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Maumelle, AR
A 26-year-old female asked:

For two weeks every time i need to have a bowel movement or pass gas i have severe stomach pain. once i go to the bathroom or pass gas it's gone. why?

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Dr. Gregory Ginn
General Surgery 38 years experience
Pain before pooh: There are many reasons and causes of pain prior to defecation in your age/gender group, most of which are benign. If you have had 2 weeks of symptoms and this is an significant deviation from usual bowel habits, I would recommend that you see your primary care physician for referral to a GI doc. If you are currently pregnant, there are minimally invasive tests (sigmoidoscopy) to assess your sxs.
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