Hard stool that stays in the colon for more than a couple of days is called "fecal impaction." Most medical sources recommend treating it with manually removing the stool (by a doctor, if necessary) and using rectally administrated enemas:
Softening of hardened stool and stimulation of evacuation with enemas
and suppositories is often helpful...Most ...
Modern evidence-based medicine won't be able to fully answer your question, but there are indications that bacteria, or more exactly, the individual gut flora heavily influence your fecal weight or stool mass. E.g., in obstipated patients, other types of gut bacteria were found than in the control group, which still can't tell what is cause and what is ...
According to the Mayo Clinic, the following can turn your stool red:
Red food coloring, beets, cranberries, tomato juice or soup, red
gelatin or drink mixes.
A quick google search for "pomegranate red stool" shows several anecdotal results, but nothing that looks like a reputable source.
Anyone who is concerned about blood in their stool should see a ...
This is not a medical recommendation, you should speak to your doctor.
Generally speaking, paraffin oil, lactulose syrup and dietary fiber supplements are common OTC medications for constipation. It is important to drink plenty of water (specifically with added fiber). For individual advice, talk to your doctor.
Yes, constipation and diarrhea can occur simultaneously - the situation is called paradoxical or overflow diarrhea.
Paradoxical diarrhea or overflow incontinence may occur is a a person
who has chronic constipation. In paradoxical diarrhea, stool fills the
rectum, hardens and becomes impacted. Liquid stool leaks around the
fecal mass, imitating ...
Normally I would vote this sort of question as seeking medical advice which we cannot provide, but I see that it is just a curiosity and not strictly looking for a medical diagnosis. Having said that
This answer must not be seen as medical advice. If you feel there could be a medical reason for it, I suggest you seek the advice of a doctor(See Below)
The stool at the top of the image of Bristol stool scale looks as separate hard lumps (Type 1), which means there's a lack of water in it, which can be due to:
Drinking insufficient amount of water while drinking alcohol
Eating foods low in fiber (meat, dairy products, chips, white bread, cookies, chocolate, fast food...), which is common during drinking ...