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Frequent Fecal Straining
Pink color on toilet paper after wiping. No lumps.No straining. Not in stool or on fecal matter. Noticed after applying toilet paper with warm water.
Prob hemorrhoid: Probably hemorrhoid but aggressive wiping or using fragrant or cheap toilet paper can irritate perianal area, yeast infection, folliculitis, anal cancer, anal fissure, rectal ulcer, proctitis and anorectal cancer are possibilities. Anoscopic exam or proctosigmoidoscopy (or full colonoscopy) can visualize area and confirm diagnosis. ...Read more
My anus feels numb and when I try to contract those muscles sometimes it doesn't work. Could this be from straining? I haven't had fecal incontinence
Neurology evaluation: is warranted, kindly ask your doctor to refer you, you are reporting very specific nervous symptoms that require attention by a specialist, best wishes ...Read more
While straining to have a bowel movement and in the act of eliminating fecal matter, my husband has experienced allergy symptoms on many occasions?
Fantastic !: So - you defecate and he sneezes! wow ! sounds pavlovian or perhaps you are using perfumed toilet paper? Or soap? ...Read more
Mass in upper right quadrant of abs in epigastric area tender 2 touch n hurts when I strain. I have endometriosis n fecal impaction laxs don't help
Hernia?: Abdominal mass that hurts to touch or to strain sounds like a ventral hernia. A medical exam can usually determine that. Sometimes ultrasound is needed. Usually not dangerous but if extreme pain develops then it might require emergency surgery. If truly constipated, Go-Lytely (prescription for colon clean out) will fix it every time. Weaker laxatives may not help. X-ray can confirm too much stool. ...Read more
No: Straining to move your bowels is not normal and is usually a symptom of constipation which is a hard stool. Straining can cause damage to your lower intestinal tract i typically will look at what people are eating which is often the cause. Not enough fluids, veggies and fiber and too much meat, cheese, and fatty foods are often the culprit. If straining continues you should see a doc. ...Read more
Liquify stools.: This can occur when stool is too dry. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. You may need a laxative and if that doesn't do the trick - a trip to the doctor. If you strain with narrow stools - call your doctor for assessment. ...Read more
See your doctor...: This symptom might mean you have a vaginal or perineal inflammation or infection. Also, you might have developed a weakness of the wall that separates the vagina from the rectum called a rectocele which causes functional rectal outlet obstruction and a bulging of the rectum into the vagina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer