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Straining During Bowel Movement
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
I have antral gastric, deutonitis, mild GERD but why I have to strain during bowel movement even when my stool are soft please help?
GI problems: Ask your doctor to refer you to a GI specialist. They can sort out your issues ...Read more
I had a sharp pain at the top of my head when straining during a bowel movement. What could this be?
Cough headache: Headache only triggered by straining is a rather uncommon condition. It could be primary cough headache, a benign condition that precipitated by coughing or straining in the absence of any intracranial disorder. Primary cough headache is usually bilateral and predominantly affects patients older than 40 years of age. However, it could happen in any age. ...Read more
Yes: Keeping stools soft is important factor in avoiding prolapse, the size of stool not so much as the hardness/straining. ...Read more
Some bright red blood in stool 2 bowel movements. Have anal itching and straining during movements. Haven't had a movement since last night. No pain.
Yes: Straining with bowel movements can increase you intrabdominal pressure which can exacerbate back pain and can also worsen pain that may be resulting from a disc herniation. Talk with you pcp about your issue. They may recommend a stool softener or even a laxative to help alleviate the bowel issues. They can also help determine if there is some other source to your back pain. ...Read more
Bright red blood in my stool for short time in toilet bowl, appeared thrice- in july 25, 26 and today when i strain during bowel movements. Help please?
Bright red blood: Especially associated with straining suggests hemorrhoidal bleeding. Stool softeners and get it checked out. ...Read more
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
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