I a 24 year old female. The problem I have been having has been occuring for about 5 years. When I was younger I was feeling very constipated, and I would use anal stimulation to help me have bowel mobements, unfourtunalty this habit is still persisting. For the past year I have tried to ween myself off of this awful and imbarrasing habbit but it seems I am addicted to the action and the result. To try and help my situation I have improved my diet, water intact and have started to excerxise more. I am to embarrased and ashamed to tell my doctor. My stool if usually very soft and sometimes starts out hard and ends soft. Sometimes it comes out thin and flat. can anyone give me an idea of what I can do to make me healthy again?