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When I Poop My Feet Go Numb
Everytime I poop my feet gets numb and I feel that my anus doesn't follow my mind everytime I get poop.?
Pooping problems: That is not normal. I recommend you see your doctir for a thorough exam right away. I wish you the very best ...Read more
I experience foot tingling and numbness when I go poop. Straining and constipation are common. What should I do? Is this normal?
Sacral plexus: This is common when passing a large mass of hard stool. It's from the pressure on the nerve plexus near the rectum. Manage the constipation and it won't be troublesome. A check for hypothyroidism and porphyria may be worthwhile. Drink plenty of water, especially when you travel. ...Read more
He is diabetic now he's pooping blood, spitting up blood, losing weight, fingertips numb & having problems w/ feet.?
Doctor can evaluate: A person who is newly pooping blood and spitting up blood needs an evaluation in the ER, or with a GI (gastroenterologist) doctor right away. The ER is usually the best place to get care for a new case of blood coming from the mouth and the anus. ...Read more
Extreme pain with sitting sacral/coccyx bony erosion and soft tissue thickening showed on CT last year but clear on bone scan so nothing more done. Feet go numb, stool thinning. Is there more tests?
Yes: There are other tests: bloodwork and such. You should see your doctor. ...Read more
Numbness/ pain in sole of left foot along with soreness along back of neck and spine for 6 wks. Stool has also been very loose. Lyme titers were neg.
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Numbness of skin suffice from waist to feet, cramps in lower legs at night during rest, hard stool. None?
Too hard to tell.: These symptoms may not be related to each other, but the cramps and numbness may. My first inclination would be to look at issues related to your spine, but I would certainly see your primary physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
Bizarre: That's Bizarre see a doctor in person ...Read more
What could cause me to have bad cramps while pooping (every time)? My feet also get really cold. This mostly happens in the mornings.
I feel like pooping. But it simply doesn't come out. A burning sensation has develpoed at my feet since 2 days. Are these related? Should I take meds?
Burning and poop: These are probably unrelated. Re the pooping - what is your normal pooping pattern and are you constipated - do you have hemorrhoids or not? Re. the burning in the toe - is this related to trauma or not, are you diabetic, is the nurning there all the time or not? ...Read more
Squatting may help: Squatting is a natural position for pooping. Sitting on a toilet as if sitting on a chair is what we do in the "civilized" world, but is not the most natural pooping position. Note that people use squat toilets in many parts of the world. If looking for constipation help, one can try pretty much any position that seems to help. It's a free country, after all, and nobody's watching in the bathroom. ...Read more
Stepped on dry dog poop while barefoot. Came home and washed my feet with hot water an soap. Had no open cuts. Am I infected with worms due to this?
A dark and strange spot irregular in shape above my foot appeared for nearly a month, red soft blisters keep appearing and pooping on that dark skin?
Melanoma: Dark irregular spots that arise out of no where, you have to rule out melanoma or skin cancer. Go see a podiatrist or dermatologist have them do a biopsy of the lesion. They can also tell if it's fungus or a spider bite or eczema, an allergic reaction. Don't delay especially if the dark spot is getting more aggressive looking. ...Read more
What might be wrong if my pee, poop and feet all smell sour? I take a daily B12 vitamin and multivitamin plus lamicatal and cymbalta (duloxetine)
B vitamins stink!: B bitamins in particular, will make your urine smell. If you are taking both B12 and a multiple vitamin you are probably getting a pretty good dose and therefore are exuding the excess from your system. The bugs will stay away from you, but other than that, probably not of significant concern. ...Read more
I have ulcerative colitis. I am on pentasa (mesalamine) tabs and messalamine rectal enema. Last 2 days my poop is green and I have had back spasms, swollen feet.
Mother had spinal fusion where the doctor freed compressed nerves. It was a very extensive surgery. Its only been 5 days since surgery but she's numb only in her waist and cant hold her pee or poop. Could swelling pressed that nerve? Or permanent?
My back is fused. Just had a head on auto collision. Now I have loss of use left arm and hand"intermittent " and terrible back pain leg pain foot pain internal problems can't tell if im pooping or peeing till it's to late. I drop things I can't remember th
Need evaluation: You may have lumbar disc problem that compress on nerves and cause the numbness -depend on which part of the foot whether it involves l4, L5 or s1 nerves. You may also have circulation problems that cause weakness and numbness on feet. You need to see a doctor for blood test as well as x ray done depend on the physical exam and your history. ...Read more
Yes: The toxins that are injected from a spider bite can easily cause a local numbess if the venom in the bite was near a major nerve root. Also, if there is something else in your history that can cause leg and foot numbness (i.e. Herniated disc in back) then that could be a coincidence. Spider bites usually just cause local swelling and redness in the soft tissues. ...Read more
BLood flow: Blood flow is redirected to the areas that need the most blood flow in any given situation. During orgasm, blood flow is diverted to the heart, lungs, brain and sexual organs which could produce some transient numbness in the far extremities as blood is diverted to these areas. ...Read more
Consult a podiatrist: Numbness on standing relates to entrapment of a nerve under the ball of your foot, this can easily be diagnosed with physical exam, I would recommend a podiatry consult, also try wearing an arch support insole with a metatarsal bump, might help in the mean time. Always wear thicker softer soled shoes to avoid this condition from getting worse. ...Read more
Possible nerve: Entrapment or impingement from your back.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lumbar stenosis: Lumbar stenosis can present with severe back pain that radiates to the buttock or legs down to the feet. May be associated with numbness and weakness. Causes are disc bulging or herniation, bony osteophytes (spur), spondylolisthesis, ligament hypertrophy. Check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I pulled the back of my thigh and calf a couple of days ago and now my leg and foot will go numb.
Low back pain: I strongly recommend that you see a specialist-Neurologist or spine specialist. Do not lift heavy weight, bend forward, avoid strenuous activity until you see a doctor ...Read more
My second toe on my left foot is numb and hurts. This has been going on for a few weeks now. What would cause this?
You could have: A localized nerve compression like a neuroma, or anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome (compression of deep peroneal nerve). If the second toe is the longest toe your shoes can be too small. There are systemic disease like diabetes that can cause numbness, and vitamin deficiencies as well. ...Read more
What would cause your foot to swell and turn the bottom of your foot and your toes purple & go cold & numb & tingle?
Vascular issue: A vascular issue such as arterioschlerosis or peripheral vascular disease can cause the above symptoms. This happens when an artery becomes occluded and the areas downstream do not receive enough blood/nutrients. Another possibility is raynaud's disease which leads to focal abnormalities in the blood vessels that leads them to have spasms and the symptoms you descibe. You should have a dr. Evaluat. ...Read more
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