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The diameter of my poop has gotten smaller and smaller over

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The diameter of my poop has gotten smaller and smaller over the past 6 months; until, if I can get anything to come out the diameter is smaller than my little finger, soft and always the same color. I haven't had a bowel movement in almost 2 weeks and the pain in my stomach as well as my back is extremely painfull. It feels as though something is blocking or constricting my intestine. I'm a 66 year old female. I had a Colonoscopy about 1-1/2 years ago with no problems.
Have you been able to pass gas?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Have you been vomitting?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No, but I don't feel like eating anymore. I can tell something is pressing on my bladder because I have to urinate frequently and the pain seems to build before I go.
Good, at least you are not vomitting, which means you don't have bowel obstruction.Is your stool usually hard?Have you tried stool softeners?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Mostly medium, but during the last 6 months it's been as I described or diarrhea. I took a stool softeners yesterday but it hasn't worked.

You will need to go to the hospital. There is a possibilty they may have to manually disimpact you, they may also try giving you something to drink that will flush your colon out. I advise they also give you a CT scan , followed by a repeat colonoscopy to determine if there is a structure obstructing your colon, This is not an emergency situation, but you should go today, if it progresses it may lead to bowel obsrtuction whic IS an emergency

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