A 32-year-old female asked:

I am having severe cramping before and during bowel movements. almost labor like pains what is it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
family medicine 16 years experience
Cramping during BM: Cramping during a bowel movement can indicated something like irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease (especially if there's blood in the stool or mucus), or a gastroenteritis - either viral or bacterial.
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