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A 39-year-old member asked:

why does my stomach ache get worse as i poop? is this normal?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Intestinal nerves: Nerve fibers in your intestine can be irritated as the intestine contracts and moves to get the 'poop' out. That is probably what is causing your pains when you have a bm. Try increasing fluids and fiber to help regulate your stools and maybe the pains will improve over time. See GI if they do not. Best wishes.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have a very bad stomach ache I have for the past week when i try to go poop nothing comes out why is this?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Constipation: This is a comes problem with many potential causes. First make sure to drink enough fluids. If that doesn't work, continue to do so, but also try some laxatives. If those don't work, see your doctor.

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