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A 36-year-old male asked:

i have a stomach pain that won't go away for 12+ hours. it feels like an urge for bowel movement but nothing to show for. ?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Constipation: Try some simple remedies like prune juice or a mild laxative. A suppository can also help if there is rectal pressure to have a bowel movement. If you have serious symptoms like severe abdominal pain, vomiting, fevers, blood in the stool then seek urgent evaluation.

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A 55-year-old female asked:

Why do I always have stomach pain before a bowel movement?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: The stool is moving in large intestine for one. However you could also have hemorrhorids or an anal fissure which can make bowel movements painful.

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Last updated May 8, 2013

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