does the size of poop mean anything ?

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 12/24/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Gone back into the stage of being constipated again ... the other night I made myself stay and push and fight until i could go ... it was like giving birth ..I remember that pain and it felt pretty close ... well, the size of the poop was incredible was so big ... I have never seen that come out of me before !

usually my poop is narrow or mushy or ...well, certainly not like this ... it was so big around ...the size of a big fat sasuage ... but big and long ...

it hurt bad ... so, on this wonderful Christmas Eve I need to go again and know what I am in for ... does anyone know what if anything this could mean ?

Thanks !

Merry Christmas !
Dx with Crohns 23 years ago
1 surgery ; 15 years ago ... 
Cervical DDD and restless leg syndrome
Currently on ;  Requip ,  Diovan ( for high bp )

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/24/2007 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Honestly I don't know what it means...but let me tell you, I hear ya! I'm 18 and really tiny...normally 95ish pounds (now like 86 with the Crohn's). Everyone thinks I have an eating disorder but I don't--the doctor thinks I just have a fast metabolism. Anyway, I've had the same thing a few times. I couldn't believe what came out of me...or how the hell it even got out. I like screamed for my mom. Once I had to just get it out on my own...the second time was with a laxative and still a lot pf pushing ugh. I've never given birth (lol) but pushing so hard that you end up peeing is definitely no think something inside you is gonna pop or something.

Maybe try a stool softener?

Haha I'm so greatful to these forums for allowing me to finally have somewhere that I can just talk about crap...literally. When you try to talk to friends and family who ask about your problem...some are easily grossed out and sometimes things are embarassing or inappropriate, and I just find it annoying that I'm the sick one and yet also the one who has to find a roundabout way of explaining the toilet issues. Thanks to everyone here for just letting it go with the "flow" haha ;] A little Crohn's humor anyone?

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 12/25/2007 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you were really constipated. I would recommend taking stool softners for a few days to help soften things up some. They work great for me. Helps to get things out a little easier with less pushing and pain.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 12/26/2007 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I've often wondered if the pain of pushing out a big hard turd was similar to giving birth because that's often what I feel like I'm doing : ) Haha! I take stool softners every day to keep that from happening. I use dulcolax (sp?) and it works well for me.

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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 12/26/2007 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
bigger is better. that means ur colon isnt too inflammed. compared to narrowing

"If thou wilt be observant and vigilant, thou wilt see at every moment the response to thy action. Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart, for something is born to thee in consequence of every action." -Rumi-
CD for 15 years diagnosed at age 11(i get the crohns cycle)

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