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Doctor insights on: Feeling Of Unfinished Bowel Movement

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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

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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Having one bowel movement daily but still feeling like I need to move my bowels again....what could be causing this? I also don't feel very hungry....

Having one bowel movement daily but still feeling like I need to move my bowels again....what could be causing this? I also don't feel very hungry....

Some thoughts: cannot say in your particular case, but some triggers of the feeling of needing to empty the bowels are spasm of the bowel (generally not a serious condition) or much less common, some growth there like a polyp. Hypothyroid typically changes bowel motility. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days and i had one today but it was very small. & i keep feeling like I have to go but nothing comes. Could something be wrong with my intestines.

I haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days and i had one today but it was very small. & i keep feeling like I have to go but nothing comes. Could something be wrong with my intestines.

Constipation,: Many reasons for bowel irregularity. Eating high fiber food ( fresh veges and fruits daily) drinking plenty of water and regular exercise helps regularize the bm may take stool softener like senna, colase, or laxative like exlax or mom;now if you are unable to pass stool. You can add psylium husk or fiber tablet daily if cannot eat high fiber food. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is another option if this is chronic. ...Read more

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After having a bowel movement, I have an uncomfortable feeling like i still need to go, but i don't. What is this called?

After having a bowel movement, I have an uncomfortable feeling like i still need to go, but i don't. What is this called?

IBS hallmark: Irritable bowel syndrome's hallmark is incomplete evacuation. But there are a lot of other things that go along with that. Maybe you are just constipated. You have 18 feet of gut, and you may have to increase fruit/vegetables/water/fiber to completely empty. ...Read more

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Why do I have a feeling of vaginal fullness everytime I have a bowel movement?

Why do I have a feeling of vaginal fullness everytime I have a bowel movement?

Rectocele: Sometimes, vaginal prolapse or a weakening of the support tissues around the vagina and uterus can cause the bladder to fall and the rectum to push up in the vagina--especially if you push down or are constipated. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Red corn in lose bowel movement.... Did not eat anything red. What could cause this. Have not been feeling well past few days either.

Red corn in lose bowel movement.... Did not eat anything red.  What could cause this.  Have not been feeling well past few days either.

See a doctor: Redness in the stool can be due to several things. Obviously, red food/drink can do it. The most important thing to determine is whether or not the redness is due to bleeding in your intestines. Bleeding in the intestine has many causes, including. infections, Bright red bleeding often means bleeding is from the lower tracts of the intestine (inc. colon). And If you feel ill call doc or go to ER ...Read more

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Why do I never feel fully evacuated after a bowel movement and how can I help reduce and relive the feeling?

Could be several : Things, but most likeley you are having trouble cleaning up with smeary pasty stools and then returning to have another bowel movement within a few hours. This is being short of fluids by about 40-50 ounces. Remember caffeine in all forms dehydrates. You need 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Might also be internal hemorrhoids giving the sense of incomplete evacuation. ...Read more

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Is the feeling of an incomplete bowel movement a symptom of prostate issues?

Is the feeling of an incomplete bowel movement a symptom of prostate issues?

Bowel vs Prostate: Usually the prostate problems cause retention of urine or disorders or urination but the sensation of incomplete bowel evacuation may be related to colon problems. Please see a doctor. ...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