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why does my butt tingle when i need to poop?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rectal expansion: A full rectum will stimulate the nerves that give you "pressure/fullness" and "back pain" which is a signal to you to empty the rectum.

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Is something in my 9-month-old's diet causing him to pass very hard stools?

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Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: A lot of 9 month old babies begin to rely more on food and less on liquid for their daily nutritional needs. Very often, a baby gets a bit constipated at 9 months due to a decrease in their fluid intake. Adding some extra formula, breast milk, water, or even water mixed with a small amount of prune juice or white grape juice can often solve this problem. If it persists, consult your doctor.
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What is normal baby poop?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Varies with age/food: The first couple days the poop is thick, dark and tarry. On day 3-5 of life poops generally change to yellow and seedy- this happens as your milk comes in. Poops will stay a liquid consistency until you introduce solids foods sometime between 4-6 months. Colors may range from brown to green to yellow. If your baby's poops are ever red, black or white call your pediatrician.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What's a stool culture and how do you obtain one?

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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Stool sample: You would be given containers by a lab to collect stool, which would be tested for certain bacteria.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Got a bump when I poop. I don't think it's a hemorhoid, so what could it be?

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Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 years experience
Hemorrhoid or polyp?: "bumps" when having a bowel movement commonly are internal hemorrhoids that prolapse when straining. Sometimes a rectal polyp can prolapse as well, or even rectal tissue itself. Hemorrhoidal "tags" can also prolapse. This should be evaluated by a surgeon with either in office examination or even colonoscopy if there is blood on toilet paper during bowel movements.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Why does my butt hole tingle when i need to poop?

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Dr. Gary Wang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
Butt hole tingling. : It is possible you have hold poop to long or have severe constipation.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher commented
Neurology 34 years experience
Do you like the tingling or do you not like it?
Nov 9, 2014

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