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Avoid Strain With Bowel Movements
I had surgery of internal hemorrhoids a month ago. What should I do to avoid straining at bowel movements and maintain a soft stool ?
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
I get blood on tissue on the final wipe of my bottom after having bowel movements. If this is haemorroids should I not strain when taking a poo?
Appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Normal bowel movements until now. Now can't pass stool. It hurts and straining a lot. Too big to pass. what is my next step?
Yes next step: drink plenty of fluids , take mid laxatives or stool softeners and call your surgeon . ...Read more
Yes: Straining with bowel movements can increase you intrabdominal pressure which can exacerbate back pain and can also worsen pain that may be resulting from a disc herniation. Talk with you pcp about your issue. They may recommend a stool softener or even a laxative to help alleviate the bowel issues. They can also help determine if there is some other source to your back pain. ...Read more
I had a bowel movement, did not strain much but wiped and had lots of blood on paper with clots. Blood in toiled. Every time I have bowel movements see blood today. More bowel movements than normal? Can you tell me what is going on.I am on blood thinners.
Blood : Blood on the outside of stool or seen only on the paper suggests hemorrhoids. Bloodmixed with stool suggests a bleeding source higher in the bowel, which can in turn represent infection, inflammation, vascular malformation, and tumor among other causes. If you are seeing blood on your toilet paper on a regular basis, or if you have blood mixed with stool, you should see a gastroenterologist. You will probably need a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Is diverticular disease caused by straining only for bowel movements, or would straining in the absence of stools also cause this?
..: diverticulosis is an outpoutching colonic wall that is a results of weakness along its walls. this can be exacerbated by any increase in intra-abdominal pressure which includes straining. this is unrelated to actual stools, yet constipation can increase diverticular disease due to straining. make sure you get plenty of fiber in the diet and drink plenty of fluids to decrease likelihood. ...Read more
5w newborn has 1-2 bowel movements/day supplemented with breastmmilk, sometimes seedy yellow sometimes yellow green and clay. Baby strains and cries.
I'm having a full colonoscopy i make 3 bowel movements a day straining doctor is to flush me out check for cancer how do they flesh you out?
Bright red blood in my stool for short time in toilet bowl, appeared thrice- in july 25, 26 and today when i strain during bowel movements. Help please?
Bright red blood: Especially associated with straining suggests hemorrhoidal bleeding. Stool softeners and get it checked out. ...Read more
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