Decrease in Feces

Buttock Rectum | Gastroenterology | Decrease in Feces (Symptom)


The decrease in feces can refers to constipation. In addition, the existence of infrequent stools may assume the existence of hard stools or a feeling of incomplete emptying after a bowel movement.


The cause of each of these types of constipation is probably different, and approach must be adapted to each specific type of constipation. Constipation can also alternate with diarrhea.

This pattern commonly occurs as part of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). At the extreme end of the constipation spectrum is fecal impaction, a condition in which stool hardens in the rectum and prevents the passage of any stool. Constipation means that a person has three or fewer bowel movements in a week. Stools may be hard and dry and evacuation is sometimes painful. All people have constipation sometimes. In most cases, it does not last long and it is not serious.