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Have feeling after bowel movement that some is stuck in anus and not quite finished. Also have feeling of uti I'm bladder constant urge. What is It?

Have feeling after bowel movement that some is stuck in anus and not quite finished. Also have feeling of uti I'm bladder constant urge. What is It?

Uti and bm: Good question! Since your bladder and rectum are close to each other, a uti will cause irritation to your bladder give you the sensation of needing to urinate again after you've already done so. It is possible your rectum can be irritated, too. Have your PCP check you out. If he starts you on antibiotics, check in the rectal irritation resolves when the uti resolves. If not, may need GI consult. ...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


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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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Urge to have a bowel movement but can't and odd feeling around my anus?

Urge to have a bowel movement but can't and odd feeling around my anus?

Laxative: Its OK to take a mild laxative. As far as the odd feeling around the anus it might be hemorrhoids. Best to let you doctor check it out. ...Read more

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Why is it that every time I eat I have the urge to have a bowel movement 10-15 minutes after I have eaten?

Why is it that every time I eat I have the urge to have a bowel movement 10-15 minutes after I have eaten?

Reflex: It is the gastrocolic refex which is present when we are newborns. Sometimes this persists in adults causing the urge to have a bowel movement after the digestive tract is stimulated. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get the urge to have a bowel movement very suddenly & it quickly becomes very difficult, even painful, to hold it. Causes?

Sometimes I get the urge to have a bowel movement very suddenly & it quickly becomes very difficult, even painful, to hold it. Causes?

Gastro-colic reflex: Not an uncommon phenomenon, but consider: are your symptoms related to all foods or only some foods? Is the volume or temperature of food a factor? Do your symptoms occur with every meal or only later in the day? Do you have associated symptoms of nausea, vomiting (with or without blood), biliary colic, tenderness, stool urgency with meals, blood or melena in stool? Any stress recently? ...Read more

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What could cause the urge to have a bowel movement after eating, also constipated?

What could cause the urge to have a bowel movement after eating, also constipated?

Normal: There is a gastro-colonic reflex which can cause this urge to have BM shortly after eating. Likely normal and good especially if constipated! Try to maintain a balanced diet with plenty of water and fiber. ...Read more

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2-3 week I feel urge to have a bowel movement and then when I go I also start to get nauseated and end up vomiting as well. Why would this happen?

2-3 week I feel urge to have a bowel movement and then when I go I also start to get nauseated and end up vomiting as well. Why would this happen?

Retained stool: In the colon commonly causes the symptoms you describe. A person may have retained stool for days - months even when having regular bowel movements; the colon may not be completely emptying with each bowel movement. Stool contains toxins that your body needs to get rid of. Retaining stool in the colon is not only associated with these symptoms, but also with development of colon cancer. Try Senna ...Read more

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Does fecal incontinence involve a strong urge to have a bowel movement? Or do you generally expel without warning?

Does fecal incontinence involve a strong urge to have a bowel movement? Or do you generally expel without warning?

Either: Fecal incontinence refers to loss of bowel control, which can mean involuntary loss of gas, liquid stool or solid stool. Some people with bowel incontinence experience fecal urgency or a strong, sudden urge to move their bowels & may not always make it to the toilet. Others cannot sense the urge and soil their undergarments with solid stool w/o awareness. ...Read more

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I normally have a bowel movement once a week but I have not been for nearly 3 weeks, I don't have the urge to go either. What should I do?

I normally have a bowel movement once a week but I have not been for nearly 3 weeks, I don't have the urge to go either. What should I do?

Go to your Doctor: You very well may need to retrain your colon to empty it of the waste. This situation you describe is abnormal and in no way representative of good health.

Your doctor may put you on a treatment or get you in to the gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have had a problem with being able to have a bowel movement for a week or so now I do have the urge to but when I go nothing happens please help?

I have had a problem with being able to have a bowel movement for a week or so now I do have the urge to but when I go nothing happens please help?

Many tests available: Sounds like you have a functional defecation disorder, or FDD or possibly a rectocele. 1st step is to get tested. A good GI doctor can perform rectal manometry, where a special catheter measures pressures of muscles that are involved with retaining and propelling stool. If this fails, you can get defecating proctogram or MRI defecography, but this means you have to be in the Radiology department. ...Read more

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After being constipated for about a month, I have being having a constant feeling of having to have a bowel movement. What can this be?

After being constipated for about a month, I have being having a constant feeling of having to have a bowel movement. What can this be?

Possibly....: Other people with similar symptoms have found that they go away after a week or so, after the bowel is fully recovered from long standing constipation. Others discover that they have irritable bowel syndrome, and feel better after being treated for that. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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I'm having rectel bleeding every time I have a bowel movement. Will hemorrhoids cause constant bleeding like im experiencing?

I'm having rectel bleeding every time I have a bowel movement. Will hemorrhoids cause constant bleeding like im experiencing?

Possibly: ..But don't assume that's the problem. You need to be examined, and be prepared to describe the volume, color, and characteristics of the blood. Be aware of any other associated symptoms. Now, call your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have sudden urges to have a bowel movement and have to run to the bathroom, but when I get there very little comes out. Am I constipated?

I have sudden urges to have a bowel movement and have to run to the bathroom, but when I get there very little comes out. Am I constipated?

IBS: You have irritable bowel syndrome. That means that your bowel is receiving signals from the brain "ordering it to start peristalsis (the wave like function of bowel muscle that pushes its contents down to the lower bowel). Commonest cause is dietary sugar, caffeine etc. ...Read more

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Recently when I have to have a bowel movement I get moderate cramps -unlike my normal feeling or urge when I need to go -its more crampy and intense, ?

Recently when I have to have a bowel movement I get moderate cramps -unlike my normal feeling or urge when I need to go -its more crampy and intense, ?

