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Why is my stomach sore sometimes after a bowel movement?

Why is my stomach sore sometimes after a bowel movement?

Stomach pain: A sore stomach may be caused prolonged straining after passing a large and hard stool. Another reason for the pain maybe the persistent peristaltic movement of the large intestines trying to move large impacted stool due to constipation. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

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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Burning aching stinging feeling around lower stomach after urinating or bowel movements urine normal straw color and clear had lap gallbladder wk ago?

Burning aching stinging feeling around lower stomach after urinating or bowel movements urine normal straw color and clear had lap gallbladder wk ago?

Return to surg: With recent lap chol, need to go back to surgeon, get examined to make certain no "leaks" (fluid in lower abdomen) and make certain lab tests are okay. Shouldn't have lower abdominal pain at this point after lap chole. ...Read more

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Having aching pain off and on in left upper abdomen, bowel movements are ok, no vomiting, no fever, no distention, x 5 days, should I be concerned?

Having aching pain off and on in left upper abdomen, bowel movements are ok, no vomiting, no fever, no distention, x 5 days, should I be concerned?

Not sure: Depends on severity of pain, associated symptoms, location, etc. Cannot make a diagnosis on the internet. If it persists it might be helpful to see a doctor and be examined. ...Read more

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Been having lower back ache and lower abdominal ache with (sorry) lots of gas and loose bowel movements over the last 5 days. Now feel hot to touch to?

Been having lower back ache and lower abdominal ache with (sorry) lots of gas and loose bowel movements over the last 5 days. Now feel hot to touch to?

Gas, diarrhea: May have an infection, gastroenteritis. Did you eat somewhere new? Travel? Since it is lasting 5 days would go to urgent care and have stool checked for bacteria.May be camphylobacter for which zithromax helps, or salmonella, shigella E coli (usually try cipro (ciprofloxacin) but now it is more resistant). Also probiotics can help rebalance to intestinal flora, simethacone breaks gas but go to doctor urgent car ...Read more

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For 3 days have constant stomach ache, but normal bowel movements & no nausea. Then today stool was covered in NEON green slime, sticky pellets?

For 3 days have constant stomach ache, but normal bowel movements & no nausea. Then today stool was covered in NEON green slime, sticky pellets?

Black white and red: Are bad stool colors. Green is not concerning. Not sure exactly if it's just bile mixed with what ever you have eaten but your stomach ache is more a concern if prolonged and associated with those other colors. There is a wide differential for stomachaches in a 19 yo woman. Consult with your doctor and consider whether or not you have been using excessive amounts of NSAIDs for any reason. ...Read more

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What illness causes chills, stomach ache (cramping & bloating) and frequent bowel movements?

What illness causes chills, stomach ache (cramping & bloating) and frequent bowel movements?

Diarrhea: Your symptoms speak to a possible infectious diarrhea like salmonella or shigella. Make an appointment with your doctor asap or go to the er so a culture can be taken and you can be started on proper treatment. ...Read more

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35 y.O.Healthy female with abdominal bloat, frequent foul gas and foul bowel movements. Most of the time stomach ache after eating also?

35 y.O.Healthy female with abdominal bloat, frequent foul gas and foul bowel movements. Most of the time stomach ache after eating also?

GI-flatukence: Bloating, belching, foul gas can be from multiple causes: bacterial infection, amebic infection, gallbladder disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other diseases of the GI tract. I suggest a GI examination and evalution with blood tests and imaging as well as testing for stool parasites and h, pylori0must be worked up. ...Read more

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Symptoms -having bowel movement have slight stomack ache, sweating profusely and feeling faint what is wrong?

Symptoms -having bowel movement have slight stomack ache, sweating profusely and feeling faint what is wrong?

Sweating: Have you checked your temperature and your blood pressure? Is your pulse rate high? Have you started to drop to the ground as you stand up? Any one or combination of these suggests going to the Emergency Room. If things are not that advanced see your PCP. ...Read more

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Severe lower abdomen pain and lower butt pain after bowel movement?

Hemorrhoids likely.: This is likely due to hemorrhoids. The history strongly suggest it, since pain is after a bowel movement, and likely associated with straining. It could be anal fissure, or possibly another colon/anal issue. Depending on your age, and if this has been going on a while, you might want to see your doctor to get a rectal exam/testing to make sure it is not worse, like cancer, etc.. ...Read more

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It is a little sore when I have a bowel movement?

Happy to help but...: Where do you experience soreness when defecating--anal canal, within the pelvis or abdomen, the abdominal wall? Are there associated symptoms, bleeding, discharge? Any defects (rectocele), surgical repairs? Help us best help you by providing more information please. ...Read more

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I have soreness in the area of my anal when I have a bowel movement?

