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Your Feeling of Needing to Constantly Pass Stool May Also be Known as:
Always needing to poop
Always pooping
Anal blockage
Anal obstruction
Can't poop
Can't poop everything
Difficulty pooping
Mass in my anus
Mass in my butt
Needing to poop constantly

Top 10 Feeling of Needing to Constantly Pass Stool Causes

  1. 1.Constipation From Not Eating Enough Fiber

    Constipation is a very common condition affecting the large intestine. It is characterized by difficulty passing stool, or passing stool less often. Commonly, it is linked to not eating enough fiber, which is the material that provides bulk to your stools.

    Eating more fiber (found in bran, root vegetables, nuts, and whole-grain flour) can help soften your stools. There are also over-the-counter fiber tablets that can help increase your dietary fiber. Further, drinking more water could help your constipation; shoot for the classic 8 glasses a day.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    constipation, constipation, pain in the lower left abdomen, pain when passing stools, feeling of needing to constantly pass stool
    Symptoms that always occur with constipation from not eating enough fiber:
    constipation, constipation
    Symptoms that never occur with constipation from not eating enough fiber:
    vomiting
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Constipation Resulting From Dehydration

    Constipation is a very common condition affecting the large intestine. It is characterized by difficulty passing stool, or passing stool less often. Commonly it is linked to not drinking enough water, which causes the stools to be dry and hard.

    Drinking more water could help your constipation; shoot for the classic 8 glasses a day. Further, eating more fiber (found in bran, root vegetables, nuts, and whole-grain flour) can help soften stools as well. There are also over-the-counter fiber tablets that can help increase your dietary fiber.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    constipation, constipation, general abdominal pain, pain in the lower left abdomen, pain when passing stools
    Symptoms that always occur with constipation resulting from dehydration:
    constipation
    Symptoms that never occur with constipation resulting from dehydration:
    vomiting
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Coccydynia

    The tailbone, called the coccyx, is the most bottom portion of the spine. Coccydynia is pain around the area of the tailbone, which is triggered by pressure on the tailbone such as during sitting on a hard chair. Symptoms get better with standing or walking. Doctors are not completely sure what causes this pain.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own. This condition has no directed treatment, so you are advised to take over-the-counter pain medication and take pressure off the tailbone by sitting on a soft cushion whenever possible.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    back pain, lower back pain, painful sex, back pain that shoots to the butt, back pain that gets worse when sitting
    Symptoms that always occur with coccydynia:
    constant butt pain
    Symptoms that never occur with coccydynia:
    warm and red tailbone swelling
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Colonic Neoplasm

    Colonic neoplasm is a disorder of the large intestine. It often causes abdominal pain, cramping, changes in bowel habits, and fatigue.

    You schedule a visit with your primary care physician (PCP). It is likely an endoscopy will be performed to examine the inside of the colon as well as blood tests.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, stomach bloating, stool changes, diarrhea, constipation
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Opioid - Related Constipation

    Opioids (oxycodone, morphine, percocet, fentanyl) are powerful pain relievers that act on different chemical receptors throughout the body. In the intestines, opioids signal the gut to slow down movement, leading to constipation.

    You can try to make changes at home to help your symptoms. Dietary changes are typically effective: drink more fluids to make stools heavier and more slippery and eat more fiber (found in bran, root vegetables, nuts, and whole-grain flour) to make stools bulkier and softer. There are also over-the-counter fiber tablets that can help increase your dietary fiber. If things aren't getting better, talk to your doctor about what medications could help.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    constipation, feeling of needing to constantly pass stool, pain in the lower left abdomen, straining while passing stool, pain when passing stools
    Symptoms that always occur with opioid-related constipation:
    constipation
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  6. 6.Shigella Infection

    Shigella infection is an acute bacterial infection caused by a group of bacteria called shigella. The infection affects the intestines and can be passed through direct contact with the bacteria in the stool.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own by replenishing your body with plenty of fluids. Avoid drugs intended to treat diarrhea, such as loperamide (Imodium) and diphenoxylate with atropine (Lomotil) because they can make your condition worse. If your symptoms do not improve, or worsen, make an appointment with your physician as treatment with antibiotics may be needed.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    diarrhea, general abdominal pain, fatigue, severe diarrhea, loss of appetite
    Symptoms that always occur with shigella infection:
    diarrhea
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  7. 7.Ulcerative Colitis

    Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a condition that causes diarrhea, abdominal pain, and bloody bowel movements. These symptoms occur because the large intestine (colon) has become inflamed and acquired sores, known as “ulcers.”

    You should visit your primary care physician to discuss your symptoms. If the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment is likely to include medication as well as dietary and nutritional modifications.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fever, general abdominal pain, back pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Campylobacter Small Intestine Infection

    Infection with the Campylobacter bacterium is one of the leading causes of acute diarrhea worldwide. The risk for this infection is increased in people with HIV/AIDS.

    Seek care from a primary care physician as soon as possible. Treatment for diarrhea of bacterial origin involves rehydration as well as a course of antibiotics.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    diarrhea, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), fever, general abdominal pain, severe diarrhea
    Symptoms that always occur with campylobacter small intestine infection:
    diarrhea
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  9. 9.Crohn's Disease Flare

    Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn's can affect any area from the mouth to the anus, and may cause diarrhea and weight loss.

    You should speak with your primary care physician and/or gastroenterologist as soon as possible to determine if you have a flare.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps)
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  10. 10.New Onset Crohn's Disease

    Crohn's disease is a disorder caused by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. The damaging inflammation causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition.

    You should schedule an appointment with your primary care physician within a few days to start diagnostic tests and discuss if a referral to a specialist is needed.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, constipation, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps)
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Feeling of Needing to Constantly Pass Stool

  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

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Feeling of Needing to Constantly Pass Stool Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced feeling of needing to constantly pass stool have also experienced:

    • 9% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 8% Straining While Passing Stool
    • 4% Stomach Bloating
  • People who have experienced feeling of needing to constantly pass stool were most often matched with:

    • 7% Constipation From Not Eating Enough Fiber
    • 4% Constipation Resulting From Dehydration

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