A 29-year-old female asked:
whenever i have a bowel movement i feel like i haven t completely emptied my bowels, and continually feel like i need to go?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Need some tests: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 bowel movements daily to 1 bowel movement every 3-4 days. Testing will define if your incomplete emptying is due to inflammation, rectal/anal dysfunction, partial obstruction due to mass, stenosis, obstipation, extrinsic, or is a functional issue.
Answered on Feb 25, 2014
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