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Ask Poopreport: A Whole Mess of Issues
Submitted by lostlove@31
September 25, 2012, 4 Comments

Hi, everyone. I'm a 31 year-old female, and I have had chronic stomach and bowel problems for as long as I can remember. Years ago I had constant stomach pain and diarrhea every day. I've had several tests done, such as X-rays, CAT scans, two colonoscopies, and an upper GI to determine what the...

Ask Nurse Jenny: What Happens To My Poo
Submitted by Nurse Jenny
June 29, 2010, 11 Comments

Marianne asks: I understand that before a woman's period the hormone progesterone has a quieting effect on smooth muscle contractility, and that gastrointestinal function usually slows to some degree. My question is what happens to the poop when that happens? Does it build up in the body and come...

Ask Nurse Jenny: Why Is My Baby's
Submitted by Nurse Jenny
June 4, 2010, 11 Comments

Her baby is pooping a sandbox?Stephanie asks: My daughter, age three, will sometimes have very grainy poops. The first time this happened, I thought she managed to get sand in her diaper. Then I realized, "Wait, she hasn't played in a sandbox in awhile." She eats what I and her dad do; and...

Ask Snapper: Can My Butt Really Fall Out
Submitted by Snapper
February 19, 2010, 28 Comments

Snapper rectifies the rationale of a rectal rumor. Someone (let's call him Heather's husband) uses the bathroom as a place to get some 'me time'. He takes his Nintendo DS in there and plays video games on the pot. Someone else (let's call her... um... Heather's Mom) has repeatedly warned that if...

My Name Says It All
Submitted by Runny GreenShit
July 22, 2009, 41 Comments

Well, maybe not all of it. I have had green, foul-smelling diarrhea for a couple of months. Bowel movement frequency and volume are fairly normal, but just very loose and very green -- ranging from very dark green to lime green. Sometimes maybe a bit oily and sometimes kind of gelatinous. I went...

menstrual-time pain from the phantom anu
Submitted by Motherload
February 10, 2009, 8 Comments

Big Sister Asks: Dear Motherload, This is a serious question. My youngest sister has Crohn's disease and has had an ileostomy. Her rectum has been removed and all is stitched closed down there. Every month at her menstrual ovulation time, she is miserable. She only has one remaining overy, but her...

nothing makes me poop. what next?
Submitted by Dave
November 14, 2008, 74 Comments

Editor's note: Normally I wouldn't post this until Motherload has written an answer. But she's not around and this guy REALLY needs help. Any ideas? Dear Motherload, I saw my doctor because I was not pooping regularly. In fact, I was going about every four days, and it was not very much at all....

Poop Psychology: My Nephew Plays With Hi
Submitted by Crapper John Mc...
October 22, 2008, 11 Comments

Dear PoopReport, My nephew will be three in February. My brother and his wife, along with the rest of us, have been trying to potty train him. But I have a concern about when he doesn't make it to the potty and we have to change him: he stiffens up and cries. Then, when he is playing in his room,...

involuntary anus contractions
Submitted by Motherload
July 21, 2008, 7 Comments

William S Asks: Dear Motherload, I'm 19. I have IBS, although I'm not sure if it matters in my situation. For most of my life, when I get stressed or I go for runs or work out (in other words, when adrenaline gets in my system), I feel like pushing out... nothing. It is so incredibly...

large poops, early pinching, lots of cha
Submitted by Motherload
July 10, 2008, 13 Comments

Zoe asks: Hello Motherload! Generally, I love to poop. I find it to be a very satisfying activity. However, my experience pooping tends to be marred by a number of factors, detailed below, that all seem to work together to piss off my anus and make my pooping a big waste of time and toilet paper....

losing the power to poop
Submitted by Motherload
July 3, 2008, 14 Comments

Majort Asks: My mom recently lost the power to poop. She tightens her abs for hours, but it seems the old sphincter isn't responding in kind to help push things along. She has had an upper GI, a colonoscopy, and a physical. The GI Doc said maybe it's due to having a lot of kids (ten in her lifetime...

my farts smell really bad
Submitted by Motherload
June 25, 2008, 330 Comments

Motherload offers some odor-reducing tips.Smellyass Asks: I have the worst smelling farts of anyone I know. Even I can't stand the smell. I want to know how I can get rid of the terrible odor that comes out of me. Could there be anything wrong with me to be causing this terrible smell? I eat a...

goopy poop, and fiber doesn't help
Submitted by Motherload
June 20, 2008, 17 Comments

Ken Asks: Dear Motherload, I found my way to your site by Googling "goopy poop." There is not a more descriptive term for what I am experiencing on a daily basis. I have done a "shitload" of research, but cannot find anything describing this problem, which has become chronic. No, I have not seen a...

I feel sick after I poop
Submitted by Motherload
June 16, 2008, 40 Comments

Elizabeth asks: I eat a healthy diet and I exercise consistently. I have a bowel movement within half an hour of the same time every morning. It's amazing! But, every time I defecate, without exception, I feel like crap (no pun intended). Every time! It's been like this for a few years. After I go...

pooping makes my vagina bleed
Submitted by Motherload
June 9, 2008, 23 Comments

Erika Asks: Sometimes when I poop, it's a struggle to get things out. At these times, I have to push kinda hard. Often, after this event, my vagina will bleed, and not because of other reasons. It only bleeds a little -- I'd say less than one ounce. What's the deal? Attention All Male Readers:...

poop the rainbow
Submitted by Motherload
June 3, 2008, 8 Comments

Jessika asks: For eight years now, I've been having yellow poop, chronic pain under my right ribcage, indigestion, chronic constipation, and bad reactions (e.g. diarrhea) to certain foods. I've been tested for liver disease, with no results; but when an ultrasound was done for gallstones, I had...

doctors don't know why there's
Submitted by Motherload
May 27, 2008, 13 Comments

Dear Motherload, My boyfriend oftwo years has been having problems with his bowels and colon for most of his life. He goes to the bathroom at least four times a day, and complains about blood in his stool. When he first raised the issue with his doctor he was told he was lactose intolerant. He...

so much blood, so much pain
Submitted by Motherload
May 19, 2008, 6 Comments

brltnl asks: I have been having poop problems for years. They come and go, but for the most part they stay. As of now, it feels like I poop razor blades when I poop, and mostly on the left side. It almost feels as though my poop is to big for the chute and it splits or busts it. However, my poop...

anus too small after hemorrhoid surgery
Submitted by Motherload
April 21, 2008, 22 Comments

Dear Motherload, I had hemorrhoid surgery in 1973 and have had trouble pooping ever since. I didn't know that the anus could be sewed up too small until I read the book "Alternatives To Surgery." My anus won't stretch any bigger then my middle finger and I am a woman with small hands. About ten...

my poop smells like grease
Submitted by Motherload
March 28, 2008, 16 Comments

Frank asks, Dear Motherload, I recently started having some strange abdominal and bowel activity. I haven't gotten any good answers from my doctor, but maybe you can help. About two weeks ago now, I started bloating and having strange pains two-to-three inches to the left of my belly button and in...

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