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Difficulty in bowel movement. Tried suppositories, fleet enemas. Treatment?

Hi. It's been almost a week since I've had a complete bowel movement. For the last four days it has hurt to even try to push anything out but when I have the urge to go, all I can get out is small soft stools. And there's no way I even feel remotely emptied. I've tried suppositories, and the only thing that comes out is the melted suppository along with a little bit of soft stools. I've also tried fleet enemas, and that doesn't help either. It hurts to initially sit down, and now my cycle has started and when I insert a tampon it hurts like it runs into something on the other side. I'm hoping to avoid the doctor's office because c'mon... this crap is embarrassing (pun intended.).
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Such embarrassing thing can be life threatening so doctors visit might be necessary.
You may suffer from constipation or bowels obstruction. And you are unable to tell which one has caused your problems as long as you wont make an X-ray of your abdomen.
Constipation can be caused by bad diet (low fiber intake, low mineral water intake), thyroid disease, medicines (antidepressants, Ca-blockers), chronic bacterial infection.
Bowels obstruction can be caused by large intestine cancer or inflammatory bowels disease. With an obstruction you may have also gas blockage (with constipation gas goes freely), abdominal pain and blood in stool.

I suggest you to visit your doctor and have it diagnosed. Abdominal X-ray, blood work, abdominal ultrasound should be done at first. Colonoscopy should be also scheduled.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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