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Im 59 and have 4 children that are grown.I cannot hold my bowel movement.Can anything be done other than an operation to tightened things in my rectum

Im 59 and have 4 children that are grown.I cannot hold my bowel movement.Can anything be done other than an operation to tightened things in my rectum

Stool consistency: While there may be some sphincter muscle or nerve damage contributing to this problem, it can often be managed by correcting your stool consistency. The more well formed your stool, the easier it is to control. In most cases like yours, continence can be maintained through the use of a fiber supplement and an antidiarrheal. See a colorectal surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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What causes irregular bowel movements for to year old children?

What causes irregular bowel movements for to year old children?

Fruits: Toddlers are usually sensitive to fruits. A little fruit or juice can cause toddlers diarrhea. Try to see if he or she is sensitive to certain fruits or certain amounts of fruits or juices. ...Read more

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In the evening I have the urge to have a bowel movement but i don't have to go. Why is that?

In the evening I have the urge to have a bowel movement but i don't have to go.  Why is that?

? examination: You should get an examination of your lower intestinal tract if you haven't. The sensation of having to go without having a bowel movement might mean that there is a polyp or other colon lesion and over the age of fifty it's a good idea to get a colon exam even without symptoms for general screening. ...Read more

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Whenever I have a bowel movement i feel like i haven t completely emptied my bowels, and continually feel like i need to go?

Whenever I have a bowel movement i feel like i haven t completely emptied my bowels, and continually feel like i need to go?

Need some tests: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 bowel movements daily to 1 bowel movement every 3-4 days. Testing will define if your incomplete emptying is due to inflammation, rectal/anal dysfunction, partial obstruction due to mass, stenosis, obstipation, extrinsic, or is a functional issue. ...Read more

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Why can't I have a bowel movement without laxatives?

Chronic constipation: Is a difficult problem. You can become dependent upon laxatives and this can lead to all sorts of problems. Consult with GI specialist to make sure that there are no mechanical or nerve problems. ...Read more

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Can you have a headache if you haven't had a bowel movement?

Can you have a headache if you haven't had a bowel movement?

Headache : Yes reasons for not having a bowel movement include not eating which can cause a headache, constipation due to not having enough hydration which can cause headache. Regardless you should be regularly going to the bathroom. If your system suddenly changes you should be seeing a physician to figure out why it has changed. Bowel movements are needed in order to get rid of toxins and waste from us. ...Read more

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I have presure in rectum but can't make a bowel movement what should I do?

I have presure in rectum but can't make a bowel movement what should I do?

Gently: Start slowly. Do not strain to pass a stool. Try a glycerin suppository (over the counter.) try a careful enema, either a single use one, like fleet's, or from an enema bag. Drink plenty of water. If these are not effective or bleeding occurs see a medical practitioner. Avoid extreme anxiety about this matter. This occurs often in constipation and can lead to inappropriately aggressive solutions. ...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


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more