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Remedies For Tenesmus
Rectal tenesmus...: ...Is a feeling of constantly needing to pass stools, despite an empty colon; vesicular tenesmus is when you constantly feel a need to pass urine. Treatment depends on cause, so in the case of rectal tenesmus one must rule out inflammatory bowel diseases, colorectal infection, rectal dysmotility (e.g. Dyssynergnia, pelvic floor dysfunction), stool retention (voluntary or secondary), etc.
Tenesmus: Tenesmus = ineffectual or lengthy straining to defecate or urinate.
May be associated: Such pain and feeling of incomplete evacuation can accompany constipation and anxiety related states with anorexia. But it has an association with poor bowel habits that can be traced back to poor intake. Rarely it can lead to secondary loss of appetite, more a function of a gut related problem.
Depends on cause: Tenesmus mean straining at bm's, often with no results, and can come from many different causes. Mostly things that inflame the anal canal and rectum causing irritation are the problem, and the cause needs to be identified to fix it, so get a good anorectal exam. If you have a diagnosis already, your doctor should have suggested a treatment.
Trust your body: You know your body better than anyone else. Trust the signals it is giving you. Tenesmus, whether it be rectal or vesical (urge to defecate/urinate, respectively) is a subjective sensation. Pelvic floor dysfunction is also associated with irritable bowel, interstitial cystitis, PID, recurrent UTIs, dyspareunia (painful sex) & fibromyalgia. Worth consulting UROGYN. There are treatments available.
Female of age 18 yrs having rectal prolapse, tenesmus and bleeding for the last 2 months. What could be the problem and Tx?
Be sure: You need to be sure that there is nothing wrong with the rectum. Tenesmus may be a result of several different possible problems. You should have at least a sigmoidoscopy or a gastroenterology evaluation to make sure that nothing is significantly abnormal. A high fiber diet usually helps the symptoms, once again, if nothing concerning is found on sigmoidoscopy.
23 yo female I have tenesmus for more than month. I eat food rich in fibers. My stool contains black things like sticks and very small white balls?
Not enough fiber?: Often patients feel they are taking in enough fiber, but may not be getting the right type, amount, or mix of the above. Consider taking a psyllium husk supplement such as Konsyl or Metamuci (generic available). If this still is causing trouble, consider seeing a GI doc or Colorectal Surgeon. Sitting in a warm bath tub can help relax this sensation at times. Meditation and yoga can also help.
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10months chronic diarrhea.2-5yellow, floating, mushy stools/day. Tenesmus in the night. Never pain or spasm. ESR=47\u0026#40;\u0026lt;15\u0026#41;.do a colonscopy or something else?
Stool analysis: Have a thorough examination, blood work and a stool assessment. If your stools are floating you may have problems with absorption of fat. Be reviewed by a GI specialist to direct further care. All the best and I hope you feel better soon.See 1 more doctor answer