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I have had trouble passing stool over the past few weeks,

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Hi, I'm Caroline. I have had trouble passing stool over the past few weeks, and I have had stomach pain that comes and goes. I seem to have a hard lump that reaches to the left of and below my belly button, and it hurts when I press on it. Do you have any ideas what it could be or whether I should see a doctor? I have been eating a lot of fiber and drinking plenty of water, but nothing seems to improve.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
The hard lump can be loaded colon.
Colon can be loaded with hard stool & can be felt in lower left side of abdomen.
You may need an enema to relieve it.
I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
Other issues like an obstruction, growth needs to be ruled out.
Dulcolax suppository can be tried, meanwhile.
I hope this information helps.
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