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Why is my stomach sore sometimes after a bowel movement?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Stomach pain: A sore stomach may be caused prolonged straining after passing a large and hard stool. Another reason for the pain maybe the persistent peristaltic movement of the large intestines trying to move large impacted stool due to constipation.

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A member asked:

After i have a bowel movement my stomach is very sore and i'm very nauseated why does this happen?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Several possibility: Might be irritable bowel syndrome. See http://sgoti.Ws/snuxdk for a good overview.
A 48-year-old female asked:

It is a little sore when I have a bowel movement?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Happy to help but...: Where do you experience soreness when defecating--anal canal, within the pelvis or abdomen, the abdominal wall? Are there associated symptoms, bleeding, discharge? Any defects (rectocele), surgical repairs? Help us best help you by providing more information please.

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