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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Feel Like Running After Pooping

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Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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Is having to much acid on your poop dangerous? Been running to the toilet so many times and feels like theres acid in my poop because it burns.

Is having to much acid on your poop dangerous? Been running to the toilet so many times and feels like theres acid in my poop because it burns.

IT IS NOT ACID?: Burning while moving bowels is not due to acid and can be from hot food you consumed the day before.But if it persists get it checked It is unlikely from acid in your poop ...Read more

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I was water skiing and i fell and water was forcibly shot up my anus which was very painful. I now have running poop and is sore. Is this okay?

I was water skiing and i fell and water was forcibly shot up my anus which was very painful. I now have running poop and is sore. Is this okay?

Depends . . .: Sounds like infectious diarrhea if you have runny poop after (presumably) dirty water forced into you. I'm more concerned about trauma from incident. If soreness or pain gets worse or doesn't resolve in a day or two, need to get evaluated. If any fever or blood stool, also need to get evaluated. Heck, just to be on safe side, go see your doc. Too many variables to give much more advice online. ...Read more

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During running my stomach swells up and i cant run cuz of inability to breath normally and cant poop without Metamucil for years. What could this be?

During running my stomach swells up and i cant run cuz of inability to breath normally and cant poop without Metamucil for years. What could this be?

Metamucil efficacy: is consistent with constipation; metamucil binds water helping reduce drying of stool by colon lining (back into blood stream) & making stool more firm, more difficult to pass. Constipation, perhaps more so in upper colon, would also be c/w abdominal selling. During strenuous exertion, running, bowel works to empty (both ends). If constipated, air/fluid in stomach+small intestine cannot pass down. ...Read more

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I've never had problems with bowel movements before. Yesterday I did not know I had to poop until I felt it running down my leg. What causes this?

I've never had problems with bowel movements before. Yesterday I did not know I had to poop until I felt it running down my leg. What causes this?

Stool incontinence: could be serious and definitely embarassing problem. Most likely it is caused by defective sensory mechanism of anal sphincter. Consult with a colo-rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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12 day old twin son has running poop breast fed and soy milk . Is that a problem?

12 day old twin son has running poop breast fed and soy milk . Is that a problem?

Only: If it contains blood, smells bad or he is not gaining weight as expected. Have him checked by your doctor and bring in a stool sample. All the best. ...Read more

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Since they say running makes you want to poo , would base-running in baseball cause me to want to go to the bathroom as well? Please explain

Medical Myths: I don't see a medical question here. The myth you describe in your question is just that a 'myth'. If this myth holds true for you then baseball running would be the same thing. ...Read more