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Can Hemorrhoids Cause Thin Bowel Movements
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
Constipation: Hemorrhoids and constipation go together. However thinner stools may represent something else, like a mass in the lower colon/rectum. Okay to get checked by your doc, you may need a colonoscopy. Don't just assume it is the hemorrhoid. A rectal mass could be more ominous to your overall health. ...Read more
Usually not: Hemorrhoids are distended/swollen veins of the rectal area. They typically are a result of constipation or sitting or straining too long or much. Sometimes the medication people use to hep the swelling loosens up fecal material (glycerin) but the hemorrhoids themselves are not a cause of loose stools. ...Read more
It varies.: Bowel cancer symptoms depend on the location and size of the tumor. If it obstructs, the symptoms include stomach cramps and vomiting. If it bleeds, bloody stools, or black stools. Partial obstruction can cause diarrhea and/or consitpation. Some tumors have no symptoms. If concerned, see your doctor. ...Read more
They are associated.: I assume the contractions you are inquiring about are intestinal or colon cramps. Constipation is usually a functional problem caused by a lack of dietary fiber. When the colon and rectum have to generate more pressure than they are designed to work at, this results in cramps, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis. ...Read more
Prob not: Probably not. Usually pain with a bowel movement is the result of either an anal fissure or external hemorrhoid. Neither one is dangerous and both are easily treated. Diverticulitis will usually give a patient fever and abdominal pain. The pain is more constant in nature. How long have you had this pain and is there any bleeding associated with the bm? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with anal fissure. Burning pain during and after bowel movement. Can fissures cause some inflammation?
No: Anal fissures are almost always caused by constipation or anal distension (such as with anal intercourse or anal manipulation). Fissures can also be associated with hypertonic anal sphincter. The treatment centers around trying not to stretch the anus too much: stool softners, less aggressive sexual practices and sometimes relaxation of the anal sphincter by surgery or Botox injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: not a known side effect of the drug ...Read more
Yes: An anal fistula is an abnormal, infected channel (tract) with an internal opening in the anal canal and an external opening in the skin near the anus or rectum. Anal fistulae can present with many different symptoms: pain, discharge - either bloody or purulent, pruritus ani - itching, or systemic symptoms if abscess becomes infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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