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Dr. Pricha Boonswang Dr. Boonswang
Surgery - Colorectal
years in practice
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Treatment of tenesmus is a bm, right?

Treatment of tenesmus is a bm, right?

May be: If the cause of tenesmus is from the stool.

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Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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What's tenesmus?

What's tenesmus?

The feeling: Of incomplete evacuation of the rectum.

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Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Tenesmus?

Tenesmus: Tenesmus = ineffectual or lengthy straining to defecate or urinate.

Dr. Pricha Boonswang Dr. Boonswang
Surgery - Colorectal
years in practice
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Is constant urge to poo tenesmus?

Is constant urge to poo tenesmus?

Yes: You should find the cause of it.

Dr. Satish Sundar Dr. Sundar
Pediatrics
30 years in practice
University of Bombay, Seth G. S. Medical College
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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.

Dr. Sean O Donovan Dr. O Donovan
Surgery - Colorectal
30 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen Dr. Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
25 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Dr. Erin Robertson Dr. Robertson
General Practice
15 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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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.

Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc Dr. Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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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.

Dr. Michael Brooks Dr. Brooks
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
26 years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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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.

Dr. Steven Tsoraides Dr. Tsoraides
Surgery - Colorectal
years in practice
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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.

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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Dr. Katharine Cox Dr. Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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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.

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