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Strain to pass gas

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sniezek
Pain Management 39 years experience
Possible disc: Pain in the lower back with straining at the stool may indicate a lumbar disc herniation. Some muscular conditions may also mimic this, however you s... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Muscle strain?: It's not possible to give you a precise diagnosis without examining you, but if your only having pain with the above activities, it suggests a musculo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Difficult defecation: In people that have issues with defecation, constipation is the most common reason. This is especially true in diets low in fiber and can be worsened... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Some options...: Colonics &purges are popular but should be avoided & can not be recommended (see earlier healthtap answers). Use of irritant laxatives are saf... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, possibly order some tests, and see what's going on.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
The issue is more...: More teamwork and evaluation with the primary care and gastrointestinal doctors are needed. A person with constipation needs to be sure there is no ot... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prolapse: I am wondering if you hadn't use the bathroom for a number of hours and your bladder was just very full. Compared to the male, the female urethra is m... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
May be her normal: Infants often make odd sounds and seem to strain in the usual course of their day. If she is feeding,sleeping, stooling and growing okay I would not a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Normal: A 4 wk old uses his/her diaphragm to push along poop and many equate this with straining in older kids or adults, it is not. They have very loose abdo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 24 years experience
Physiology: The medicines used to induce anesthesia cause the heart to work harder and the peripheral blood vessels to dilate or constrict, either of which can af... Read More
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