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Often I need to have a bowel movement but the urgency to go either disappears by the time I reach the toilet or it feels like muscles won't relax. ???

Often I need to have a bowel movement but the urgency to go either disappears by the time I reach the toilet or it feels like muscles won't relax. ???

Possible IBS: To provide the best advice we would need to have you compile a bowel diary including dietary intake as well as consistency and estimated frequency of stools. You have commented that you are not weight bearing and is this a chronic neurologic condition or temporary post procedure condition. Are you on any narcotic or anticholinergic meds. How is your urination ...Read more

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Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more


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Why would I have an urgency to have a bowel movement when I need to urinate? Sometimes I can barely make it to the bathroom.

Why would I have an urgency to have a bowel movement when I need to urinate?  Sometimes I can barely make it to the bathroom.

?irritable bowel: It's nit clear as to whether you're having irritable bowel symptoms also causing the need to urinate or vice versa, but irritable bowel syndrome appears likely nevertheless. Discuss this with your physician who may prescribe medication for your symptoms after assessment and ordering of appropriate tests if he/she deems them advisable. Dietary advice may also be given. ...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

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What causes cramping & an urgency to have a bowel movement immediately after eating?

What causes cramping & an urgency to have a bowel movement immediately after eating?

Likely functional: Most times these symptoms represent a functional disorder such as ibs. However other etiologies such as ibd, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, bile salt induced diarrhea (to name a few) can result in similar symptoms and in the right scenario should be further evaluated. So see your doctor. ...Read more

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5yrs chronic diarrhea every bowel movement watery, sudden, urgency, unbearable smell. Gastric bypass 5yrs ago. Partial colon removed, hernia 3yrs ago?

Need a G.I. consultation: This is a problem that is best solved with a consultation with a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen a gastroenterologist and you're not getting any better than you need to see a new one. ...Read more

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What is a sense of urgency?

What is a sense of urgency?

Have to go---badly!: Assuming you mean urinary urgency, it is just the feeling that you have to go quickly or you might lose control. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: urgency?

What is the definition or description of: urgency?

Requires attention: Urgency refers to 1) conditions leading to a strong physiological sensation such as the urgency to pee, and 2) a doctor term describing a condition which needs treatment soon but is not a true emergency requiring immediate attention. ...Read more

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What is hypertension urgency?

What is hypertension urgency?

Severe HTN: It's more accurately: severe HTN with mild symptoms. Mostly BP doesn't cause symptoms, but when it's very high (we're talking >200/>110 - sometimes much higher), there may be angina, heart failure, or encephalopathy. If severe, it's a hypertensive emergency. "urgency" is a term used for a borderline situation. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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