Vague: These symptoms, by themselves, can occur as a result of multiple illnesses and without further information and an exam it is not possible to diagnose over the internet. See a doctor. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I am always full but feel no urge for a bowel movement, and only produce small movements when I do?

I am always full but feel no urge for a bowel movement, and only produce small movements when I do?

Water & fiber: You should drink 8-10 full glasses of water each day, and more if you sweat during the day. Mild dehydration is under-appreciated as the cause of constipation. Next, make sure you increase your intake of natural fruit & vegetable fibers. If this still doesn't work, talk to you doctor about starting an over-the-counter stool softener or glycerin suppository. Rarely intestinal tumors cause this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to control the urge for a bowel movement, using any food substances or any techniques?

Is it possible to control the urge for a bowel movement, using any food substances or any techniques?

Listen to your body!: You really need to listen to your body's urges for defecation, and not try to stifle them. (holding on until you reach a toilet is a different matter.) over-controlling the urge to defecate can lead to dry, hard stools and constipation -- including all that comes with it (hemorrhoids, fissures, pain, rectal bleeding, etc). Please allow your bowel its needs. ...Read more

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What causes constant bowel movement in a dialysis pattient?

What causes constant bowel movement in a dialysis pattient?

Not dialysis, usually: Wonder if your cause is diabetic related enteropathy. I see this problem in about 3 or 4 every 100 dialysis patients. Usually due to diabetes. Of course infectious diarrhea is possible. See gastroenterology. ...Read more

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I haven't had an urge for a bowel movement in at least a week maybe two weeks. I've tried increasing my fiber but nothing. What should I do?

I haven't had an urge for a bowel movement in at least a week maybe two weeks. I've tried increasing my fiber but nothing. What should I do?

You are: CONSTIPATED! The formal definition of constipation is fewer than 3 bowel movements a week....as important as increasing fiber (5+ fruits/vegetables plus whole grains/cereals daily and? Fiber supplements), you need LOTS OF WATER...more than 8 glasses a day. And EXERCISE daily. You could next try laxatives, i.e. OTC MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) but at this point you should see Doc in case any tests are needed for eval ...Read more

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Constant pain in luq worst after bowel movement?

Splenic Flx syndrome: Lt. Upper quad is one of the areas associated with splenic flexure of left colon. After BM which empties the rectum, the major site for the reservoir of stool is the transverse colon. At the time of BM stool passes to the splenic flexure. If there is a twist in bowel at that site severe pain will occur. A Ba enema will define the situation and if necessary this can be followed by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How come I have the urge to urinate immediately after bowel movement?

How come I have the urge to urinate immediately after bowel movement?

Stool blocks outlet: So, when you have evacuated the stool, your bladder doesn't have to work so hard to contract and empty. ...Read more

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Bowel movement first thing every morning, it used to be varied. Other symp: constant dull sotmach discomfort and gas, no pain.?

Bowel movement first thing every morning, it used to be varied. Other symp: constant dull sotmach discomfort and gas, no pain.?

Depends: It sounds like you are eating healthier than in the past and having regular bm's. Excess fiber in relation to fluid can produce excessive gas and bloating. If you have had a chnage in bowels and no explanation along with abdominal pain, you should be evaluated properly by a gasroenterologist or colorectal surgeon to make sure nothing more serious is going on to cause the changes. ...Read more

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Hello. Constantly feeling bowel movement after meals and wanting to go to relieve myself. Feels very uncomfortable! Any recommendations?

Hello. Constantly feeling bowel movement after meals and wanting to go to relieve myself. Feels very uncomfortable! Any recommendations?

IBS: If this has been going on for weeks and is not due to a recent bout of viral intestinal tract infection or food poisoning, it is characteristic of irritable bowel syndrome or a very active gastrocolic reflux occurring when food hits the stomach. The type of food usually doesn't matter. Taking an antispasmodic medication like bentyl 1/2 hour before the meal can block this reaction. Discuss with MD ...Read more

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Bowel movement after every meal, any medicine to make this once per day? Fruits (dried & fresh) make urge rapidly. Why its so quick? Medical reason.

Bowel movement after every meal, any medicine to make this once per day? Fruits (dried & fresh) make urge rapidly. Why its so quick? Medical reason.

Gastro-colic reflex: Not an uncommon phenomenon, but consider: are your symptoms related to all foods or only some foods? Is the volume or temperature of food a factor? Do your symptoms occur with every meal or only later in the day? Do you have associated symptoms of nausea, vomiting (with or without blood), biliary colic, tenderness, stool urgency with meals, blood or melena in stool? Any stress recently? ...Read more

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Constantly nauseas with no vomitting and also getting alot of bowel movement and have to use bathroom atleast 3-4 times a day for the last 2 weeks?

Constantly nauseas with no vomitting and also getting alot of bowel movement and have to use bathroom atleast 3-4 times a day for the last 2 weeks?

Gall Bladder?: This type of presentation could mean your gall bladder is not functioning properly. However, there are other things like ulcers or gastritis that could be causing you problems. I would document when the nausea is happening in regards to time of day and food intake. Get this evaluated with this info in hand. ...Read more

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Urgency for a bowel movement constantly but when I go sit down to have a movement it doesn't always happen. Also have white mucus stuff in poop. Cause?

Urgency for a bowel movement constantly but when I go sit down to have a movement it doesn't always happen. Also have white mucus stuff in poop. Cause?

Need a rectal look: This could all be from constipation and stool in the rectum leading to a feeling of needing to go - but with the stool so hard it doesn't pass easily (and mucous is the body's natural lubricant in this situation). But you could also have rectal irritation (proctitis) and a direct look at the rectum (sigmoidoscopy) is the only way to separate the 2 possibilities. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more