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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Stool change: That can be associated with processes near the anus. Tumor, poly, inflammatory bowel, sphincter problem. Seeing your doctor and getting rectal exam wo ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Colonoscopy: Hi, I think the normal flora of ur intestine has been disturbed with colonoscopy preparation, (we have good bugs living inside our guts) therefore I s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
19 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Headache : Yes reasons for not having a bowel movement include not eating which can cause a headache, constipation due to not having enough hydration which can c ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clinton Fox
22 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: Not too uncommon after colonoscopy. I would get on fiber daily, stool softener, magnesium and try to get your bowels to move before constipation wor ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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Laxative: Its OK to take a mild laxative. As far as the odd feeling around the anus it might be hemorrhoids. Best to let you doctor check it out.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
21 years experience Nuclear Medicine
When was it: Remember that you emptied you entire colon in preparatio for the colonoscopy. You should have a bowel movement 24-48 hours after procedure. Check with ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Chronic diarrhea: What you are describing sounds like chronic diarrhea. You should see your doc to be evaluated so you can find and treat the cause. Left untreated, thi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Since you took a laxative orally to prepare for the colonoscopy, it is not unusual to go 2-3 days after a colonoscopy before having a bm.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Go see a doctor: You need to find the cause. This will require a visit to a doctor to check you and find out who you have not had a bm and what reason for your urine p ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Mammal stress call: Many species "relieve" themselves as an initial stress reaction. It makes it easier to flee or to fight without the burden of a full intestine. Psycho ... Read More

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