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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

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I've been defecating in my sleep. What could be wrong?

I've been defecating in my sleep. What could be wrong?

Sleep: If you have incontinence during your sleep you need to rule out excessive sedation, seizures during sleep, hormonal levels, local rectal exam to test sphincter strength etc. Sleep study and an exam by gi, urologist and neurology will help. ...Read more

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Bright red blood when defecating and pain. What should I do?

Bright red blood when defecating and pain. What should I do?

A few things: Bright red blood and pain with defecation usually is due to tears in the anal canal (fissures). Use a stool softener or fiber product to reduce the chances of worsening the condition. Make diet or medication adjustment to reduce constipation. See your primary care to rule out anything serious. ...Read more

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Why did i get a severe very painful headache when defecating?

Why did i get a severe very painful headache when defecating?

Valsalva maneuver: Looks like you raised intracranial pressure by straining, and this triggered pain due to disc in neck, migraine susceptibility, or even intracranial problems such as prior stroke or atherosclerosis. Not critical but if becoming pattern, see your doctor and acquire a treatment approach. ...Read more

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Woke up defecating blood.. what could this be? I'M worried sick

Woke up defecating blood.. what could this be? I'M worried sick

Just get checked: At your age probably nothing bad. Most likely hemorrhoids. In any event you should visit your doctor and this will be sorted out quickly. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a pain in my anus while defecating. I thinks its a fissure but there is no blood and pain only on the toiilet.

Hi, I have a pain in my anus while defecating. I thinks its a fissure but there is no blood and pain only on the toiilet.

Anal fissure and: Hemorrhoids are possibilities. Try taking otc nsaids and applying preparation h. Laxatives or stool softeners would help if u are constipated. Take care! ...Read more

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What can be done to make defecating with hemorrhoids easier?

What can be done to make defecating with hemorrhoids easier?

Pain: Severe tearing pain with a bm and some bleeding is usually due to an anal fissure. Drinking more fluids, less caffeine and alcohol will make stool less hard and easier to pass, but this should be evaluated and the diagnosis confirmed to get the best treatment and resolution. ...Read more

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Had little pain defecating with a tiny blood spot on the paper. It went away in approx a week. Does it mean it's all good now?

Had little pain defecating with a tiny blood spot on the paper. It went away in approx a week. Does it mean it's all good now?

Most likely: At your age, we don't worry much yet about severe diseases except, of course, things like uc and crohn's, which are more symptomatic when they flare up. In all likelihood you had internal or even external hemorrhoids of fissure that has healed. It is important to have good, regular bm with soft stool. Eat more fibers and hydrate well. ...Read more

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Bleeding while defecating.Its happened only thrice .The blood was bright red and i couldnt feel any pain even though there was a lot of bleeding?.

Bleeding while defecating.Its happened only thrice .The blood was bright red and i couldnt feel any pain even though there was a lot of bleeding?.

Need exam: There are several possible causes which require being examined. There may be hemerroids, anal fissures, stds, polyps and a few other causes. Bright red rectal bleeding needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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I constantly have light upper abdominal pains especially after defecating?

Not normal: Need to get checked by a doctor. There are many potential causes for your problem. ...Read more