I have soreness in the area of my anal when I have a bowel movement?

Fissure: There are a whole host of things which can cause rectal pain with bowel movements, most are benign, including anal fissures, abscesses, fistula's, hemorrhoids, etc occasional worrisome things such as an anal cancer...Only an exam can determine exact cause. If persist see a colon and rectal surgeon. ...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?

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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Having trouble going for a bowel movement because it hurts my stool isn't hard but I bleed everytime and it is extremely sore to wipe afterwards?

Having trouble going for a bowel movement because it hurts my stool isn't hard but I bleed everytime and it is extremely sore to wipe afterwards?

Anal fissure: Although you need an examination to confirm the diagnosis, you are describing classic symptoms for an anal fissure. It can often be treated conservatively by dietary modification. Generally it's recommended that you have a high-fiber diet with adequate water hydration. After bowel movements try shower instead of wiping to prevent further trauma. Surgery for Botox only if this management fails ...Read more

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What would cause pain in my lower abdomen in the front and back while having a bowel movement!?

It could be many rea: You need to be examined very soon as pain on moving bowel could be inflammatory or neoplastic ie because of inflammatory bowel disease on which could be infective or immunity related ie auto immune etc //or neoplastic which could be mechanical obstuction secondary to tumor either malignant or benign so go and a doctor now and be examined and investigated. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm having a pain in the lower abdomen on both sides. Had a bowel movement, but still pain. What should I do?

Exam needed: Persistent abdominal discomfort, especially if there's associated tenderness, must be evaluated by a physician. The possibilities include acute appendicitis or diverticulitis. I recommend an evaluation in the hospital emergency room where examination and appropriate testing are readily available. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower left abdomen area, it hurts if I press it, cough, sit up or have a bowel movement. What could it be?

I have pain in my lower left abdomen area, it hurts if I press it, cough, sit up or have a bowel movement. What could it be?

Maybe a big deal: Acute pain in left lower abd, tender to touch can be diverticulitis, ovarian issues (cyst, torsion), ectopic pregnancy, other issues. Hernias that are incarcerated or strangulated can cause this as well. Chronic pain could be above, or even colon cancer
this is at least a medical urgency, if not emergency.
Call your doc now, or go to er. ...Read more

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Sudden pains in upper and lower abdomen and then had soft mushy bowel movement, now pains going away but should I be worried and take a day off or?

Abd pain/diarrhea: Could just be a passing intestinal illness, but with the diarrhea, which could come back, you may want to stay home. Your workmates will appreciate that (so you don't spread it). If you get pain that localizes to the right lower quadrant of the belly, along with fevers or more diarrhea, that could be appendicitis, so go to the ER if things get worse. Drink lots of water to make up for the diarrhea ...Read more

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Ben struggeling to pass bowel movements. Soft but pallet shaped with the last bowel movement. Pain on the right side of the abdomen. Fever 38.5°C?

Ben struggeling to pass bowel movements. Soft but pallet shaped with the last bowel movement. Pain on the right side of the abdomen. Fever 38.5°C?

You shld be checked: Pain on the right side with fever raises concern for appendicitis. Although it could be another simple things however, this should be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Been struggeling to pass bowel movements. Soft but pallet shaped with the last bowel movement have pain on the right side of the abdomen. Fever 38.5°C?

Been struggeling to pass bowel movements. Soft but pallet shaped with the last bowel movement have pain on the right side of the abdomen. Fever 38.5°C?

Abdominal pain: If one has the urge but has to strain to have a bm, it's best to work from below using glycerin or dulcolax rectal suppository. A gentle fleets enema may be needed. Since you have a low grade fever and right sided abdominal pain, appendicitis is a concern. I recommend an examination by a physician or abdominal surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Whenever I wear pants in lower abdomen I tend to get gas and I get a bowel movement after it wats wrong? Age 18

Constriction: If your pants are constricting your lower abdomen, this may cause gas and stool entrapment and thus an urgent bowel movement and passage of gas when your pants are removed. If wearing your pants properly doesn't correct the problem, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if there was a bloody bowel movement when using the restroom and pain in the abdomen?

Should I be worried if there was a bloody bowel movement when using the restroom and pain in the abdomen?

Yes, I don't like to: See people worry but you need to get to the doctor. It could be serious or maybe not. The only way to know is to see the doc and put your mind at ease. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Wearing pants in lower abdomen causes gas and bowel movement even if I have had normal daily bowel movement?

Wearing pants in lower abdomen causes gas and bowel movement even if I have had normal daily bowel movement?

Would you please..: ...explain what you mean by "wearing pants in lower abdomen & resubmit your question? Thanks. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more