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Why abdominal pain and nausea after bowel movement?

Why abdominal pain and nausea after bowel movement?

Stretch "nerves": There are few true pain nerves to the intestines..... the intestines react to stretching or distension. You would perceive that as nausea and pain after the act of a BM post stretching of the tissue. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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No bowel movement and stomach pain after laxative?

No bowel movement and stomach pain after laxative?

May be impacted: You may have a stool impaction. This is a large collection of stool that has hardened to the point abdominal it's very hard to clear. You get stomach cramps as gas and fluid backs up around and stretching the colon. You should see your doctor about this. He may have to arrange for disimpaction. Or a G.I. Evaluation and colonoscopy. Good health. ...Read more

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What cause bloating after bowel movement?

What cause bloating after bowel movement?

Many causes...: Abdominal bloating is common. A few causes include colonic bacterial dysbiosis, irritable bowel syndrome, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Try taking a probiotic supplement and changing to a diet low in ferment able foods e.g., low-fodmaps. Good luck! ...Read more

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Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot(not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more

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I find vegetables undigested after bowel bowel movement. also abdomen pains sometimes.

I find vegetables undigested after bowel bowel movement. also abdomen pains sometimes.

Common: The most common type of food to be seen undigested in the stool is actually vegetables. They often are very high in fibers that we do not have enzymes in our digestive system to degrade them with. The fiber could also be causing gas pains. This can be a very normal finding. If you have accompanying frequent diarrhea, unintentional weight loss, or other stool changes, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Vaginal spotting after bowel movements?

Vaginal spotting  after bowel movements?

Needs evaluation: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Foul smelling gas, lower abdominal pain and cramps during bowel movement, bloating, rectal bleeding. Approx 3 months with symptoms. 27 yr old female?

Foul smelling gas, lower abdominal pain and cramps during bowel movement, bloating,  rectal bleeding. Approx 3 months with symptoms. 27 yr old female?

Please get help...: Gi bleeding is never normal, but when prolonged for months associated with lower abdominal distress as you describe, then colitis (colon inflammation) must be ruled out. Possibilities at your age most likely include: 1) inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or crohn's); 2) infection, maybe chronic or recurrent. Don't delay further--get evaluated by your doctor or GI specialist. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain after bowel movement, pain last for whole day. Have mild gastritis?

Abdominal pain after bowel movement, pain last for whole day. Have mild gastritis?

Need more info: If the pain is in the area of the stomach and you were bearing down hard to move your bowels, then it could be that in the process of bearing down you increased the pressure in the belly enough to push stomach acid into the food tube or esophagus. This would then cause pain due to the nature of how you exerted yourself to defecate. Seems like a long time to have pain post movement. See your doc. ...Read more

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Does IBS cause abdominial pain and having bowel movements 16 times a day?

Does IBS cause abdominial pain and having bowel movements 16 times a day?

Sometimes..: Ibs is often "diarrhea predominant" but 16 times a day is higher then the norm to be due to ibs and should be investigated with stool cultures. If those are negative then a colonoscopy would be indicated. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal cramping belching after eating?

Severe abdominal cramping belching after eating?

More Info: How much? How fast? What were you eating. How long afterwards, any other symptoms like heartburn, diarrhea, are also important. Anything modify the symptoms? Does it occur with all types of food or just certain types? These questions all need to be investigated by a doctor to get your answer. ...Read more

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What causes constipation, gas and blood after bowel movement?

What causes constipation, gas and blood after bowel movement?

Several things.: If the blood is bright red and just a bit on the toilet paper or in the bowl when having a bm, it is due to a hemorrhoid or anal fissure (small tear). These occur with chronic constipation, contributors to constipation are niot enough water or fiber in the diet, or prolonged sitting. If the blood is dark, or heavy, go see a doctor. Otherwise work on improving your diet, fluids and exercise. ...Read more

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Im pregnant having cramping pain during bowel movements and hips sore?

Im pregnant having cramping pain during bowel movements and hips sore?

Discuss w GYN: The longer you are pregnant, the more painful bowel movements may become as the baby inside you pushes against structures (like bowel), and your pelvic bones can ache as well. If severe, discuss with your gyn. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Bloating, gas, frequent bowel movements, stomach pain, nausea?

Gastroenteritis: This is most commonly viral, but if it persists longer than 5-8 days or you develop fever it will time to see your doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I am experiencing constipation, abdominal pain all over nausea vomiting cramping pain haven't had bowel movement in 9 days laxatives not working?

I am experiencing  constipation, abdominal pain all over nausea vomiting cramping pain haven't had bowel movement in 9 days laxatives not working?

See a doctor ASAP: The medications you report taking can cause severe constipation. If laxitives and self-care measures aren't working you need to see a doctor to get a safe bowel decompression. Extended constipation can be life threatening. If you can't get in to your regular doctor then consider an urgent care or ER. ...Read more

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Bloating, gas, frequent bowel movements, stomach pain, nausea, shivering?

Bloating, gas, frequent bowel movements, stomach pain, nausea, shivering?

Abdominal Pain: Abdominal Pain is a common complain in the outpatient setting. Would recommend to see a doctor. Can be as simple as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or it can be more concerning. ...Read more

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Constant pain in luq worst after bowel movement?

Splenic Flx syndrome: Lt. upper quad is one of the areas associated with splenic flexure of left colon. After BM which empties the rectum, the major site for the reservoir of stool is the transverse colon. At the time of BM stool passes to the splenic flexure. If there is a twist in bowel at that site severe pain will occur. A Ba enema will define the situation and if necessary this can be followed by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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My husband's had 6hrs nonstop pain in his right abdomen. No cramps, constant pain. He's nauseous without vomiting. 5 bowel movements but not loose.

