About a week ago, I noticed that there was some blood in my stool. At this point, I'm unsure whether I was constipated or not. The blood was bright red, appeared to be on the outside of the stool, and on the toilet paper. Throughout this week, I haven't really had a solid BM. There were a couple of times when I managed to squeeze out a few thin ones, but nothing substantial.
I saw my doctor about the bleeding and he did a digital rectal exam. He said he felt a few hemorrhoids, but wanted me to get a sigmoidoscopy. That's scheduled for next Wednesday.
So, I figured that I'd try to give myself a Fleet Enema. Mostly because I haven't pooped in a couple days (despite eating what seems like a good amount of fruits, fiber, and a TON of water).
So I tried the enema. It was hard to get the little nozzle in. After almost 10 minutes of cringing and trying to get it in without hurting myself, I managed to squeeze in the liquid. I laid there for 5 minutes or so until I felt the urge to go. So I sat on the toilet and basically just pooped out the enema solution, some blood and mucus and maybe some stool. Nothing I'd call solid, however.
This was about a half hour ago.
I feel like I -might- be able to push out some more, but my rectum feels swollen and I don't want to push to hard and hurt myself. I don't feel any pain in my stomach, back, or otherwise. I feel some pressure around my anus (Probably the swelling).
Is it possible for me to have a fecal impaction without feeling any pain? I mean, I've been eating like I always do. Yet I haven't been able to have a BM. So the food has to go somewhere, right?
What are the other possibilities?
Should I see a doctor immediately?
I'm a 20 year old male in good shape. No history of colon cancer or other GI cancers that I know of.
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