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what is painful bowel movements

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Not sure...: There are several causes for ano-rectal pain with defecation including anal fissure, hemorrhoids, proctalgia and proctitis to name a few. If this is ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Hemorrhoids or more?: Anal pain or rectal pain? Pain from the rectum as you described that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Painful BMs: Painful and extremely painful bowel movements can be caused by hemorroids, anal fissure, proctitis, anorectal abscess, acute prostatitis and anal and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Painful anal pain with bowel movements can be a fissure, abscess, or hemorrhoids. First the etiology needs to be discovered. Abdominal pain with bow ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
BMs: It can be caused by a number of things. The most common are constipation with hard BMs, or hemorroidal problems. Try increasing your fluid intake and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Are you constipated?: If this is a trend - would get it medically checked.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Pain on defecating: Having pain while engaged in normal bodily funstions is not normal. Pain may be due to hemeriod that are inflamed , fistulas , fissures, tumors, or tr ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Endometriosis can lead to painful BM's.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Could be infection: It is very important for you to see your primary care physician. This could be a sign of infection, or potentially something more serious.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Probably normal: The uterus sits right next to the colon, near the rectum. During menstruation the uterus can cause cramping as it contracts. Organs that are close b ... Read More
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