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Doctor insights on: Large Painful Bowel Movements

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Why do I have painful bowel movements?

Why do I have painful bowel movements?

Not sure...: There are several causes for ano-rectal pain with defecation including anal fissure, hemorrhoids, proctalgia and proctitis to name a few. If this is a recurrent problem go see your doctor. ...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 to do if I have painful bowel movements?

What to do if I have painful bowel movements?

Hemorrhoids or more?: Anal pain or rectal pain? Pain from the rectum as you described that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, you will want to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the typical causes of painful bowel movements?

Painful BMs: Painful and extremely painful bowel movements can be caused by hemorroids, anal fissure, proctitis, anorectal abscess, acute prostatitis and anal and rectal cancer
the pain can vary from slight to extreme depending on how advance the condition is
some other causes are crohns disease, ulcerative colitis and endometriosis. ...Read more

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What can I use or take to relieve painful bowel movements?

What can I use or take to relieve painful bowel movements?

Depends: Painful anal pain with bowel movements can be a fissure, abscess, or hemorrhoids. First the etiology needs to be discovered. Abdominal pain with bowel movements has another set of possibilities and require evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of irregular and painful bowel movements?

What is the cause of irregular and painful bowel movements?

BMs: It can be caused by a number of things. The most common are constipation with hard BMs, or hemorroidal problems. Try increasing your fluid intake and adding Metamucil one tablespoon night and morning. With increasing ruffage in your diet. If this doesn't help see your doctor and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: painful bowel movements?

Pain on defecating: Having pain while engaged in normal bodily funstions is not normal. Pain may be due to hemeriod that are inflamed, fistulas, fissures, tumors, or trauma of perverted behaviors. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of chronic painful bowel movements and sometimes painful ejaculation. What does this mean?

Could be infection: It is very important for you to see your primary care physician. This could be a sign of infection, or potentially something more serious. ...Read more

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I am experiencing genital pain and painful bowel movements.

I am experiencing genital pain and painful bowel movements.

Pain: The pain you mention needs to be evaluated by your doctor. It MAY be digestion related or something more serious. Your doc will help you figure it out and treat you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have painful bowel movements just before, during, and a little while after my periods?

I have painful bowel movements just before, during, and a little while after my periods?

Probably normal: The uterus sits right next to the colon, near the rectum. During menstruation the uterus can cause cramping as it contracts. Organs that are close by may be affected, causing pain/cramping with bm's too. There should not be blood, mucous, etc. In the stool - that would not be normal. ...Read more

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Pain in my lower right side of my abdomen. Painful bowel movements and bloody toilet paper.

See your doc.: Pain on the right side with blood in stool needs a good explanation. Maybe not related, but the symptoms suggest an inflammatory bowel condition. May just be constipation with some hemorrhoids but I wouldn't bet on it. ...Read more

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Can proctalgia fugax be the reason for painful bowel movements? Pain is not severe and doesn't last long.

Probably not: Proctalgia is a spasm of the muscles around the rectum. Generally it is like any muscle cramp (leg, foot) - spontaneous and without any precipitating reason. Pain with a bowel movement is more likely from anal irritation at the rectal orifice. Any more specifics requires a bit of detective work with a good history of when, what makes it better, worse, etc. ...Read more

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For about 2 weeks I have been having painful bowel movements with a lot of blood and now some clotting, could this be a fissure?

For about 2 weeks I have been having painful bowel movements with a lot of blood and now some clotting, could this be a fissure?

It is something: Pain for two weeks means you MUST sign off of the internet and go to the doctor. Today. It is either a fissure, a fistula, both or complicated hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Painful bowel movements for 2 days, now have diahreah. Bf and I had protected sex last night & I've been spotting all day. On day 10 of my 32 day cycle?

May be a hemorrhoid: A hemorrhoid is a dilated blood vessel in the rectum or anal area that bleeds when painful bowel movements occur. May sure that it is vaginal bleeding and not anal. ...Read more

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I am experiencing painful bowel movements. Which doctor I mean which specialist should I meet?

I am experiencing painful bowel movements. Which doctor I mean which specialist should I meet?

Depends largely: Upon where pain is located. If it is abdominal pain, a gi specialist is probably most helpful. If it is anal pain, you can look for a proctologist. Your primary doctor should be able to refer you to the proper specialist. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer cause painful bowel movements?

Can if: It is a rectal cancer usually. Actual colon cancers may cause a change in your bowel movement with no pain unless the pain is from constipation or diarrhea due to the tumor. But rectal cancers or anal cancers can indeed cause pain during and after the evacuation. ...Read more

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My dads bowel was punctured from a peg feeding tube? Can this cause frequent painful bowel movements? No sign of infection!

My dads bowel was punctured from a peg feeding tube? Can this cause frequent painful bowel movements? No sign of infection!

