer by candygirl1030 at 10:04 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
OMG! That sounds horrible. It is definitely not normal. Normal is different for everyone. Normal could be going once or more a day to a few times a week. Not once or twice a month. I get crampy and bloated after one day of not pooping. I can't believe you have gone so long like this. Try drinking at least two liters of water a day to get things moving. Also, eat high fiber foods. Drink prune juice. Take fiber psyllium caplets or powder. I use these when I need a little more help. I have IBS(irritable bowel syndrome) so I really have to watch what I eat and drink. Drink coffee it is a natural laxative. Also, what kind of surgery would cost so much to help you?
Answer by Cindrella72 at 10:04 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 10:05 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
I was going to ask have you taken supplemental fiber? Have you ever tried stool softners (not laxatives)? Do you have bloody stools? Do you have diarrhea? Do you have abdominal distention? Do you have nausea and vomiting? Have you ever seen a doctor before for this and has he said what he thinks is going on? Do you feel like you have to use the bathroom and just can't? Do you have a fear of public restrooms therefore you "hold it" instead of going when you feel the need?
Okay, a lot of questions but it could lead to whats going on.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 10:07 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 10:11 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
Answer by maddismama at 10:15 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
Answer by Southerncharmes at 10:19 PM on Nov. 13, 2008