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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: You give a potentially valuable clue when you mention the rectal involvement and lower back discomfort in your symptoms. In my opinion,this would tend ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Uti and bm: Good question! Since your bladder and rectum are close to each other, a uti will cause irritation to your bladder give you the sensation of needing t ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
"rectal prolapse " ?: Unless one has had multiple and traumatic vaginal deliveries (unusual at age 21), the natural tendency to withhold bowel movements due to psychologic ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Tezza
Dr. Amy Tezza answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
? examination: You should get an examination of your lower intestinal tract if you haven't. The sensation of having to go without having a bowel movement might mean ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Laxative: Its OK to take a mild laxative. As far as the odd feeling around the anus it might be hemorrhoids. Best to let you doctor check it out.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Gastrocolic reflex: Gastrocolic reflex is a normal physiologic response controlling gastric motility, activated by stretching of the stomach to ingestion of food, with di ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Gastro-colic reflex: Not an uncommon phenomenon, but consider: are your symptoms related to all foods or only some foods? Is the volume or temperature of food a factor? Do ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: There is a gastro-colonic reflex which can cause this urge to have BM shortly after eating. Likely normal and good especially if constipated! Try to m ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Retained stool: in the colon commonly causes the symptoms you describe. A person may have retained stool for days - months even when having regular bowel movements; t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Either: Fecal incontinence refers to loss of bowel control, which can mean involuntary loss of gas, liquid stool or solid stool. Some people with bowel incont ... Read More
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