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Ridges Or Lines In Bowel Movement
Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?
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
Can bacterial overgrowth in the colon or small bowel cause loose or watery stools which are. Sometimes pale?
Pains in back at various sites at various times of the day. Bowel movement seems to relieve pain. Bowel movement brown but with tiny black specks?
?diverticulitis: Diverticulitis commonly causes left lower abdominal pain, sometimes exacerbated/relieved by a bowel movement. Inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Constipation. You should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities.. There are other causes as well and you may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more
Please see below: This could be due to an infective process, if this continues, please see a doctor. ...Read more
Pain in rectum sometimes after bowel movement. Few times had clear stuff in toilet or loosely attached to stool with small amount of blood. Causes?
Several possible: if any bleeding then inflammatory bowel disease would fit well--a serious autoimmune disease with a strong increased risk of needing surgery and/or cancer. BUT, also possible is irritable bowel syndrome with exactly these symptoms, NO inflammation, tests all negative, colonoscopy negative. would need a colonoscopy to tell which. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bowel movement is slow. Stool are not very hard. I have always feeling of incomplete bowel movement. Also prostate burning after bowel movement.
Here are some...: With all what you have gone through as reported in your profile, what you experienced may be what you are going to have and live since you already have received the most common and effective treatment. Constantly feeling something inside rectum may be related with inflammatory change of prostate. Empirically, it's worthwhile to try 500 mg Ceftriaxone + 1 gm azithromycin and see. ...Read more
My skin around anus is cracked, burning and bleeding at the time of bowel movement resulting in loss of blood. Help?
Most common : Causes of pruritus ani are caffeine and excess moisture. There is no correct amount of caffeine, so best to totally eliminate it for several weeks and allow area to heal, then reintroduce caffeine slowly to find your threshold. Also corn starch powder to bottom frequently and liberally helps with the excess moisture. Avoid chronic use of steroid creams! ...Read more
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?
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
Does fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel w abnormal gas pattern w no inflammation or obstruction a sign of ileus?
Possibly: Ileus refers to disruption in normal propulsive activity of the GI tract. The bowel dilates with gas and stool and there is no evidence of bowel sounds when auscultating the abdomen. Present usage restricts the term to disruptions caused by the failure of peristalsis, rather than by mechanical obstruction usually induced by a parasympathetic response due to surgery, infection or medications ...Read more
Change in bowels. Upper quadrant pain/lower, fatigue, loss appetite, body/joint pains, small white strings in bowels plus more symptoms for 2 months..
See a Dr. for this,: especially a gastroenterologistGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm having stomach issues, bloating, abdominal pain, and my bowel movements are slendor and smooth and are like light brown in color not much poop.
Check it out: May just be digestive issues but would get it checked out ...Read more
Is it voluntary or involuntary straining for a bowel movement that mostly causes diverticular disease? i.e colon muscle or abdominal muscle straining
Diverticula are: formed by increased pressure on weakened spots of the intestinal walls by gas, waste, or liquid. Diverticula can form while straining during a bowel movement, such as with constipation. Squeezing the colon increases the pressure within the colon lumen. There are likely both voluntary and involuntary components in the development of dive reticular disease. ...Read more
My uncle recently began to have involuntary movements of the arms, legs, feet and mouth (like a breathing fish) with movements of tongue inside mouth?
Chorea: Chorea is dance like movement of the arms and trunk. Many movement disorders can be associated with this symptom. Certain medications can also cause these symptoms, especially the ones you are describing in the tongue, which may represent tardive dyskinesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower abdominal pain when using the toilet. Occasional, seemingly random light or whitish webbing in stool. Cause for concern?
Toileting and pain: May be related to constipation if present. Drink 2-3 liter water/ gatorade/ milk/ fluids a day, , fiber like in avocados, sweet potatoes, oats, bran. May also be due to spasm, hemorrhoids, fissure ( may have blood) or inflammatory( proctitis, Crohns) . The white discharge is likely mucus. Likely benign but f/u w/ gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Noticable change in stools,Foul smell accompanied with blood in stool and white mucus and infrequent bowel movements.what could this be at 24 yrs old?
Blood in stool: The combination of blood in the stool with accompanying mucus is possibly suggestive of some form of inflammation of the colon, or colitis. There are also other possibilities, but since it is such a big change in your normal stool appearance, I would recommend you see your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more
Can recurrent cystitis be a clue to problems in small/large bowel? I have very slow transit in bowel "lazy bowel" and crohn's under control
After a bowel movement often I find specks or small flakes on the toilet paper that are the same color as my stool. Is this something to worry about?
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