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I'm having sharp pains in my colon area when I have to poop or am very gasy. It usually happens when im in my period. They are not cramps?

I'm having sharp pains in my colon area when I have to poop or am very gasy. It usually happens when im in my period. They are not cramps?

? Diverticulosis: Symptoms suggestive of diverticulosis, a condition of the distal colon with numerous small outpouchings or diverticula. Worth seeing a gastroenterologist and possible having abarium study and/or colonoscopy. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Is it normal to have cramp like pain during bowel movement especially when I strain? It gets worse when I strain. It only happens during my period.

Is it normal to have cramp like pain during bowel movement especially when I strain? It gets worse when I strain. It only happens during my period.

Yes: The cramps are your uterus and when you strain having a bowel movement that exerts pressure in your lower abdominal wall cavity and can also squeeze the uterus as well as the bowel. This is an individual thing and not all patients will experience it. ...Read more

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Do constant stomach cramps, gassiness and bowel movement indicate signs of pregnancy? No spotting, morning sickness. Stomach pains come and go

Do constant stomach cramps, gassiness and bowel movement indicate signs of pregnancy? No spotting, morning sickness. Stomach pains come and go

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Your gastrointestinal symptoms may indicate a problem with your G.I. tract. ...Read more

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Does having sharp painful bowel movement and strong pelvic cramp upon pushing ONLY during period normal?

Does having sharp painful bowel movement and strong pelvic cramp upon pushing ONLY during period normal?

No: This is unlikely to be normal. Painful Menstruation (along with pelvic irritation (resulting in bowel symptoms) can be treated. See your Gynecologist. Birth Control pills may help!! ...Read more

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Been having cramps. 3days after my period. When I poop I have spotting...Is this normal. Need answers?

Irregular bleeding is  one of the most common problems Obgyns treat.: If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections &  hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do  a home pregnancy test.   there are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am having bad cramps, bubbly stomach, an pooping a lot for two days now. And im not on my period, what does this mean?

I am having bad cramps, bubbly stomach, an pooping a lot for two days now. And im not on my period, what does this mean?

Gastroenteritis?: This sounds more like a stomach and intestinal problem rather than anything to do with your periods. First possibilities include food poisoning and viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections. If this persists much longer you ought to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I just started my period and I started having really bad pelvic cramps and the urge to poop. I'm still having cramps. Is this my period or Ibs?

I just started my period and I started having really bad pelvic cramps and the urge to poop. I'm still having cramps. Is this my period or Ibs?

Could be either: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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It feels like mensterual cramps but I'm not on my period. I feel pressure, like I'm having contractions in my vagina when I poop. I'm not pregnant.?

It feels like mensterual cramps but I'm not on my period. I feel pressure, like I'm having contractions in my vagina when I poop. I'm not pregnant.?

Bladder: I would look at treating the bladder; new onset pain, cramping, they can have unusual presentations. Get that ruled out first. And just get a home pregnancy test, you could always be pregnant if your having sex without contraception. ...Read more

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I recently had a pill abortion. Following that, I've had a sharp pain accompanying bowel movement while I'm on my period with dizziness and fainting?

I recently had a pill abortion. Following that, I've had a sharp pain accompanying bowel movement while I'm on my period with dizziness and fainting?

Fainting?: If you are fainting, you need to get checked right away to find out what is going on. You need to be examined in person. Call the doc who treated you or go to an ER now if you are dizzy or fainted today. If not get checked by doc tomorrow or to an ER if your symptoms return. Do not drive, until you are certain that the dizziness has been treated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have sharp shooting rectal pain during bowel movement w straining? Only happens during my period. Pain worsens with more pushing.

Is it normal to have sharp shooting rectal pain during bowel movement w straining? Only happens during my period. Pain worsens with more pushing.

See doctor: Difficult to speculate without an examination of the rectal area and a pelvic examination. It could be adenomyosis or endometriosis, or just hemorroids, so anything I say is just speculation. At your age it doesn't seem dangerous, so addressing the problem will depend on how serious the problem is to you. ...Read more

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On and off stomach pains that turn into burning pain, feel like I have to poop but can't, also just started my period. What could this be?

On and off stomach pains that turn into burning pain, feel like I have to poop but can't, also just started my period. What could this be?

Menstrual pain: Pain and pressure in your rectum could be a sign of constipation. If you haven't had a bowel movement in more than a day, your could consider taking miralax every day and drinking lots of water to help. Some people feel strong intestinal cramping with menses and this could be the source of your pain. Consider motrin or ibuprofen for the discomfort ...Read more

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My period ended monday and I keep pooping I feel better after I poop but my stomach gets upset again and I have to poop more. How can I control this?

