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

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

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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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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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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Earlier today, I had blood in my stool and tonight, after having a bowel movement. I'm really sore. Feels almost like my skin has stretched.?

Earlier today, I had blood in my stool and tonight, after having a bowel movement. I'm really sore. Feels almost like my skin has stretched.?

See your doctor.: There are many possible reasons to have blood in the stool, but at age 40 any new onset of bleeding needs to be evaluated. It may turn out to be nothing important, but sometimes important diseases, even colon cancer, can show evidence of rectal bleeding. Be sure to see your doctor to have this evaluation performed. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Constant itchy/sore anus, painful bowel movement and urination, strong smelling discharge, been going on for 4 days. What is this? I'm very worried

Constant itchy/sore anus, painful bowel movement and urination, strong smelling discharge, been going on for 4 days. What is this? I'm very worried

Needs exam &culture: Strong smelling discharge needs to be evaluated with a culture and if you are sexually active to rule out STD. The painful urination point towards a Urinary Infection and sore and itchy anus might be due to Hemorroids or anal fissure. I suggest you consult your doctor asap or go to ER and get checked and get appropriate tests and trestment as indicated ...Read more

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I am 42 and I recently felt a small lump just above my belly button that was sore to the touch I also had a bowel movement and found bright red blood?

I am 42 and I recently felt a small lump just above my belly button that was sore to the touch I also had a bowel movement and found bright red blood?

See a doctor: You need a full evaluation. Cannot begin to diagnose this, but it is imperative that you see somebody and have these issues addressed soon. Blood in stool is often from hemorrhoids or anal fissures but may also suggest cancer or other inflammatory illnesses. Go soon and good luck. ...Read more

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After taking a bowel movement it is sore to wipe and often there is blood. I do not have hard stools and I drink at least a half gallon of water dail?

Anal fissure: You may have a small tear (anal fissure) or a painful hemorrhoid.
In addition you need to have the bleeding checked by a gastroenterologist to rule out serious condtions including colon tumors. ...Read more

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My colon feels sore and is painful when I have a bowel movement but my stool has no blood and mostly good color. I do get constipated.

My colon feels sore and is painful when I have a bowel movement but my stool has no blood and mostly good color. I do get constipated.

See a GI doctor: An individual over 40 years old with altered bowel pattern (constipation mentioned) and abdominal discomfort should see a health care professional for a detailed history and physical exam including a rectal exam and stool test for blood. A gastroenterologist consultation probably indicated as well as a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I have anal bleeding during/at The end of a bowel movement and the stools are soft. I do have some hemorrhoids but they do not seem sore. Concerned?

I have anal bleeding during/at The end of a bowel movement and the stools are soft. I do have some hemorrhoids but they do not seem sore. Concerned?

Possibilities...: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma, fissure, hemorrhoids with straining), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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I think I have a hemorrhoid as I have a lump at my anus, v.sore, has a black spot. After a bowel movement it started to bleed. Is this a sign of healing?

I think I have a hemorrhoid as I have a lump at my anus, v.sore, has a black spot. After a bowel movement it started to bleed. Is this a sign of healing?

Hemorrhoid: You are describing a thromboses external hemorrhoid. If the lump is small you could do warm sits bath 3 times a day for 10 days, apply hemorrhoid cream after each bath, avoid constipation, eat more fiber, drink 8 glasses of water. If the bleeding persist go to the ER or walk in clinic to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a few red bumps that look like pimples or razor bumps on my inner butt cheek and it hurts to have a bowel movement. Anus is sore and red.?

I have a few red bumps that look like pimples or razor bumps on my inner butt cheek and it hurts to have a bowel movement. Anus is sore and red.?

Where is it exactly?: Are they blistered? If you've engaged in anal intercourse consider warts, herpes, molluscum contagiosum, though only herpes usually stings. What is the exact location? Could they be hemorrhoids, +/- thrombosed, especially while straining. ...Read more

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Having dull soreness on right side after bowel movements. Could it be related to when I was food-poisened (which I believe was early Tuesday morning)?

Having dull soreness on right side after bowel movements. Could it be related to when I was food-poisened (which I believe was early Tuesday morning)?

Need more info: The soreness you complain of may be the tip of the iceberg related to the case of "food poisoning". Please have your family physician refer you to a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Recently, my bottom has been very sore due to frequent bowel movements. Could this be a result of irritable bowel syndrome?

Recently, my bottom has been very sore due to frequent bowel movements. Could this be a result of irritable bowel syndrome?

No: Soreness in your anus is irritation from the stool or too frequent of passing of stool.
Try applying some vitamin a & d ointment, neosporin cream and take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.
Ibs/ irritable bowel syndrome would present with alternating diarrhea and constipation accompanied by abdominal cramping, nausea, etc. And ibs is diagnosed after all other diagnoses are ruled out.
Take care! ...Read more

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I got my rt ovary and fallopian tube removed 4 weeks ago today, since then I have extremely sore bowel movements and I am not passing urine the same?

I got my rt ovary and fallopian tube removed 4 weeks ago today, since then I have extremely sore bowel movements and I am not passing urine the same?

Swelling: This is probably due to edema (swelling) from your recent surgery. This should pass over the next few weeks. If not, you should see your gynecologist, and possibly a urologist. ...Read more

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Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more