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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Having to push really hard suggests constipation. This can be addressed with diet, hydration, and sometimes medications. You need to have your pcp che ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Samach
49 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Hormones can have effects on bowel movements. You should take extra fiber and water the week before.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Longer, more turns: A "redundant colon" means the dr found it to be longer than usual with more twists and turns. Typically we think that the redundancy is because of pr ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Exam: You need to be seen and examined properly -- please see your doctor.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Savoy
28 years experience General Surgery
Need to see MD: Difficulty having a bm could be anything from constipation to cancer. The associated symptoms of pain and weight loss shouldnt be taken lightly. I su ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
It's normal: It's normal to have bowel movement once per day in the morning. If it's hard for you to do that, eating more fruits and vegetables, consume more fiber ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Safdi
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Constipation: It's not a common complaint. If vaginal intercourse is painful, you could have endometriosis. I'd recommend reporting this to your OB/GYN physician to ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Space Invader: When you have a object (penis or vibrator) travel in "inner space" (the vagina), there is a great deal of "galaxy sharing" The urinary bladder is just ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hard poop = abnormal: 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 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Inflamed?: A hot sensation is the guts usually means inflammation but the cause is another matter. I have however not heard people described an inflamed gut this ... Read More

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