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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Urge to poop: A constant urge to pass stool.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
By ruling out: The numerous causes of tenesmus, including diet, fluids, rectal masses or tumors or inflammation, infection. See your primary doctor and get a full ph ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Symptom: Tenesmus is a symptom, not a disease. It refers to the feeling of constantly needing to pass stools, despite an empty colon. There are no 'tests' fo ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Rectal tenesmus...: ...Is a feeling of constantly needing to pass stools, despite an empty colon; vesicular tenesmus is when you constantly feel a need to pass urine. Tre ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Yes.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
YES: Yes, IBS is on the list for causes of tenesmus. See the following link for the most common causes. Best wishes. http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/symp ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pricha Boonswang
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: You should find the cause of it.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
12 years experience in Anesthesiology
Not bad: Bowel prep obviously increases the flow through your body. This can be associated with pain, usually cramping. It should not cause sever pain.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelvin White
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Malabsorption: Milk; fat or protein.....not digesting! See provider
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
A trip to: The beach?
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Mucous: Diarrhea and mucous in stool could point to certain infections, maldigestions, or infalmmatory disorders. What other symptoms do you have? Is it is ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Hemorrhoid flare...: Bowel changes associated with ibs can flare hemorrhoids. Associated anal itching in this clinical setting is most likely from hemorrhoid irritation. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pricha Boonswang
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
May be: If the cause of tenesmus is from the stool.
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Bowel movement: Explosive bowel movements are associated usually with some type of infection. They can be associated with, for example, lasctose intollerance. I wou ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is actually a functional state of the bowel. It should not cause bleeding. Are you thinking about inflammatory bowel co ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Typical IBS symptoms: As you suspect, these symptoms indeed are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. But they aren't particularly suggestive of proctitis (inflmmation ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Muscle contractions: Muscle contractions, which can be caused from electrolyte imbalances, relative obstructions, infection, or food-borne toxins. Rarely, tumors can caus ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
53 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Follow a regimen: Adequate fiber diet, soft stools, kegel exercises. If this does not help, a short course of dilute anal Nitroglycerin ointment (0.2%) 2-3 times dail ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Eating fish and : Overeating in general. Foul smelling bowel movements may suggest malabsorption. If you have had unintended weight loss, see your doctor otherwise do n ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Merino
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could be malabsorpti: The important thing is to assess the duration , could be indigestion, from some meds or supplements or lack of absorption of nutrients, go to your doc ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Constipation?: Dry, hard pellets can often be consistent with constipation. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 serv ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
See doc: With the constellation of your complaints, it's time to see a doc. A thorough history and physical exam is needed to determine further work up and tre ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Many causes: Get local help.
A female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Frothy stools: Infection can. If you have a problem with your pancreas some foods won't digest properly (such as fat) can can create such an appearance.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Get evaluated: Both gastroenterologists & colorectal surgeons can help you. They will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as t ... Read More

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