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A 24-year-old male asked:

when i make a bowel movement it takes 2 hours stool is soft not constipated have hemorrhoids anal fissures how will doc fix bowel movement?

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Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Bowel movements: 2 hours is too long to complete defecation. I would see a gastroenterologist who can perform a number of tests to evaluate the motility abnormality. There are a number of medications which impair motility and it is possible that you have a condition that is inherited that causes the lack of motility of your large intestine. Definitely seek consultation from a board certified gastroenterologist.
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Anal fissure: There is probably a lot of unconscious with holding on your part because of the hemorrhoids and anal fissure causing pain when you have a bowel movement. I would try to make the stools even softer so that it will be difficult for you to take 2 hours to pass a single BM.
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Avoid straining: Why does it take 2 hours for your BM? Taking that long, straining to have a BM will lead to problems like hemorrhoids, fissures, and prolapse (rectum pushing to the outside). You need to drink plenty of water and eat plenty of fiber every day. Take a fiber supplement. Do not spend more than a few minutes in the bathroom. If the Stool does not come out, get up, walk around, be active, don't strain.

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