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Diverticulitis and bowel movements

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Bergstein
40 years experience
It can: It depends on the location of the pain; typical might be left lower abdomen or pelvic, associated with the sigmoid colon inflammation. If you are havi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Denk
General Surgery 21 years experience
Yes, : The straining with having a bowel movement could cause additional abdominal pain during an episode of diverticulitis. This will not however make the d... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Could be related. : This could be related. After abdominal surgery, we can develop adhesions (scar tissue within the abdomen) that can ensnare the small intestines and ca... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Prob not: Probably not. Usually pain with a bowel movement is the result of either an anal fissure or external hemorrhoid. Neither one is dangerous and both a... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Mucous is normal: It is normal to have mucous in your stool. If your colonoscopy was otherwise normal then that is good news. Stay on a bowel regimen, to help you achie... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Greasy : Greasy stools make us think about fat malabsorption which means that your intestines are not absorbing fat molecules as well as they should. Reasons ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Plenty Fluids: It's likely to take some time before your bowel movements return to normal. Start with Physiotherapist .The sphincter muscles around the back passag... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Melena: Black tarry stool, otherwise known as melena, can sometimes be due to diverticulitis, but certainly can be a sign of bleeding in the upper digestive t... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Bowel movements: I assume you feel you are having an abnormal number of them. VERY wide range of what is considered normal re how often people poop. 3-4 a day to onc... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Anxiety or stress certainly could have this effect. You should speak with your doctor about the best option for you. The main choices may be whether t... Read More
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