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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

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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I awoke to stomach cramps and urgency. I went poop and it looked like bloody chewed bread, and there was oily drops of blood floating. Reason to wory?

I awoke to stomach cramps and urgency. I went poop and it looked like bloody chewed bread, and there was oily drops of blood floating. Reason to wory?

Needs to be checked: We can not tell you what caused your symptoms as you described and oily blood in your stool.But I will suggest that you should get it checked by your Family Physician or a Gastroenterologist.Needs a detailed history including family and past history.Diet and any meds taken,And a complete physical exam including rectal exam, Blood and Stool test and if indicated Colonoscopy to make Disgnosis ...Read more

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Been passing small strings of mucus for 4 days. No stool was present for 3 days. Lots of urgency but just mucus. Diet is clean & LUQ pain. Why?

Been passing small strings of mucus for 4 days. No stool was present for 3 days. Lots of urgency but just mucus. Diet is clean & LUQ pain. Why?

If no better soon>Dr: Assuming you haven't had any previous chronic bowl problems it's possible you may have a mild viral gastroenteritis. But that might not explain your LUQ pain. If the problem doesn't resolve over the next few days (I hope it does), or if the pain is significant, you need to be seen by a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Lower ab pain-urgency to pass stool and feeling relieve, few min after again and again, having loose stool in the last one and finally symptoms stops.

Lower ab pain-urgency to pass stool and feeling relieve, few min after again and again, having loose stool in the last one and finally symptoms stops.

Irritable bowel: is one thing that can explain some of your symptoms, especially if it has been going on for quite some time. Treatment is focusing on treating the main symptom, in this case loose stool or diarrhea. If started happening recently, have think about infection, especially if there is blood and/or mucus in the stool. See your doc for further evaluation and treatment, which may consist of antibiotics ...Read more

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Soft stools that come out in 1 piece or a few smaller pieces, look like number 4 on stool chart, sometimes fecal urgency, no blood, no pain, several years now, go avg 3 times a day. 22 yr old male?

Soft stools that come out in 1 piece or a few smaller pieces, look like number 4 on stool chart, sometimes fecal urgency, no blood, no pain, several years now, go avg 3 times a day. 22 yr old male?

Not a big problem: Most people have been on antibiotics within tue past 2 or 3 years and don't have the optimal balance of "friendly" bacteria in their intestines. Sometimes this can cause mild to moderate GI distress, and sometimes more significant symptoms. A good probiotic, kambucha, or other foods that restore balance in friendly bacteria is very important. ...Read more

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What is normal transit time from food to stool? Sometimes mine is as little as 10 hours. Fatty stool mucus urgency. Normal flex sig,and fc elastase

What is normal transit time from food to stool? Sometimes mine is as little as 10 hours. Fatty stool mucus urgency. Normal flex sig,and fc elastase

Check gallbladder: there are many causes for fatty stools which usually will come out loose. 10 hrs is actually not bad, some people have to go right after each meal. But, RUQ pain can indicate GB problem, which in turn can cause poor digestion of fat. So, avoid fatty foods, oily foods and ask a doctor to get a test for GB function. (It's a start). ...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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Am single I suffer urgency to go to toilet is it relates to prostate inflammation? I feel burn urine all time and when stool pain and burn Please help

Am single
I suffer urgency to go to toilet is it relates to prostate inflammation?
I feel burn urine all time and when stool pain and burn
Please help

Possible infection: I don't know your age, but your symptoms suggest urinary tract infection, which may or may not be due to a prostate condition. It is important to get this evaluated and treated as soon as possible to prevent long-term damage to your bladder, prostate and kidneys, or worse. ...Read more

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Feces (Definition)

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