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Doctor insights on: I Have A Feeling That My Bowel Is Not Completely Empty Is This Normal

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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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30yr fit male. My leg will often go completely numb when constipated combined with a feeling of inability to to empty bladder when doing a bowel movement. Is this normal? What could be the problem?

30yr fit male. My leg will often go completely numb when constipated combined with a feeling of inability to to empty bladder when doing a  bowel movement. Is this normal? What could be the problem?

See answer: Constipation related to any cause is commonly associated with difficulty urination (hesitancy, poor stream, difficulty emptying, etc) especially in older men with an enlarged prostate. Numbness in leg(s) though is not common and suggests a possible underlying neurological problem (which itself can cause voiding and bowel problems) and i would recommend you see an md for evaluation. ...Read more

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Normal bowel habits. Lately everyday when I feel a bm coming on the feeling always comes along with nausea too.nausea doesnt go away until hr after bm?

Normal bowel habits. Lately everyday when I feel a bm coming on the feeling always comes along with nausea too.nausea doesnt go away until hr after bm?

Nausea: Nausea can be associated with constipation. A single view xray of the abdomen may help confirm the presence of abundant stool throughout the colon. In layman's terms, it would confirm you are "backed up". Miralax (polyethylene glycol) over the counter may help clear things through. ...Read more

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Feeling cold before a bowel movement normal for a potty training toddler (who holds in it as long as possible) ?

Feeling cold before a bowel movement normal for a potty training toddler (who holds in it as long as possible) ?

Mgt and workup: I would suggest screening for hypothyroidism. This condition may cause constipation. In addition, a screening test to rule out CF can be done. Including fiber in the diet and decreasing starchy foods may also help if he is constipated. ...Read more

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Feeling incomplete emptying of bowel. Cystoscopy showed uterus moved from its place. Any medication or exercise to relieve this?

Here are some ...: Feeling incomplete bowel emptying deserves personal attention to the issues on indigestion of certain foods you consume; if identifiable for something, modify your lifestyle without over indulgence. If not better as expected, consult GI specialist for detail. Cystoscopy would not see uterus directly, but bimanual digital rectopelvic exam may palpate to suggest uterus position. So, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Can being anxious about bowel movements make them worse? Tense muscles and create a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying?

Can being anxious about bowel movements make them worse? Tense muscles and create a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying?

Anxiety and BMs: Anxiety can certainly affect the passage of bowel movements. Young women with anxiety can suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction which results in the incomplete passage of bowel movements. Pelvic floor dysfunction results from contracting those muscles you should be relaxing, and vice versa. ...Read more

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3 year old always complains of feeling nauseated. Dry heaves. Low appetite. Been going on for 4 plus months. Bowel movements normal.

3 year old always complains of feeling nauseated. Dry heaves. Low appetite. Been going on for 4 plus months. Bowel movements normal.

Anemia: Anemia can have many related diagnoses since the blood and bone marrow system can be impacted by many other organ systems, such as central nervous system, gastrointestinal and digestive systems, blood and marrow, etc...you will find most and best answers from a Pediatric Hematologist. Iron supplements can make children nauseous , so consider stopping any iron in vitamin preparations as a test ...Read more

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Diarrhea stopped after taking BRAT diet but feeling mild pain on both side of the lower stomach and lower back. Also feel like bowel is not empty. ?

Diarrhea stopped after taking BRAT diet but feeling mild pain on both side of the lower stomach and lower back. Also feel like bowel is not empty. ?

Stomach bug: You might be cramping due to the infection, but now you might be constipated from the BRAT diet which can make you feel like that. See how you feel after you go to the bathroom next. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more