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Causes Of Defecation Pain
Low back pain: Could be due to a herniated disk. With an increase in abdominal pressure you increase pressure on the back. With a increase on a marginal disk you can increase it's pressure on a nerve which can cause pain in the back and the hip. Best to have it checked first hand to evaluate for something more serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have intense pain at anus during defecation during periods. Is there any known cause / pathology?
Different things: Different things like- if you have constipation, or if there is anything obstructing-like a growth/mass, if the rectal muscles/anal spincther tone is decreased/weakened- you can have the feeling of incomplete defecation. Go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Milky discharge during defecation occasionally, not associated with any other symptoms, what can be the cause?
Probably not serious: Presumably you mean discharge from the penis. This symptom is common in many men, some more than others. Straining at stool or stool passing over the prostate gland and seminial vesicles (the sacs that store semen for the next ejaculation) can squeeze out semen or prostate fluids. If this is new or if the fluid is creamy (like pus), see a doctor to be sure no prostatitis or other infection. ...Read more
Is it possible that there may be internal hemorrhoids that cause blood to appear during defecation?
Can caffeine pills cause frequent defecation and gas? Or can peppermint tea cause frequent defecation and gas? Take both in the a.m and have "issues"
Possibly.: Either of these can cause GI side effects, so it is not clear what is going on in your situation. I would stop both of them for now. If your symptoms go away, and if you want to restart either of them in the future, do it slowly, one at a time, and see what happens. Depending on how much caffeine you've been taking, you may develop a headache for a few days when you stop it. Good luck. ...Read more
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