No: It's unlikely that the tube entrance (which is in the UPPER Gi tract) would interfere with the Bowel Movements (which are LOWER GI tract functions)

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Dry heaving abnomen pain painful bowel movements pintpont pain in abdomen dark thin stools has been going on more then a year noe what could it be?

Dry heaving abnomen pain painful bowel movements pintpont pain in abdomen dark thin stools has been going on more then a year noe what could it be?

Exam needed: A year is a very long time to put up with these symptoms. They may merely be due to irritable GI tract, but an exam, preferably by a gastroenterologist, is recommended for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing anal pain and buttock itch. The following also describe me: Rectal pain and Painful bowel movements. What should I do?

I am experiencing anal pain and buttock itch. The following also describe me: Rectal pain and Painful bowel movements. What should I do?

You absolutely: Need a "hands on" examination since your complaints could be from a number of TREATABLE, SIMPLE conditions including "HEMORRHOIDS!!! "!!

See your PCP or get a referral to a rectal specialist (usually a General Surgeon)
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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How long will it take for my internal hemorrhoids to go away? What can I do to get rid of them? I have painful bowel movements that bleed.

How long will it take for my internal hemorrhoids to go away? What can I do to get rid of them? I have painful bowel movements that bleed.

Psyllium Fiber: If you want to only care for this without any surgical intervention, then psyllium fiber or an equivalent is likely the best treatment for long term. Make sure you purchase unflavored psyllium. Start with a teaspoon a night mixed in 16 oz of water every night.

Unless they are stuck out and causing significant pain or itching, surgery can usually be avoided.

You should consider seeing your doc. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower right side and painful bowel movements amd pain while moving or peeing. Right when I woke up I vomited yellow. Pain is severe.

I have pain in my lower right side and painful bowel movements amd pain while moving or peeing. Right when I woke up I vomited yellow. Pain is severe.

Go to ER: Any person with severe pain in the abdomen (belly)needs to seek immediate medical help. Delay can be life threatening. Pain is the body's warning sign that something is very wrong and needs attention. ...Read more

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Blood and mucus in stool. Painful bowel movements. Do I need to go to the er?

I would go: Not my specialty, but I think painful, bloody BM's should be evaluated ASAP. Best to you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing painful bowel movements, passing gas, blood on paper... it hurts so bad. I was screaming and crying.?

I am experiencing painful bowel movements, passing gas, blood on paper... it hurts so bad. I was screaming and crying.?

Need more info: It is painful because your stool is hard? If so you need to drink more water and increase your fiber intake. Drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless. You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil of increase your intake fiber foods.
Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Past few weeks been having painful bowel movements. Feels like passing glass. Drink lots of water & eat lots of fiber. Don't think hemorrhoids at 20?

Past few weeks been having painful bowel movements. Feels like passing glass. Drink lots of water & eat lots of fiber. Don't think hemorrhoids at 20?

See a doctor: Your description suggests a problem in the tissue lining the anus, perhaps a fissure (crack). Suggest you see a doctor for examination. ...Read more

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Just finished 28 chemo/radiotherapy sessions for colon rectal cancer on nov 6. Very painful bowel movements in am. Is this part of side effects?

Just finished 28 chemo/radiotherapy sessions for colon rectal cancer on nov 6. Very painful bowel movements in am. Is this part of side effects?

May not be related: You may have simple anorectal problem like anal fissure, infection etc, causing your pain may be precipitated by chemo. Speak o your surgeon will examine and treat you. ...Read more

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Loose + painful bowel movements + cramps for 7 years. 10-20 x day. Digest food very quick. Not chrons. Ibs or ceoliac. Docs stumped. Help please.?

Loose + painful bowel movements + cramps for 7 years. 10-20 x day. Digest food very quick. Not chrons. Ibs or ceoliac. Docs stumped. Help please.?

Habba Syndrome: Here's something else to try. If you've already been through the million-dollar work-up and have no relief, consider a red herring. There is a condition that causes your symptoms that is due to excessive production and output of bile, which can act as a laxative and cause chronic diarrhea. The treatment is Cholestyramine 4gm twice daily - this will absorb the extra bile and normalize bms. Try it! ...Read more

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Bloody stool, painful bowel movements, bad smelly discharge and side pain. What are these symptoms of?

Bloody stool, painful bowel movements, bad smelly discharge and side pain. What are these symptoms of?

They are signs: That you need prompt medical evaluation. Bloody stool can be related to hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, cancer, or infection or inflammation of the colon. Please get this checked soon. ...Read more

Painful Bowel Movements (Definition)

Having pain while engaged in normal bodily funstions is not normal. Pain may be due to hemeriod that are inflamed, fistulas, fissures, tumors, or ...Read more


Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more