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Is it normal to feel pelvic spasms before you have a bowel movement?

Is it normal to feel pelvic spasms before you have a bowel movement?

Pelvic spasms: If these "spasms" are really painful, like a sustained cramp, before and after a bowel movement, it suggests the possibility of having an anal fissure--a little tear in the rectal/anal mucous membrane. In order to heal, you should take something to soften your stool (metamucil or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) are very good otc products), and you may want to try some Hydrocortisone cream to the anus, if it hurts. ...Read more

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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What is the pain in my pelvic area when I have a bowel movement?

What is the pain in my pelvic area when I have a bowel movement?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is often the culprit in painful defecation and is usually fairly serious when it reaches that point. Pelvic pain prior to menses is a common symptm indicating you have it. ...Read more

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When I have a bowel movement - I do not feel it passes all the way. I have a sharp pain in my pelvis too - what could this be?

When I have a bowel movement - I do not feel it passes all the way. I have a sharp pain in my pelvis too - what could this be?

Pelvis pain: Bowel movement does not pass all the way means constipation or partial obstruction. The obstruction can be inside colon or compressing the colon. Also you get pelvic pain. You need ultra sound/ct scan of abdomen and pelvis. Please see your doctor because you also had kidney donor surgery. Scar tissue can cause adhesion. In the meanwhile use stool softener. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have a dull but sharp pain in my pelvic area before I have a bowel movement or have to urinate, it has been happening the past few days. Any ideas?

Ideas: Anyone who has a sharp pain related to bowel or urine that continues for a few days is a clear indication that you must contact your primary doctor as soon as possible. If there is any delay, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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How come I have pelvic pain before/during a bowel movement?

How come I have pelvic pain before/during a bowel movement?

IBS: Constipation, hemorrhoids, ibs, can cause this. http://www.ibsgroup.org/forums/topic/143071-severe-pain-a-few-minutes-before-passing-stool/. ...Read more

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I had a bowel movement about 10 minutes ago and i felt an excruciating in my pelvis. It still hurts. What could this be?

I had a bowel movement about 10 minutes ago and i felt an excruciating in my pelvis. It still hurts. What could this be?

Pelvic Pain: Likely pain due to straining force itself. If persists or recurs see your doctor. Especially if any other symptoms including rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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Pain in left lower pelvic region while straining for a bowel movement what could this be ?

Pain in left lower pelvic region while straining for a bowel movement what could this be ?

Constipation: Straining for bowel movements suggests constipation as the source of your discomfort. Try drinking more water, eating food high in fiber, and possibly taking some supplemental fiber. If you have soft bowel movements that do not require straining to pass and you still have the pain you should be evaluated by a physician for other possible causes. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain left side felt while sitting and when pushing for a bowel movement hurts alot whatto do?

Pelvic pain left side felt while sitting and when pushing for a bowel movement hurts alot whatto do?

Constipation?: Are you constipated? If so over the counter Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Milk of Magnesia, Magnesium citrate or even an enema may be a good place to start. If this does not work then an exam by your doctor is warranted. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more