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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Control: Children often feel like they have little or no control over their environment, and stooling is something they can sometimes control. It's the one bat ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: If your are stooling well it indicates you are getting enough fiber in your diet and there is no need to supplement. Perhaps a fiber product as neede ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Rectal bleeding : Should be evaluated by a doctor. Sources include a tear, hemorrhoid, or polyp.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Common: Post-pea dial diarrhea is common and can be caused by many things including ibs. You should start to eat a healthy diet low in fat and then see a gast ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Avoid spicy foods: Sometimes this can be from active hemorrhoids or the medical condition pruritus ani. Spicy foods often have an ingredient capsaicin which can set off ... 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
23 years experience Family Medicine
Many possible causes: Many things can damage intestines including antibiotics, allergy, diet, tumor, autoimmune disease causing diarrhea as well as abnormal bowel function ... Read More
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A 34-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
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Abscess?: You may have a perianal abscess, inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., ulcerative proctitis). Maybe an STD (gonorrhea, chlamydia) if you have had receptiv ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Bleeding after BM: The most likely reason for pain and bleeding after a bowel movement would be an anal fissure, or tear. This usually happens when a person tries to pa ... Read More
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