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Is defecating four or five times a day normal?

Is defecating four or five times a day normal?

No: Most patterns are 1 or 2 per day. If you find you have to go every day 4-5 times you might need an evaluation by a gastroenterologist and something is irritating your colon. ...Read more

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If I wipe after defecating and it's a green color, is that a cause for concern?

If I wipe after defecating and it's a green color, is that a cause for concern?

Green poop..: Hi Medigirl86, Its probably a pigment in something you ate recently so probably insignificant. If assoc with diarrea get a stool culture and if persistent, make a food diary for a week or so and go and see a Doc to look for the cause of your "green" effect in the diet ! thanks ...Read more

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I regularly have to spend a lot of time wiping after defecating. I have found that wet wipes don't make too much of a difference.

I regularly have to spend a lot of time wiping after defecating. I have found that wet wipes don't make too much of a difference.

Anal cleansing: If your anus is more deeply located it is more difficult to cleanse after a soft bowel movement. If you don't have access to a bidet, after a few wipes with toilet paper, cleanse further with a soft white cloth moistened with warm water only and then pat dry with another nonabrasive colorless cloth. Overly vigorous scrubbing of the anal area with toilet paper only leads to chronic anal irritation. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is 26 years old and lately he is ejaculating while defecating! should he be concerned?

My boyfriend is 26 years old and lately he is ejaculating while defecating! should he be concerned?

Excessive straining : While pooping can compress on the prostate causing ejaculation. Not common but possible. http://forums.webmd.com/3/erectile-dysfunction-exchange/forum/415. ...Read more

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Hi, sometimes i get blood when defecating, it may be for injuries? It does not happen that often. Thank you!

Hi, sometimes i get blood when defecating, it may be for injuries? It does not happen that often. Thank you!

Hemorrhoid: It could be hemorroid. If problem persist you need to see a doctor. If you has family history of stomach or bowel problem, such as colon cancer, stomach cancer or colitis, you need to see a doctor sooner. ...Read more

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When a hem bleeds, how do you keep it from bleeding onto the shower floor if you take one after defecating? Will standing slow the bleeding down?

When a hem bleeds, how do you keep it from bleeding onto the shower floor if you take one after defecating? Will standing slow the bleeding down?

Hemorrhoids: If you are actively bleeding to this degree from hemorrhoids it would be a very good idea to be seen asap by a colorectal surgeon to determine the best course of management. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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How are anorectal dysfunctions diagnosed? Is it invasive? I feel strange pressure in my anorectal area when defecating and feels like area won't relax

How are anorectal dysfunctions diagnosed? Is it invasive? I feel strange pressure in my anorectal area when defecating and feels like area won't relax

Manometry: Gastroenterologists or a colorectal surgeon specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction/pain can complete specialized pressure studies which use a balloon inserted in the rectum to measure pressure changes. ...Read more