My period ended monday and I keep pooping I feel better after I poop but my stomach gets upset again and I have to poop more. How can I control this?

Digestive issue: Abnormal bowel movements are treated by a gastroenterologist. If the problem continues consider scheduling a visit. If there is blood or mucous present then it is very important to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had sex on the 9th and my period was due on the 28th but I'm only see white discharge that are drying up. I started feel lil cramps in my anus and ovaries on the 26th?

I had sex on the 9th and my period was due on the 28th but I'm only see white discharge that are drying up. I started feel lil cramps in my anus and ovaries on the 26th?

Consider a preg. Test: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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Having cramp during first day of period, severe painful bowel movement during first 2-3 days of period. Should I get help?

It depends: It depends if this continues on for a couple more days and if it gets worse over time. Cramping and pain are common symptoms of menstrual cramps and perhaps this is just a bad month. But if you have vaginal discharge that is not normal (white, odor, cream in color), have fevers, or painful urinations then yes you should see a physician for a check up. ...Read more

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Having cramp during first day of period, severe painful bowel movement during first 2-3 days of every period. Should I get help?

Having cramp during first day of period, severe painful bowel movement during first 2-3 days of every period. Should I get help?

Cramping your style: Intrstinal symptoms during menses may be hormonal in nature. Or may signal ovarian or endometriosis problems. Recomend a pelvic us and gynecological consultation ...Read more

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Sudden onset of painful pelvic bone pain that occurs randomly whn period is it normal? I also have spotting, painful bowel movement and cramp during p

Sudden onset of painful pelvic bone pain that occurs randomly whn period is it normal? I also have spotting, painful bowel movement and cramp during p

Gynecology exam: No, this is not normal. Have an exam to determine the problem and start treatment. Don't wait - early detection can prevent developing new issues including emotional ones. Best! ...Read more

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Having cramp during first day of period, severe painful bowel movement during first 2-3 days of every period. Should I see a doc?

Having cramp during first day of period, severe painful bowel movement during first 2-3 days of every period. Should I see a doc?

Yes, especially if: Your worry is becoming annoying to you. Anything severely painful is not good and until you know a cause that's not too serious, it can be scary. Drink more water to avoid constipation and have a GP or OBGYN exam. I hope it's easy to relieve. Best! ...Read more

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Shooting pain in rectum only during period, esp w bowel movement. Transvag. Ultrasound showed no irregularity. Possible cause? Bad cramps also

Shooting pain in rectum only during period, esp w bowel movement. Transvag. Ultrasound showed no irregularity. Possible cause? Bad cramps also

Endometriosis: That is the classic cause of pain with bowel movements especially during periods. The medical term is dyschezia. ...Read more

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Just lost my virginity a day after my cycle went off. We used protection. My period is due soon. Sore boobs and loose stool nd cramps. Cycle or preg?

Just lost my virginity a day after my cycle went off. We used protection. My period is due soon. Sore boobs and loose stool nd cramps. Cycle or preg?

Impossible: It is impossible to be pregnant without exposure to semen when you are ovulating. You cannot get pregnant if there is no semen and you are not ovulating. This is pretty basic information that I would encourage you to review. All females do better if they understand their bodies and their cycles and especially now to avoid unwanted pregnancy. If it is impossible to be pregnant it is impossible. ...Read more

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How do I know if painfull cramps and pain pooping are from IBS or something else wrong in the colon?

How do I know if painfull cramps and pain pooping are from IBS or something else wrong in the colon?

It's in the details: Painful abdominal cramping may be from specific food sensitivities or true ibs. Pain with defacation could be from constipation. Usually, ibs pain is relieved somewhat with bowel evacuation, only it is quite often if you have the type associated with diarrhea rather than constipation. Talk out some of the details with your family doc -- you may need the opinion or scoping evaluation from a GI doc. ...Read more

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20 male, colon cancer runs in family, dad had polyps since 11. I have huge pressure and aching cramp in butt after poop or random. Narrow stool, blood?

20 male, colon cancer runs in family, dad had polyps since 11. I have huge pressure and aching cramp in butt after poop or random. Narrow stool, blood?

Familial polyposis: If early onset polyps you are at risk for familial polyposis also and should be screened soon. Your symptoms could be tied to polyps or something worse, especially if you observe blood in the stool. Get screened! ...Read more

Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more