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Defecation (Definition)

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


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Hello doctor, I am experiencing rectal pain sometimes. After passing stools it becomes little better. Difficulty in sitting.?

You may need fiber!: Rectal pain is often due to hemorrhoids or fissures. Sharp stabbing pain is ususally do to a fissure and this pain is classically worse after the bowel movement. Hemorrhoidal pain is usually burning in nature. Fiber will help!

It is very important to see your doctor because even though most pain is due to the above diagnoses, sometimes rectal or anal cancer will cause the same symptoms. ...Read more

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My husband feels pain in rectum after passing stool every time. The stool is normal not loose. What's the reason of this pain?

See a DR: The only chance for an explanation will come from an exam. Best DR for this is gastroenterologist. Probably a local rectal condition which will be remedied after it is identified. ...Read more

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I am feeling anal pressure and pain when sitting.After passing stool I am getting relief. After sometime I am getting some anal pressure. Little stool?

Anal pain: 29 year old woman with anal pressure and pain worsened by sitting. Please go to your physician for a full exam. You may be constipated and experiencing anal fullness with stool impacted in the rectal vault.
If you have to strain to defecate, you may have hemorrhoids. If not, you may have another source of your pain such as spinster spasm or associated irritable or inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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M, 55, severe abdominal pain after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours. Nothing wrong found in colonoscopy, endosc., capsule endoscopy or CT scan?

M, 55, severe abdominal pain after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours. Nothing wrong found in colonoscopy, endosc., capsule endoscopy or CT scan?

Stay soft regular: Your answer is in your question hard stool your main goal should be how I can change that
drink more water and less soda
eat more fibers eat less red meat and fat and more fruit and vegetables
exercise regularly at least walking every day either after super or early in the morning depend on your work schedule it is easier now with more day light finally take stool softener stay soft and regular. ...Read more

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Bloating at night. Not necessarily after eating. Pretty awful pain. Still, thereafter passing stools but slight relief.?

Bloating at night. Not necessarily after eating. Pretty awful pain.  Still, thereafter passing stools but slight relief.?

Management : First, limit your food intake. Second, make an appointment with primary care physician. Third: if you can do some exercise. Try to change your diet to more vegetables and fruits. ...Read more

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While passing stool pain like knife is cutting through. Which ointment should I apply for this?

While passing stool pain like knife is cutting through. Which ointment should I apply for this?

? Anal Fissure?: If you have an anal fissure it may take 4 to 6 weeks to heal. Do warm water bathtub soaks x 20 minutes 3 x /day. Hydrate well with water, increase dietary fiber & consider use of stool softeners /laxatives until your painful bowel movements resolve. Medications may be indicated if this condition becomes chronic. See your doctor for further assessment. ...Read more

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I'm having problems with passing stool it's really dry &sometimes too hard to pass. What can I take or do to fix this problem?

I'm having problems with passing stool it's really dry &sometimes too hard to pass. What can I take or do to fix this problem?

Stool softener: There are several options. Try a stool softener. One of the most common is Colase. You can also try something natural like prunes out print juice. If you don't like the sound of that, you can take it in oil form, like Senekot. Mineral oil can be helpful. To prevent add fiber to your diet like Fibercon or psillium seeds and drink more water ...Read more

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Hi why does my anus itch after passing stool?

Hi why does my anus itch after passing stool?

Pruritis Ani dx & tx: Pruritis ani is an annoying itching, sometimes with burning, soreness, worse at night, in 1-5% of people (4x likelier in males). Treatment depends on causes: infection (fungal, parasitic, bacterial, std), local irritants (moisture, soaps, diet, drugs), dermatitis (psoriatic, atopic, seborrheic), cancer, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, rectal prolapse, fecal contamination (diarrhea, incontinence). ...Read more

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My baby has been passing stool the moment she eats.

May be normal: I assume your baby is a newborn or very young infant. Many a newborn especially breast fed would show this pattern for some time in earlier days of their life. As long as the baby is feeding well, growing normally, the physical exam and inspection of the stool by his/her pediatrician is normal, and especially if you are nursing you may not have anything to worry about. ...Read more

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Is it common after passing stool we still fell pressure for some time?

Is it common after passing stool we still fell pressure for some time?

Yes : Some people feel pressure after passing a stool. If this is new for significant pain or for specific diagnosis and treatment see your physician ...Read more

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Inflammation while passing stool, what causes it & how can I diagnose it?

Inflammation while passing stool, what causes it & how can I diagnose it?

Inflammation: Are you saying that you experience pain or burning when you have a bowel movement? I'm not sure. Please clarify and I will be happy to help you. ...Read more

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6 month baby with hard time passing stool, what's the best thing to do to make it better?

