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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No other disease?: 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

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Diet, fluid, other?: For some people normal bowel habit is not daily-how they are built, so to speak. For many, it can be low fiber, inadequate fluids, inactivity, low oi ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Constipation: The population does tend to-be fixated on bowel movements. Up to every three days is considered normal as long as not painful. The differential diagno ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Enemas next: By 5 days, there is a high likelihood of a fecal impact ion. Without trying to loosen that up first, taking anything orally may not work. Try an enema ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes.: C. dificile can cause your symptoms. So can several other things. Blood in the stool is always worrying, until checked out. Call your doc today or ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Pale stools: Pale stools can be caused by bacterial infection, infestation with parasite, yeast overgrowth, liver/gallbladder dysfunction and other diseases. Cer ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience in Wound care
?diverticulitis: Diverticulitis commonly causes left lower abdominal pain, sometimes exacerbated/relieved by a bowel movement. Inflammatory colitises can cause sympto ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Please see below: This could be due to an infective process, if this continues, please see a doctor.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Hemorrhoids : Hemorrhoids and anal fissures can cause those symptoms.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Most common : Causes of pruritus ani are caffeine and excess moisture. There is no correct amount of caffeine, so best to totally eliminate it for several weeks and ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nilofer Nisar
38 years experience in Neurology
Headaches: Straining for bowel movements can increase intra abdominal and intra cranial pressure. Most of the time there is no threat to brain vessels. Very very ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Possibly: Ileus refers to disruption in normal propulsive activity of the GI tract. The bowel dilates with gas and stool and there is no evidence of bowel soun ... Read More
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Dr. Val Koganski
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bleeding: It could be bleeding, or check food or supplements, they may contain iron or coloring.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a Dr. for this,: especially a gastroenterologist
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Check it out: May just be digestive issues but would get it checked out
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Diverticula are: formed by increased pressure on weakened spots of the intestinal walls by gas, waste, or liquid. Diverticula can form while straining during a bowel m ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
12 years experience in Neurology
Chorea: Chorea is dance like movement of the arms and trunk. Many movement disorders can be associated with this symptom. Certain medications can also cause ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Toileting and pain: May be related to constipation if present. Drink 2-3 liter water/ gatorade/ milk/ fluids a day, , fiber like in avocados, sweet potatoes, oats, bran. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Blood in stool: The combination of blood in the stool with accompanying mucus is possibly suggestive of some form of inflammation of the colon, or colitis. There are ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
23 years experience in Hospital-based practice
No: A knot in your back will not affect normal peristalsis.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Effect: Patients with slow transit have a propensity to urinary infections due to bacterial translocation. In Crohn' s fistulas are notorious to create viciou ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Worry: I can't think of a reason you should be worried when your bowel movement is mildly followed by small flakes.
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