Posted 2/1/2012 8:21 PM (GMT -6)
I am sorry if this is the wrong place to ask about this but I am curious after reading another thread that mentioned the same thing. Here is my situation :
I have been constipated for a while, more than a few months. Pains haven't been sever except for a few cramps from taking a stool softener. The latest thing that I have taken is Milk of Magnesia. So far I have been able to go a lot but usually not a lot at a time (atleast I am going though.). My concern is that the last 2 times I have gone, the stool has been long and shaped like a Ribbon, I have read this could be from the Colon being inflamed. Could it be inflamed from having gone number 2 numerous times and attempting to go numerous times? I have small pains all throughout my abdomen and a few above in the chest cavity which I assume are from pressure being put on organs from my intestines being full. So far I have definitely had some nice relief from the MoM but the Ribbon shaped stool has me a bit worried. The stool did leave a burning sensation until wiped clean and showered, which I also know happens when the stool is more wet or it is diarrhea.
Other than the slight pains around the chest cavity and abdomen and the ribbon shaped stool I feel fine. I am 26 years old and a smoker.