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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Short answer - NO: A femoral hernia repair is done outside the peritoneal cavity, in which the bowel lies. Only in the most bizarre situation would blood in the stool o ... Read More

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
The issue is more...: More teamwork and evaluation with the primary care and gastrointestinal doctors are needed. A person with constipation needs to be sure there is no ot ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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It's possible but: more likely is that your stool needs a higher water content in order to pass more readily .Adding daily fiber to your diet may do the trick.A colonosc ... Read More
Dr. Zach Patrick
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: If you are able to deficate and have no abnormal medical history then it is highly unlikely that you could have a blockage. Since you can have a bowel ... Read More
A 93-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Gabapentin: Gabapentin is not an opioid. Constipation is an occasional side effect. Your pharmacist can give you specific information about this medication,howeve ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
17 years experience General Surgery
Constipation?: It sounds like you have the feeling of incomplete stool evacuation during a bowel movement. A bowel obstruction usually is a mechanical obstruction o ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
First, clear it out: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: With a blockage you would have been in much more pain and had other GI problems. What you decsribe is adhesions or scarring involving the intestines. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Stool mucus or more?: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Same thing: Those terms mean the same thing.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
17 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Simple answer is yes. Sometimes if the bowel blockage requires resection of the intestine, hernia repair may be delayed or temporized. You don't wan ... Read More

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