How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. David Your Own Question
Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 50985
Experience:  Board Certified Physician
41363181
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. David is online now

I haven’t been able to pass stools in the last 2 weeks. It

This answer was rated:

I haven’t been able to pass stools in the last 2 weeks. It feels if there’s a hard mass of faeces at the bottom of my rectum and a brown discharge is leaking out around it. I’m getting bowel movements but I can’t pass any stools. It feels uncomfortable. Can you help?

This is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

2 weeks is a long time

you should see a doctor and get a finger rectal examination

you may need to get stool disimplacted and plucted out of your rectum by a doctor or nurse to help it get out of there if you are too weak to push it out.

you may need an enema to help get the stool out of your rectum

Dr. David and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I saw a doctor today and was prescribed CosmoCol one sachet per day. Its not helping. Where should I go next?