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Bowel Movements Dislodge Iud
Sometimes but...: Straining at stool on occasion may promote colonic emptying, but you do so at a cost--increased risk of hemorrhoids, anal fissures, & even passing out. The better question is, "why am I having a hard time feeling empty." work-up depends on your age, sex, medical problems, current drugs, level of activity, hydration. Rule out blockage, rectal dysfunction, inflammation, non-gi problems. Don't push! ...Read more
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
My IUD moved through my wall&near my intestins &no other problems im peeing fine, normal bowel movements&how long with surgery&how long to recover?
Discuss with the Dr.: Your doctor would be the best person to answer these questions. It's hard to say what the details of your surgery would be, since different doctors may approach it differently. If the iud can be easily located and removed with small incisions, then one would expect the recovery to be fairly quick and simple. If the doctor has to do a bigger incision to get to the iud, then recovery may be longer. ...Read more
I recently had an IUD replaced. Since I have had 3 weeks of painful/bloody bowel movement, back pain, and a prolonged 2 week+ period. Is this normal?
Go to your doctor:
It is not normal to have those symptoms.
Go see you doctor immediately.
You need to be sure it is in the correct location. ...Read more
Intense (labour-like) pain after bowel movement (unstrained) in lower abdomen. Could Mirena IUD be falling out (again)?
Yes: Though typically you might have some bleeding, this could be an early sign. Good luck! ...Read more
After constipated bowel movement I get severe menstrual like cramping and even vaginal bleed no periods anymore due to iud. History ovarian cysts?
Address constipation: You shouldn't be worried that you have some vaginal spotting when you are constipated and pushing hard. The history of ovarian cysts is not worrisome either unless you are having pain with sex, or general abdominal pain, increased fullness or strong family history of ovarian cancer. If so, see md. Address the underlying constipation with increased fluids and some MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (or generic equivalent). ...Read more
? severity: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more
Eval: I see constipation listed as one of your conditions. Dry, hard rough stool can abraid tissues when being passed - or can lead to hemorrhoids. Both can cause rectal bleeding. Fistuala, fissure, cancer or inflammatory or infections GI conditions can also cause bleeding recommend med eval. ...Read more
Pain vs no pain?: Bleeding with bm and if associated with much pain, likely anal fissure and/or external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoid usually does not hurt and blood is often found coating the stool rather than mixing with it. Better safe than sorry, check with your doc to see what you have. External hemorrhoids and fissures r pain in the _ _ _ but not dangerous, and can be treated. Good luck. ...Read more
Child retains stool?: Voluntary stool retention is a surprisingly common problem among young children (typically males). Scheduled stooling, use of stool softeners, reward for healthy behavior & dissuading maladaptive behavior often helps. Before assuming however your child is exerting "control", first have him/her medically evaluated for colo-rectal dysfunction, hirschprung's, metabolic disease & re-evaluate diet. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids or more?: Anal pain or rectal pain? Pain from the rectum as you described that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, you will want to get evaluated. ...Read more
Sources of gas...: Air in the digestive tract may come from a variety of sources--maldigestion due to enzyme deficiency (ex. Lactose intolerance) or food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation by gut bacteria (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility, excessive air swallowing, as well as inflammatory and infectious causes. Easy to test 4 these. ...Read more
Equilibration: Believe it or not, passing a bowel movement is an intricate, coordinated event that requires a specific sequence of nerves & muscles firing. One phase is the sympathetic phase, and the other is the parasympathetic phase. Brief (lasts < 5 seconds) chills immediately after a bm is part of the re-equilibration. Pain, or anything that lasts longer needs to be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: It can. It usually does not. It can get on the outside of the colon or cause scarring of the colon and irritate the bowels. Very rarely it can get into the colon and even cause bloody stools around the time of the period. Often it just causes inflammation all over the belloy and can lead to constipation. ...Read more
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