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Abdominal Cramps After Bowel Movement
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme lower abdominal pain upper abdominal pain nausea frequent bowel movements chest pain, migrane and weakness. Happens every few weeks /months.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
Tried prune juice for my lack of bowel movement and it didn't work at all, it only gave me horrible abdomen cramps. Does anyone have any advice on what I should do?
I've had severe stomach cramps, basically centralized. And now am experiencing very watery bowel movements. I'm healthy. What is this?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Recently, within the past month or so, certain smells make me feel nauseous that never affected me before like peanut butter, chili, coffee, new car smell (leather) etc. I have also had irregular bowel movements and stomach cramps. What could be the cause
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
27, 23week pregnant with twins. Bowel movements alot last week.today jelly discharge in poo aswell as 3 lumps of jelly.odd stomach cramps all week?
After 8 days of augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) now have slight stomach cramps and soft bowel movements, stopped pill but is this serious? Very concerned about c-diff.
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
Painful periods. Painful sex. Painful bowel movements. Sore abdomen crampy. Always seem to have had this. Ultrasound tech thinks endometriosis?
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
Fatigue, burning throat and stomach, stomach cramps, frequent bowel movements after eating, nausea after eating, fast heart rate?
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?
I am 4 days post embryo transfer, a few times I have had intense cramps after bowel movement ; is this normal?
Cramps: No it's not. You may be constipated. See if resolving that helps. Congratulations! ...Read more
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
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