A 47-year-old member asked:
is it normal to have muscle contractions after straining on stool?
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Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Tenesmus: Definition of "tenesmus" = ineffectual and painful straining at stool. If this sounds familiar, please stop and seek medical help or risk hemorrhoids, fissures, prolapse, etc. Rectal dysfunctional, and for that matter constipation in general, can reflect a variety of problems that should be systemically evaluated and treated.
Answered on May 23, 2012
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