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A 53-year-old male asked:

how is rectal tenesmus treated?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
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 physical and history and then they can go from there with additional testing or referrals.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Whats tenesmus ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Urge to poop: A constant urge to pass stool.
Wilmington, North Carolina
A 53-year-old male asked:

How is tenesmus diagnosed? What tests are done ?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
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' for tenesmus. If you say you have it, you have it.
Wilmington, North Carolina
A 53-year-old male asked:

What is tenesmus a symptom of? How is it treated?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
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. Treatment depends on cause, so in the case of rectal tenesmus one must rule out inflammatory bowel diseases, colorectal infection, rectal dysmotility (e.g. Dyssynergnia, pelvic floor dysfunction), stool retention (voluntary or secondary), etc.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Rectal fullness?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Rectal fullness: Rectal fullness is a symptom that the rectum is full of stool even though stool has already been passed.
CA
A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Tenesmus?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tenesmus: Tenesmus = ineffectual or lengthy straining to defecate or urinate.

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