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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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Severe rectal pain during bowel movement causing weakness shaking?

Severe rectal pain during bowel movement causing weakness shaking?

Fissure: Severe anal pain caused by a bm which persists after is usually a fissure. ...Read more

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Stomach pain bowel spasm pain constipation ?

Stomach pain bowel spasm pain constipation ?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

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What causes painful bowel movement with back pain?

See Dr.: At age 72, you may hve some pinching nerves, some bowel neuropathy, or it may be simple constipation with referred pain to your back. Have a dr. Evaluate you and get a proper plausible diagnosis so any treatment if needed can be started, good luck. ...Read more

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Would diverticulitis cause anal pain during bowel movements?

Would diverticulitis cause anal pain during bowel movements?

Prob not: Probably not. Usually pain with a bowel movement is the result of either an anal fissure or external hemorrhoid. Neither one is dangerous and both are easily treated. Diverticulitis will usually give a patient fever and abdominal pain. The pain is more constant in nature. How long have you had this pain and is there any bleeding associated with the bm? ...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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Would diverticulitis cause pain during bowel movements?

Would diverticulitis cause pain during bowel movements?

It can: It depends on the location of the pain; typical might be left lower abdomen or pelvic, associated with the sigmoid colon inflammation. If you are having fevers or all-over abdominal pain, or signs of infection you should see your doctor; consider taking a daily fiber supplement. ...Read more

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Why endometriosis causes painful bowel movement during period?

Why endometriosis causes painful bowel movement during period?

Because: endometriosis are islands of the uterus cells scattered outside the uterus majority are located around the uterus and the ovaries some could be located on the colon and the small bowels rarely they could be located inside or on the lining of the stomach,small bowels,or large bowels So when it is your periods started ,these cells bleed as well and cause inflammation and sometimes bleeding ...Read more

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Can straining during bowel movements cause ongoing lower back pain?

Can straining during bowel movements cause ongoing lower back pain?

Yes: Straining with bowel movements can increase you intrabdominal pressure which can exacerbate back pain and can also worsen pain that may be resulting from a disc herniation. Talk with you pcp about your issue. They may recommend a stool softener or even a laxative to help alleviate the bowel issues. They can also help determine if there is some other source to your back pain. ...Read more

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I have intermittent anal sphincter spasms...Why?

I have intermittent anal sphincter spasms...Why?

Proctalgia fugax: Is a conditon that effects many americans. It is episodic anal pain, and its cause is unknown. It is a benign condition, usually the spasm is of short duration. I've found that reducing caffeine in some people is helpful. ...Read more

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What causes bowel spasms?

Muscle contractions: Muscle contractions, which can be caused from electrolyte imbalances, relative obstructions, infection, or food-borne toxins. Rarely, tumors can cause spasms. ...Read more

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What causes leg pain during bowel movements?

What causes leg pain during bowel movements?

This is: a very interesting question ad before you are told it's in your imagination let me offer a thought: This could be a protruded disc at the L4-5 level in your BACK and when you strain you INCREASE intra-abdominal pressure thus putting more pressure on that nerve! Ask your Primary Care Provider if this is possible!!!!!!! HOPING this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain, cramps, urge to poop, and frequent bowel movements?

What causes stomach pain, cramps, urge to poop, and frequent bowel movements?

Abdominal pain.: The symptoms described are consistent with a whole array of potential causes. These symptoms may occur due to viral infections, food poisoning, parasitic infections, autoimmune or inflammatory diseases as well as other causes. A visit to your health care provider is needed to determine if these symptoms indicate a serious illness. ...Read more

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Could stress cause painful muscle spasms in your rectum?

Have it examined.: Since there are a lot or reasons for rectal spasm, I would have it checked out and examined. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain bowel spasm?

Lower left abdominal pain bowel spasm?

Could be: Could also be diverticulitis. Seek evaluation for persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Lower and upper abdominal cramps, frequent bowel movements, 6 or more bowel movements a day, tannish color soft stool but anus fissure. What is this?

Lower and upper abdominal cramps, frequent bowel movements, 6 or more bowel movements a day, tannish color soft stool but anus fissure. What is this?

Irritable bowel?: In people who otherwise are outwardly healthy, by far the main cause of such symptoms is irritable bowel syndrome. However, several other kinds of intestinal disorders also are possible. You'll need in-person evaluation to know. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can bad fissure in rectum (not anal) from constipation cause back pain, muscle spasms, decreased ability to feel stool in rectum, sphincter weakness?

Can bad fissure in rectum (not anal) from constipation cause back pain, muscle spasms, decreased ability to feel stool in rectum, sphincter weakness?

Rectal fissure: Fissures from constipation will cause rectal pain, less likely back pain per se. Muscles spasms are not common except for the muscles in the anal area. Decreased ability to feel stool is possible with chronic inflammation. Sphincter weakness is - "yes". ...Read more

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I am experiencing hemorrhoids, generalized abdominal pain (severity: mild) (quality: sensation of tearing pain) , constipation, painful bowel move..

I am experiencing  hemorrhoids, generalized abdominal pain (severity: mild) (quality: sensation of tearing pain) , constipation, painful bowel move..

Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, large intestine, abdominal muscles, etc... An exam by a primary care doctor can help figure things out. Constipation can be evaluated and treated by one's primary care doctor. That same doctor can check hemorrhoids and may refer to a proctologist, colorectal surgeon, or general surgeon for more treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for painful bowel spasms?

Are there any home remedies for painful bowel spasms?

Peppermint: Peppermint oil can help as it acts as a smooth muscle relaxant. Probiotics may also help, but the research is better for peppermint oil. Hoping you know what's causing the "painful bowel spasms" and not just treating it in the dark. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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


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Bowel Spasms (Definition)

Bowel spasms = spontaneous contractions of colonic muscles ...Read more