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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Not sure...: There are several causes for ano-rectal pain with defecation including anal fissure, hemorrhoids, proctalgia and proctitis to name a few. If this is ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Hemorrhoids or more?: Anal pain or rectal pain? Pain from the rectum as you described that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Painful BMs: Painful and extremely painful bowel movements can be caused by hemorroids, anal fissure, proctitis, anorectal abscess, acute prostatitis and anal and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Painful anal pain with bowel movements can be a fissure, abscess, or hemorrhoids. First the etiology needs to be discovered. Abdominal pain with bow ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Small bowl pain: Yes, it can be. Afterall, it's an obstruction!
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Endometriosis can lead to painful BM's.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Folds of the bowels: Your body has about 20 feet of small intestine (small bowel) and 5 feet of large intestine (large bowel). The intestines are folded and form loops to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Can if: It is a rectal cancer usually. Actual colon cancers may cause a change in your bowel movement with no pain unless the pain is from constipation or dia ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
It can...: Small bowel movements can cause rectal bleeding with internal hemorrhoids depending in its severity.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience Gastroenterology
Not always: If you have symptoms such as bloody stools or urge to go but nothing happens, or abdominal pain, or weight loss, then I'd be more suspicious for colit ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience Radiation Oncology
They can be: If they present with small bowel obstruction, or perforation and sepsis they often are.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Irritable bowel?: In people who otherwise are outwardly healthy, by far the main cause of such symptoms is irritable bowel syndrome. However, several other kinds of int ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Possibly: Even a small inguinal hernia can involve the colon, and thus lead to problems with bowel moments.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Hemorrhoid/fissure: As the stool passes through the rectum and the anus, it can irritate internal hemorrhoids if they are present, or create a 'cut' in the lining of the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Yes: Keeping stools soft is important factor in avoiding prolapse, the size of stool not so much as the hardness/straining.
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A male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
It may...: The bowel sliding into hernia sac may at times become incarcerated with no hope to slide back to abdominal cavity; this condition definitely causes bo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Not likely: Some individuals with signficant, chronic constipation can also have bothersome, dysfunctional lower urinary tract symptoms. However, having a large ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not sure..: What your question is. Is there a known diagnosis of colon cancer? Yes advanced colon cancer care cause intestinal blockage. However, it sounds like y ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
30 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: With all what you have gone through as reported in your profile, what you experienced may be what you are going to have and live since you already hav ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Hard to say: I would entertain an issue with ribs, skin, lungs, gall bladder, stomach, intestines, ovaries, urinary tract or kidney. As it turns out, the best ans ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Needs eval : This isn't a usual presentation for colon cancer, since it's usually without symptoms, and doesn't happen to 17 year olds very often. There are a lot ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Common: The most common type of food to be seen undigested in the stool is actually vegetables. They often are very high in fibers that we do not have enzymes ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
See a doc: With rectal bleeding and pain you need to be evaluated. Most sources of rectal bleeding are benign (hemorrhoids) but occasionally the source is more w ... Read More
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