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Painful Bowel Movements (Overview)

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.


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Does colon cancer cause painful bowel movements?

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

Painful Bowel Movements (Overview)

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.


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I have been suffering from chronic diarrhea mixed with nausea, abdominal bloating and painful bowel movements, for the last 6 months. I have seen 2 different gastro doctorsand have undergone numerous tests. What could it be?

I have been suffering from chronic diarrhea mixed with nausea, abdominal bloating and painful bowel movements, for the last 6 months. I have seen 2 different gastro doctorsand have undergone numerous tests. What could it be?

What did they say?: Sounds like you've been struggling -- what have your doctors shared with you? One thought: as part of the "numerous tests" you've had, have you been through a trial of elimination diet to check for food sensitivities? For instance, even if you don't have celiac you could still be sensitive to gluten. Or you could be dealing with ibs, needing overall program. Hoping you'll confer with local docs. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't be embarrassed to discuss with your healthcare professional.
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Avoid trigger foods and activities.
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Use over the counter bulking agents like fiber.
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Use over the counter antidiarrheals.
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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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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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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your PMD or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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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

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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

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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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

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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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

Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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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

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


Defecation (Definition)

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