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Feeling of having to empty my bowel despite having a bowel movement already. burping a little more than i usually do and feeling a little heavy in chest like shortness of breath very less but it is there. having soft normal stool had it tested and ev?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

The desire to move bowel is generally due to problems in the rectum, like inflammation. It would be prudent to see a doctor who could perform a proctoscopy to address the issue. Wish you good health!

Answered Jan 24, 2023



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Dr. Andrew Seibert answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Your symptoms might be consistent with irritable bowel syndrome, although there are other possibilities also. Initially, I would try adding extra fiber to your diet. If this does not help, or if your symptoms worsen, you should see your primary care doctor. Good luck.

Answered Jan 27, 2023



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