6 month baby with hard time passing stool, what's the best thing to do to make it better?

Fiber and water: Increasing fiber intake combined with adequate free water is the basis of constipation prevention, furthered by avoiding binding foods including dairy, bananas, starches, etc. Small amounts of fruit juices daily may also help. Lactulose is available by Rx for children. ...Read more

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4months old baby passing stool in green colour and foam like consistency,4times aday. Is it normal?

4months old baby passing stool in green colour and foam like consistency,4times aday. Is it normal?

Stools in 4mo old: Green stools in a 4 mo old, 4 times a day can be pretty normal. Especially if you are starting to introduce new foods or if the baby is on medication. The consistency can change too from pasty to more formed (like adults-they can smell just as bad too). Beware though! If you see blood in the stools see your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby is 10 months and 2 weeks old. Just recently she started passing stool with foams on it. Is this harmful to her?

My baby is 10 months and 2 weeks old. Just recently she started passing stool with foams on it. Is this harmful to her?

Foaming stool: Foaming stool is usually a sign of malabsorption, increase lactose and may be found in cystic fibrosis(usually in toddlers it is diagnosed). As the baby is on some solid food now would review the diet with doctor nutritionist , and discuss cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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Does the anus inflate when passing stool, or does it stay the same form so that when you wipe it feels as it would when it is relaxed?

Does the anus inflate when passing stool, or does it stay the same form so that when you wipe it feels as it would when it is relaxed?

Bowel movement: The rectum functions as stool reservoir. As stool being collected in this area, the rectum will be distended to a point of causing you to have urge of bowel movement. Normally, the internal anal sphincter is contracted at rest (when not having bowel movement). When you have urge of bowel movement, the internal sphincter will relax (dilated in a way) for stool evacuation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain while passing stool ...Also, the anus has become hard. But pain soothes immediately . What is the problem with me?

I am experiencing pain while passing stool ...Also, the anus has become hard. But pain soothes immediately . What is the problem with me?

Anal fissure?: The most common cause of painful stools is an anal fissure that then causes spasm of the anal sphincter. This can be easily diagnosed by an experienced physician examining the anal opening. Special ointments with diltiazem, Nifedipine or Nitroglycerin can often get the sphincter to relax and relieve the pain. Occasionally surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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I have been passing stool with pinkish jelly like particals, sometimes it is soft other times harder. Not sure if it is mucus or something worst.?

I have been passing stool with pinkish jelly like particals, sometimes it is soft other times harder. Not sure if it is mucus or something worst.?

Pink jelly in stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies address if "pinkish" material is blood. In any case, you sound appropriately concerned. Get checked. ...Read more

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Blood while passing stool only once w soft brown and very dark almost black very soft stool. Am inasia. Flight home is tmrw evening. How urgent is this?

Blood while passing stool only once w soft brown and very dark almost black very soft stool. Am inasia. Flight home is tmrw evening. How urgent is this?

Could be serious: This could be a sign of some serious intestinal bleeding especially if you are feeling lightheaded. Given the long flight, I would not risk it ; see a doctor to have your stool examined, vitals checked and blood count ordered. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blood and clots when passing stool?

Blood and clots when passing stool?

Several thoughts.: If stools otherwise look normal and consistency, then could be hemorrhoids or anal fissure. If accompanied by diarrhea and episodic, could be ulcerative colitis or other inflammatory colitis. If stools are black and tarry, could be stomach ulcer or gastritis. Unfortunately there are several thoughts depending on actual presentation of blood. ...Read more

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Can passing stool cause back pain?

It's possible: Part of your colon could be particularly sensitive as stool passes through, causing a "viscero-somatic" reflex in which nerves around the colon affect nerves of nearby soft tissue (skin, muscle). If so, your pain would be in the upper lumbar area, about 2/3 way down spine. Treat the cause, not the symptom. ...Read more

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1yr old boy passing stool after each meal?

1yr old boy passing stool after each meal?

Stooling: It would help to know the quality of the stool, whether its watery or not. Also, it would help to know what he is eating. Certain foods can act as laxatives. Write with more detail. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about difficulty passing stool?

Should I be worried about difficulty passing stool?

Maybe: Any time your bowel habits chane, it is a concern. Make sure you are eating a balanced diet ane maybe even add a fiber suppliment. If things don't go back to normal or if you pass dark blood or clots, go see a gastroenterologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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White stuff coming when i passing stool from long time is it dangerous I am just 29 years old boy not married?

White stuff coming when i passing stool from long time is it dangerous I am just 29 years old boy not married?

Likely inflammation: You may have some degree of malabsorption or other inflammation of your intestines to cause mucus, fat or yeast appearing in your stools. If you have not been feeling well for long, you should be and some imaging studies to figure out the exact diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more