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A 28-year-old female asked:

I've been having strong cramping in mid and lower abdomen for 5 days. i am constantly feeling like i need to have a bowel movement. what could this be?

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Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Get checked: If you have a feeling of urgency in the rectum that persists, you could have a fecal impaction that will need removal with an enema or other method. But if your urge is all coming from the lower abdomen, there is a much longer list of potential causes. Get checked.

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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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