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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Probably normal: The uterus sits right next to the colon, near the rectum. During menstruation the uterus can cause cramping as it contracts. Organs that are close b ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doc.: Pain on the right side with blood in stool needs a good explanation. Maybe not related, but the symptoms suggest an inflammatory bowel condition. Ma ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably not: Proctalgia is a spasm of the muscles around the rectum. Generally it is like any muscle cramp (leg, foot) - spontaneous and without any precipitating ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Yes: sounds like "gas"pains
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Margulies
27 years experience General Surgery
Rectal blood is bad: You should see a doctor. There should never be blood from the rectum. Pain, especially severe pain, is a sign of something wrong. Go see the obstetric ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Common problem: It won't likely cause any concerning issue during labor or delivery. You do want to make sure the bleeding is definitely from your hemorrhoids and not ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience Gynecology
Must see a doctor: Many reasons pregnancy related fibroids cancer polyps must get evaluated get a blood test for anemia and bleeding disorder do a sonogram.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Post Surgery Pain: Yes. Of course. There is no ifs ands or buts about this. I would imagine your surgeon gave you some instructions and advice about your post operative ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience General Surgery
Yes: They should be normal. You may be advised to take stool softeners if you are taking narcotic pain medications as they can be associated with constipat ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Make an appointment: Your surgeon needs to evaluate you. These symptoms could be low risk and temporary. They could be more ominous and your surgeon will be able to make t ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Need info : re what you have eaten time frame of bowel movement change any other aggravating or alleviating issues
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Very, very rare: A true bowel obstruction is a mechanical blockage of the small intestine, usually due to scar tissue (adhesions) from prior surgery. An ileus is a fu ... Read More
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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
It could easily be: normal and just part of the normal scar healing process. There could be some scar tissue forming that stretches and causes pain when the adjacent col ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bowel movements: We all have a reflex called the gastrocolic reflex that causes us to defecate after a meal, especially a large meal. This is a defense mechanism for ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Sometimes..: Ibs is often "diarrhea predominant" but 16 times a day is higher then the norm to be due to ibs and should be investigated with stool cultures. If th ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Painful BMs around the time of your period can be associated with endometriosis. You need to be evaluated by your GYN.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Legg Corba
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stool consistency: This is not abnormal after a colonoscopy and if it doesn't normalize within the next few days, call the doctor who did your colonoscoy.
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Irritable bowel: If your gastroenterologist is comfortable that enough work up has been done to rule out other causes and feels that IBS is the culprit, it is time to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: It really depends on the entire clinical picture. If you are having chronic pelvic pain and then yes, painful bowel movement can indicate endometriosi ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs evaluation: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Hemorroids/fissure;: Following conditions may cause burning in anus 1hemorroids 2anal fissure 3proctitis 4eating spicy hot food 5cancer of rectum/anus so i will reco ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmet Aybar
30 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Infant constipation: Most likely reason is formula intolerance. Please keep in mind it is not lactose intolerance, rather milk protein intolerance. Would recommend using ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
It depends: The return of bowel function varies widely based upon the type of surgery performed. Bowel function may return long before bowel movements occur. Pass ... Read More

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