A 23-year-old female asked:
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i've been running to the bathroom every hour today with stomach pains but when i get to the bathroom i can't go. what's happening?

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Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Symptoms : Your symptoms are described in medical terms as "tenesmus." Most likely you are backed up with a stool impaction (obstipated) and need something to flush you out. Less likely is the possibility you have proctitis, unless you see blood.
Answered on Apr 29, 2015

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