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Feeling Of Unfinished Defecation (Definition)

"Complete Spontaneous Bowel Movements" = endpoint of efficacy of ...Read more


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What's tenesmus?

What's tenesmus?

The feeling: Of incomplete evacuation of the rectum.

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How is rectal tenesmus treated?

By ruling out: The numerous causes of tenesmus, including diet, fluids, rectal masses or tumors or inflammation, infection. See your primary doctor and get a full physical and history and then they can go from there with additional testing or referrals. ...Read more

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How is tenesmus diagnosed? What tests are done?

Symptom: Tenesmus is a symptom, not a disease. It refers to the feeling of constantly needing to pass stools, despite an empty colon. There are no 'tests' for tenesmus. If you say you have it, you have it. ...Read more

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What is tenesmus a symptom of? How is it treated?

What is tenesmus a symptom of? How is it treated?

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. ...Read more

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Can anorexia cause tenesmus?

Can anorexia cause tenesmus?

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. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of tenesmus?

How does one get rid of tenesmus?

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. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and stress cause tenesmus?

Can anxiety and stress cause tenesmus?

Anxiety: Can lead to urinary frequency or ^'ed number of bowel movements. With the need to repeatedly use the bathroom. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of tenesmus feeling?

Depends: If this is going on a for a while, you need to have a rectal exam to be sure the sensation is due to residual stool or hemorrhoids or possibly a tumor of the rectum. This is a must before embarking on any home remedies. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have tenesmus or pelvic floor dysfunction?

How do I know if I have tenesmus or pelvic floor dysfunction?

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. ...Read more

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Female of age 18 yrs having rectal prolapse, tenesmus and bleeding for the last 2 months. What could be the problem and Tx?

Female of age 18 yrs having rectal prolapse, tenesmus and bleeding for the last 2 months. What could be the problem and Tx?

Constipation: Is to be avoided by all means since it may have contributed to the prolapse and it can definitely worsen it. A balanced diet along with proper hydration and physical exercise are critical in the long run. Otherwise the rectal prolapse by itself can cause bleeding and rectal tenesmus. ...Read more

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I have IBS related tenesmus. Every 3 or 4 days I get tenesmus. How can I stop or prevent it?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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I have a constant feeling of tenesmus, like I constantly need to pass stool and anal muscles are contsantly stimulated and burning in penis.

I have a constant feeling of tenesmus, like I constantly need to pass stool and anal muscles are contsantly stimulated and burning in penis.

Infection?: Sounds like you have some kind of infection in GI and urinary tract. Have your doctor check for this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Just got over acid reflux, on antibiotics for strep throat, now have tenesmus, just did blood/stool test before tenesmus, came out normal. 19Yrs old?

Tenesmus cure: Ask you doctor for nitroglycerin ointment in a 3% solution and apply it to the rectum when you have rectal tenesmus See a GI doc if it does not help ...Read more

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Fatigue/gas/bloat/pain/tenesmus/diarrhea/brief fevers 10 days. Sharp pain/d/bloody mucus yesterday. Er said labs normal, ibd unlikely. Alt/ast = 43/48. On ssri. Just IBS + I'm out of luck? 2nd opin?

Fatigue/gas/bloat/pain/tenesmus/diarrhea/brief fevers 10 days. Sharp pain/d/bloody mucus yesterday. Er said labs normal, ibd unlikely. Alt/ast = 43/48. On ssri. Just IBS + I'm out of luck? 2nd opin?

Whenever more?: Having a 2nd doctor evaluate is fine. Testing the stool, possibly having a colonoscopy might help determine this diagnosis. Not sure why ibd is "unlikely". 2nd opinion might be best starting from the begining. ...Read more

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If I had tenesmes how would the doctor treat that?

If I had tenesmes how would the doctor treat that?

Depends: Tenesmus is usually caused by an underlying problem, eg inflammatory bowel disease. By treating the underlying problem, your symptoms should get better. ...Read more

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Please, what are the cause of tenesmo?

Tenesmus is: Sensation that you need to move your bowels. If you don't have stool in your rectum, but still get this feeling, it is caused probably by another mass or abnormal nerves. You need a doctor to investigate this further. ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Both: A cath will allow them to look inside the arteries. If there is a significant blockage they can fix it. ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: diagnosing or treatment procedure, what is this for?

Nstemi s/p cath: diagnosing or treatment procedure, what is this for?

Both: A cath post NSTEMI is done for "early definitive diagnosis and therapy". a non-invasive risk assessment will provide similar intermediate term mortality benefits, but may have more hospitalizations for chest pain and the patient will be on more meds for angina. in a young active person, the invasive approach is often reasonable. In an elderly sedentary person, I'm comfortable with noninvasive. ...Read more

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What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

Deep bite correction: Extraction may not be necessary. Speak with your Orthodontist for options. ...Read more

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What s the treatment for diphtheroid bacilli. Thanks?

Usually harmless: These very seldom cause disease, and normally life on our bodies as harmless little passengers. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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Tenesmus (Definition)

Tenesmus = ineffectual or lengthy straining ...Read more