I’m confused. Within the last 3 months, I’ve been having excellent results with my mom's bowel movements : They come out effortless hot dogs of approx 3-6 inches and even a long 12 inch coil last time . Is it possible for stool to be soft in the rectum, yet the stool in the sigmoid and transverse colon be hard and bottlenecking somewhere ? Also, why does my mom sometimes have 2 or 3 bowel moments every day for 3 days and then it stops for 3 days where there is nothing. Then I begin to worry and I begin to debate if I should bump up the magnesium or HydroC products I’ve been using and wait a 4th day or use a suppository for fear of the stool building up in the rectum and drying out and getting too wide to pass.
Why does this 3 day pattern occur?
Also, is it possible for the ascending color, transverse and sigmoid, rectum, have stool moving thru which is firm or soft or hard and with areas of the colon that have no stool? Or is stool always moving thru and tightly packed following each other like continuously stuffing a long sausages. Or is there empty spaces without stool in the colon ?