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My bowel has been very soft and light tan in color. I have

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been extremely constipated and constantly...
My bowel has been very soft and light tan in color. I have been extremely constipated and constantly feel like I am bloated and have to go, but can't. I have had to use an enema to be able to go. I have also been feeling tired and fatigued
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Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 1 year ago
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Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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How long you have these symptoms?

You may have bowel obstruction.

Inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's is also possible.

Did you have a colonoscopy yet?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I have been experiencing the constipation months but the change in color to light tan just started about 5 days ago. I have just started a new job and my insurance doesn't kick in for about 30 days and needing to understand if my issue needs immediate attention or can hold off for 3-4 more weeks.
Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 1 year ago

Ok youdo not see any blood in the stool.

Light tan color can be due to the action of laxative or enema.

Soft stool passes fast through the intestine and color does not change much.

Not that urgent.

But you should arrange for a colonoscopy after your insurance kicks in.

Best wishes

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