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I have ibs related tenesmus. every 3 or 4 days i get tenesmus. how can i stop or prevent it?

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Dr. Michael Brooks
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Be sure: You need to be sure that there is nothing wrong with the rectum. Tenesmus may be a result of several different possible problems. You should have at least a sigmoidoscopy or a gastroenterology evaluation to make sure that nothing is significantly abnormal. A high fiber diet usually helps the symptoms, once again, if nothing concerning is found on sigmoidoscopy.

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