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Treatment Of Tenesmus
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My son, aged 6 years, is complaining from abdominal colic , tenesmus , and diarrhea , what to do ?
See: A gastroenterologist asap.Get a more detailed answer ›