Some new agey bowel cleansers and bowel irrigation products claim to be able to assist the body in getting rid of impacted fecal material or “hidden poo” in the colon that (apparently) doesn’t come out in normal bowel movements. I know these claims about huge amounts of stubborn toxic feces refusing to budge are BS … but I did wonder if it’s possible at all for even small amounts of solid poo to resist elimination.
When a person takes a laxative the first fecal material that comes out is generally fairly solid, if the laxative effect continues to operate the fecal material usually becomes ever more liquid with each movement to the point it’s essentially water coming through your colon at the end. I’m assuming by the time it’s mostly liquid the entire colon has been emptied and there’s no more solid material in the pipeline
Having set up this attractive bathroom scenario, I did wonder if it’s possible to have any solid impacted feces at all that wouldn’t be removed by normal bowel functioning and would hang around in the colon even if your bowels are being emptied by the effect of a laxative.