My husband's had 6hrs nonstop pain in his right abdomen. No cramps, constant pain. He's nauseous without vomiting. 5 bowel movements but not loose.

Abdominal pain: Your husband needs to find out the source of his pain. Hopefully it is a temporary blockage but he needs to be sure. Please have him go to the emergency room or his doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Irregular bowel movements maybe 2 to 3 times per week today pain all over abdomen burn or cramp a feeling that my stomach was so full it would explode?

Irregular bowel movements maybe 2 to 3 times per week today pain all over abdomen burn or cramp a feeling that my stomach was so full it would explode?

Ibs: Possibilities include irritable bowel syndrome aggravated by certain foods(see fodmap dietary advice), lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance. Try to identify whether certain foods cause abdominal distress or irregular bowel activities. To relieve gaseous distension, drink hot water, apply heat to the abdomen, take mylanta or simethicone after meals to prevent gas buildup. See gastroenterolog ...Read more

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I have been having blue bowel movements for past few days with severe stomach cramps and change in my bowel movements. What could be the cause?

I have been having blue bowel movements for past few days with severe stomach cramps and change in my bowel movements.  What could be the cause?

Tricky: blue covers a wide area. Black would be typical for ulcer and with pain is a serious condition. It's hard to get blue. Prussian blue and methylene blue antidotes or other food dyes. Beets are blue-purple. sky blue is very unusual and would imply both a dye AND something that makes the stool pale (liver disease for example). Blue green isn't that unusual and can occur from vegetable matter. ...Read more

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What causes stomach cramps, frequent hard bowel movements that are painful and burns my Anus when it comes out?

What causes stomach cramps, frequent hard bowel movements that are painful and burns my Anus when it comes out?

Constipation +others: The most common cause of what you describe is constipation; it causes cramping from the intestines trying to move the fecal matter downward, and also burning on defecation true to trauma to the anal orifice. could involve anal tears or hemorrhoids. See your pcp for a stool softener and diet info. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps, abnormal bowel movements. Can it be viral, and how do you know which virus?

Stomach cramps, abnormal bowel movements. Can it be viral, and how do you know which virus?

Could be: Very difficult to determine which virus may be causing your symptoms and usually not worth the trouble trying. ...Read more

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I have excessive diahrea 8 bowel movements in past 20 hours. Bloating and slight stomach cramps . Is it serious?

I have excessive diahrea 8 bowel movements in past  20 hours. Bloating and slight stomach cramps . Is it serious?

Diarrhea: It certain could become serious. You can become dehydrated. Therefore, it is important to drink electroyte containing fluids to replace your fluid loses. ...Read more

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I'm having really bad stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, excessive bowel movements that don't look normal. Please help me

I'm having really bad stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, excessive bowel movements that don't look normal. Please help me

Go dairy free.: I do not know the duration of your symptoms. It may be due to viral or bacteria infection. Elimination diet may give us an answer. Avoid all dairy products except yogurt for 3-4 weeks & see the result. Do the same with wheat. In the mean time stay hydrated & take Good quality probiotics- kefir is a good yogurt drink loaded with high quality probiotics. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach cramps and painful bowel movements. The following also describe me: Constipation and Passing gas. What should I do?

I am experiencing  stomach cramps and painful bowel movements. The following also describe me: Constipation and Passing gas. What should I do?

Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help ...Read more

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What could cause stomach cramps, softened stool, increase in bowel movements, some vomiting, with no fever, and no change in diet ? Im asking in regards to my 6 year old daughter.This has been going on for about a week and a half.She normally has a bowel

What could cause stomach cramps, softened stool, increase in bowel movements, some vomiting, with no fever, and no change in diet ? Im asking in regards to my 6 year old daughter.This has been going on for about a week and a half.She normally has a bowel

This : This sounds like a mild case of gastroenteritis (stomach flu or food poisoning). The symptoms usually resolve in about a week or so. The key is to maintain hydration and eat a bland diet until the symptoms subside. If more than a week goes by without resolution, she has a persistent fever, or you notice blood, mucus, or parasites in the stool you should bring her to a doctor right away. Otherwise, she should be a lilttle better everyday. ...Read more

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After eating I had gas and stomach pains and an urge to poop. it was normal but now I have stomach cramps and frequent bowel movements. why?

After eating I had gas and stomach pains and an urge to poop. it was normal but now I have stomach cramps and frequent bowel movements. why?

More info?: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does it radiate to your back? Or shoulder? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Cough? Fevers? ...Read more

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On Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) but nauseas when I eat. Chest and u/abdomen hurts w/o food.also get lots of cramps when I eat.feel like I have a bowl movement al time?

On Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) but nauseas when I eat. Chest and u/abdomen hurts w/o food.also get lots of cramps when I eat.feel like I have a bowl movement al time?

If you don't: have peptic ulcer disease, you may have a form of IBS called functional dyspepsia. A good gastroenterologist should help you figure out the difference. ...Read more

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Having cramp during first day of period, severe painful bowel movement during first 2-3 days of period. should i get help?

Having cramp during first day of period, severe painful bowel movement during first 2-3 days of period. should i get help?

It depends: It depends if this continues on for a couple more days and if it gets worse over time. Cramping and pain are common symptoms of menstrual cramps and perhaps this is just a bad month. But if you have vaginal discharge that is not normal (white, odor, cream in color), have fevers, or painful urinations then yes you should see a physician for a check up. ...Read more

Abdominal Spasm (Definition)

Abdominal spasm = involuntary contractions of muscles in digestive tract which ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more