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Severe rectal pain during bowel movement causing fainting. What condition is this?

Severe rectal pain during bowel movement causing fainting. What condition is this?

Defecation syncope,: Is what you are describing. Significant vagal nerve stimulus from painful defecation or heavy bearing down. This is due to the Insulin resistance syndrome, get checked for this and follow a low-glycemic index diet and get frequent, aerobic exercise. But why so much pain with defecation? You need to see a gastroenterologist to figure this part of it out. ...Read more

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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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I have severe rectal pain during periods while bowel movement and passing gas . Can u suggest remedy for this situation ?

I have severe rectal pain during periods while bowel movement and passing gas . Can u suggest remedy for this situation ?

Rectal Pain: Many reasons could cause rectal pain such as hemorrhoids or anal fissures. You should see a gastroenterologist for a formal exam and possible anoscopy (endoscopic) evaluation ...Read more

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Is it normal to have sharp shooting rectal pain during bowel movement w straining? only happens during my period. pain worsens with more pushing.

Is it normal to have sharp shooting rectal pain during bowel movement w straining? only happens during my period. pain worsens with more pushing.

See doctor: Difficult to speculate without an examination of the rectal area and a pelvic examination. It could be adenomyosis or endometriosis, or just hemorroids, so anything I say is just speculation. At your age it doesn't seem dangerous, so addressing the problem will depend on how serious the problem is to you. ...Read more

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Rectal pain & bleeding during bowel movements for months. dr confirmed it’s not hemorrhoids but saw skin tag. What could it be? Exam isn’t for 3 weeks

Rectal pain & bleeding during bowel movements for months. dr confirmed it’s not hemorrhoids but saw skin tag. What could it be? Exam isn’t for 3 weeks

R/o Colitis : Need to try to get you squeezed into a faster Gastroenterology appointment please call your insurance. Any vomiting of blood or dark tarry stools? Any lightheadedness or fatigue at rest or exertion. As a woman you will also lose blood via menstruation so see MD ASAP to make sure you’re not anemic ER if worsening fatigue shortness of breath or fever/chills if bad don’t hesitate to call 911 ...Read more

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Rectal pain and unable to make a bowel movement. Impacted?

Rectal pain and unable to make a bowel movement. Impacted?

Impaction is likely.: Please call your doctor to determine the best cleanout protocol for you based on your medical history. ...Read more

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I am having rectal pain with a bowel movement, also a sharp but not bad pain in my upper right abdomen that comes and goes. I'm thinking I should see?

See a doctor: your rectal pain could be anal fissure,or a hemorrhoid. your upper abdominal pain could be an ulcer,or your gallbladder. eat light food,avoid spicy and greasy food,drink a lot of water,and juices,eat fruits and vegetables,eat more fibers,keep your bowel soft, check with your doctor for some testing ...Read more

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Feeling flue like symptoms and rectal pain only when I urinate.No other symptoms no burning no pain after bowel movement .What can cause this?

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Feeling flue like symptoms and rectal pain only when I urinate.No other symptoms no burning no pain after bowel movement .What can cause this?

Here are some...: The described symptoms alone don't suffice to deduce what may cause them. How to sort the related things our correctly? Follow instructions in https://ebettercare.com/what-and-how-should-we-do-at-feeling-sick/. More? Ask with specifics and sequence of events, and I can help. All the best to health.... ...Read more

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Woke to severe rectal pain. Didn't feel constipated but used glycerin suppository in case. Next day had a bowel movement w/ some grayish poop at end?

Woke to severe rectal pain. Didn't feel constipated but used glycerin suppository in case. Next day had a bowel movement w/ some grayish poop at end?

If persists> see Dr: There are a number of conditions that can cause rectal pain. If the pain occurred only once and you don't have pain on defecating it's possible the pain may be due to Proctalgia fugax. This can be due to spasm of the anal muscles, nerve compression or other causes. If you continue to have symptoms see a colorectal surgeon or GI specialist for a precise diagnosis.> http://bit.ly/1VI0NUc ...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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I had a sharp pain at the top of my head when straining during a bowel movement. What could this be?

I had a sharp pain at the top of my head when straining during a bowel movement. What could this be?

Cough headache: Headache only triggered by straining is a rather uncommon condition. It could be primary cough headache, a benign condition that precipitated by coughing or straining in the absence of any intracranial disorder. Primary cough headache is usually bilateral and predominantly affects patients older than 40 years of age. However, it could happen in any age. ...Read more

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What happened if I strain during my large bowel movement?

What happened if I strain during my large bowel movement?

STRAINING BOWEL MOVE: If you strain with large bowel movements can cause hemorrhoids over time.To prevent that you need fiber in your diet with and without stool softners. ...Read more

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I sometimes have clear penile discharge when straining during a bowel movement, is this normal?

I sometimes have clear penile discharge when straining during a bowel movement, is this normal?

Clear OK: It is likely from the bm pushing against your prostate on its way out and is normal. If changes color / volume / odor or becomes painful, then be concerned. ...Read more

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Can my vagina prolapse during large bowel movement with straining?

Yes: Keeping stools soft is important factor in avoiding prolapse, the size of stool not so much as the hardness/straining. ...Read more

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Pain after my bowel movements. Overwhelming pressure and hurts worse when i sit down.Internal not external.Not hemerroids.No straining.Possibilities?

Pain after my bowel movements. Overwhelming pressure and hurts worse when i sit down.Internal not external.Not hemerroids.No straining.Possibilities?

