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Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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What would cause a person to lose control and violently defecate on him or herself while on the way to the bathroom with no signs of major urgency?

What would cause a person to lose control and violently defecate on him or herself while on the way to the bathroom with no signs of major urgency?

Many: There are a lot of possibilities on this one. C.Dif being the most dangerous . Age, sex recent meds or drugs all wouls be important info as well as how often, blood, loose, formed, color. Need to see a doc. ...Read more

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My 77 yr old husband started stomach cramps one hour ago and feels an urgency to defecate but when he tries nothing happens but the urgency is still t?

My 77 yr old husband started stomach cramps one hour ago and feels an urgency to defecate but when he tries nothing happens but the urgency is still t?

Not Good!: When an elderly man complains of abdominal pain (especially in Oklahoma) there is a very high risk of something significant being wrong! Difficult to tell what without further testing. I suggest going to the ER for evaluation. Wish you all well! ...Read more

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Saltuary morning urgency to defecate at awakening is sufficient to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome if stools are not always totally formed?

Saltuary morning urgency to defecate at awakening is sufficient to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome if stools are not always totally formed?

Not top of list at64: Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion. The key to your answer: what are your symptoms, duration of distress, & recent evaluation? Do you awakening from sleep due to pain, are your symptoms not intermittent but ever present or actually worsening, have bleeding/fever--if so then it is unlikely you just have ibs. Esp. at age 64, further evaluation is warranted to identify the correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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My 4yr boys dipstick was done at a walk in clinic,for waking up at midnight with pain and urgency to urinate and defecate.he was found to hav hematuria.no fever or any other symptom.from paternal side he has stone and kidney probs.hx.stool culture has bee

My 4yr boys dipstick was done at a walk in clinic,for waking up at midnight with pain and urgency to urinate and defecate.he was found to hav hematuria.no fever or any other symptom.from paternal side he has stone and kidney probs.hx.stool culture has bee

Could be.: Could also be posterior urethral valve rare presentation, infection, kidney stones, etc. Hopefully, you were about to write that a urine culture has been sent from the office with the stool culture. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/blood-in-the-urine-hematuria-in-children-beyond-the-basics ...Read more

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Often I need to have a bowel movement but the urgency to go either disappears by the time I reach the toilet or it feels like muscles won't relax. ???

Often I need to have a bowel movement but the urgency to go either disappears by the time I reach the toilet or it feels like muscles won't relax. ???

Possible IBS: To provide the best advice we would need to have you compile a bowel diary including dietary intake as well as consistency and estimated frequency of stools. You have commented that you are not weight bearing and is this a chronic neurologic condition or temporary post procedure condition. Are you on any narcotic or anticholinergic meds. How is your urination ...Read more

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Why would I have an urgency to have a bowel movement when I need to urinate? Sometimes I can barely make it to the bathroom.

Why would I have an urgency to have a bowel movement when I need to urinate?  Sometimes I can barely make it to the bathroom.

?irritable bowel: It's nit clear as to whether you're having irritable bowel symptoms also causing the need to urinate or vice versa, but irritable bowel syndrome appears likely nevertheless. Discuss this with your physician who may prescribe medication for your symptoms after assessment and ordering of appropriate tests if he/she deems them advisable. Dietary advice may also be given. ...Read more

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Urgency for a bowel movement constantly but when i go sit down to have a movement it doesn't always happen. Also have white mucus stuff in poop.Cause?

Urgency for a bowel movement constantly but when i go sit down to have a movement it doesn't always happen. Also have white mucus stuff in poop.Cause?

Need a rectal look: This could all be from constipation and stool in the rectum leading to a feeling of needing to go - but with the stool so hard it doesn't pass easily (and mucous is the body's natural lubricant in this situation). But you could also have rectal irritation (proctitis) and a direct look at the rectum (sigmoidoscopy) is the only way to separate the 2 possibilities. ...Read more