Anal pain: If you are having pain during and after bowel movements +/- bleeding, you generally have an anal fissure, or chronic non- healing tear. The treatment is soft bowel movements, along with some creams that are sometimes effective. Surgery is effective in healing a fissure about 97% of the time. ...Read more

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I have to strain during bowel movements and have a skin tag near anus . I want to know if i Have heamorhoids ?

I have to strain during bowel movements and have a skin tag near anus . I want to know if i Have heamorhoids ?

Need to examine: If is not feasible to say if you have or do not have hemorrhoids without examining you. However, you should take a fiber laxative to avoid hard stools and constipation. You may take a laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. ...Read more

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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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Can over straining while passing stool leads to nerve or vein in head & neck to break ?After straining during bowel movements feel pain in forehead .

Headaches: Straining for bowel movements can increase intra abdominal and intra cranial pressure. Most of the time there is no threat to brain vessels. Very very rarely if a person has brain artery aneurysm then there is a possibility of rupture and bleeding in side the brain, which can lead to severe sudden headache, coma and death if not taken care quick;y. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy soon since its the weekend can I buy meds over the counter? My rectum hurts when makin bowel movement can capsule be in rectum

I have a colonoscopy soon since its the weekend can I buy meds over the counter? My rectum hurts when makin bowel movement can capsule be in rectum

Yes: You may use otc meds, pain and local anal meds. Try some nupercainal ointment . Vit a and d ointment is good for perianal irritation. Don't be afraid to call your gi/crs for advice and assistance, even if it is the weekend. Most have some form of tele nurse or covering physician. ...Read more

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I make a bowel movement my rectum hurts blood on tissue doc appt on wednesday its been hurting for a week going on 2 should I go to ER so they do exam?

Anal fissures no fun: Anal fissures are like paper-cuts in the anus. They can bleed, hurt, ; recur, particularly with defecation ; any other activity that increases pelvic pressure. Disorders of anal-rectal function, straining at hard stool, prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, long distance walks/runs are causative ; should be addressed. If stool softeners, fiber, topical rx, ; behavior changes don't cure, go get help--. ...Read more

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Occassionally I anal/rectal pain during wiping after a bowl movement. There are just a few spots of bright red blood on toilet paper. Serious?

Occassionally I anal/rectal pain during wiping after a bowl movement. There are just a few spots of bright red blood on toilet paper. Serious?

Likely: Is either a hemorrhoid or analysis fissure as these are common and cause the symptoms you report. To be sure you should seek the help of your doctor to visualize the area and create an appropriate treatment plan for you. until you get evaluated make due to minimize constipation by staying hydrated, reasonable fiber intake, remaining active and considering an over the counter stool softeners. ...Read more

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I have back pain on the right side after every bowel movement. No straining is involved, and movements are pretty regular. The pain doesn't go away un?

See doctor: Since you have not given any information on the duration of the symptoms it is hard to give a guess. However if this problem has been present for more than 2 weeks or getting worse, it is best to get examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Does straining to make a bowel movement hurt you in anyway?

Does straining to make a bowel movement hurt you in anyway?

Straining.: Excessive straining associated with bowel movement could lead to hemorrhoidal disease. One should never have to strain during bowel movement. Should try high fiber diet and take fiber supplement with goal of 25-30 grams per day to keep stool soft. ...Read more

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Straining when i pass bowel movement, and blood when i wipe. What is wrong?

Straining when i pass bowel movement, and blood when i wipe. What is wrong?

Intestinal bleeding: Any blood after or with bm is not normal. Get seen by a GI dr, . For an evaluation to ascertain where the bleeding is coming from, be it a hemorrhoid/fissure or something more serious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can straining to have a bowel movement cause back pain?

Straining back pain: The pressure within the spinal canal increases during straining. Any inflammatory condition may feel worse while straining. What are the other symptoms? Leg pain? Tingling? Numbness? Weakness in the legs? ...Read more

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Can you get a stroke through strain (e.g. bowel movement)?

Can you get a stroke through strain (e.g. bowel movement)?

Not normally: Because straining increases blood pressure, it is possible to have a stroke this way. This is rare though. Most strokes are not caused by a sudden rise in blood pressure, but by changes of the arteries over years that result in fragile debris on the inside of the artery breaking off and lodging in smaller artery in the brain. ...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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Today I notice i had mucus,like chunks first,than bowel movement.Is my first time having this,i have been doing more bowel than usual and i dont know what it is.And a bit straining. ?

Today I notice i had mucus,like chunks first,than bowel movement.Is my first time having this,i have been doing more bowel than usual and i dont know what it is.And a bit straining. ?

Mucus: Irritable bowel syndrome can have associated mucus in stools. Another possibility is good poisoning or intolerance to foods containing gluten, fructans or lactose. Harsh roughage in your diet may now cause loose movements,also. If symptoms persist consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation and dietary advice. ...Read more

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It takes me a very long time to finish a bowel movement. I don't strain, there is no pain, stool is soft and normal color. But i can be in washroom 1h?

It takes me a very long time to finish a bowel movement. I don't strain, there is no pain, stool is soft and normal color. But i can be in washroom 1h?

See GI: You may have a problem with the motility of the lower GI tract. This might be amenable to medication or surgical intervention. Need to determine why is happening first. Consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Sciatica pain and bursitis pain started with straining for bowel movement pain also in small of back what to do?

Sciatica pain and bursitis pain started with straining for bowel movement pain also in small of back what to do?

Stretch and Exercise: i would suggest stretching out and working on strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories around the clock for the next few days. If you do not improve after a few days, i would consider evaluation by your doctor for further testing and treatment options like epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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