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Why do I have a pain in my tush when I need to have a bowel movement?

Why do I have a pain in my tush when I need to have a bowel movement?

Hemorrhoid / Fissure: Could be a hemorrhoid or fissure. If you are constipated then i would increase your fiber intake and use an osmotic laxative such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). If perists see your doctor. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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I am experiencing anal pain and buttock itch. The following also describe me: Rectal pain and Painful bowel movements. What should I do?

I am experiencing  anal pain and buttock itch. The following also describe me: Rectal pain and Painful bowel movements. What should I do?

You absolutely: need a "hands on" examination since your complaints could be from a number of TREATABLE , SIMPLE conditions including "HEMORRHOIDS!!!"!! See your PCP or get a referral to a rectal specialist (usually a General Surgeon) Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Why do I have to have a bowel movement when i get nervous or when i can't get to a bathroom?

Why do I have to have a bowel movement when i get nervous or when i can't get to a bathroom?

Mammal stress call: Many species "relieve" themselves as an initial stress reaction. It makes it easier to flee or to fight without the burden of a full intestine. Psychotherapy may help you learn how to avoid some stress and how to be prepared for it when it has to be dealt with. Your pcp may also have suggestions for diet and medication options. Best. ...Read more

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I only have a bowel movement once out twice a week. I've just recently asked someone their opinion and they said it wasn't normal. Any idea the cause?

I only have a bowel movement once out twice a week. I've just recently asked someone their opinion and they said it wasn't normal. Any idea the cause?

Probably normal.: Some people have bm only once or twice per week. If this has been your normal pattern and you have no real symptoms no one but your doc can tell you it is not normal. Note to self, do not ask strangers for medical advice. ...Read more

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Why do I have a feeling of vaginal fullness everytime I have a bowel movement?

Why do I have a feeling of vaginal fullness everytime I have a bowel movement?

Rectocele: Sometimes, vaginal prolapse or a weakening of the support tissues around the vagina and uterus can cause the bladder to fall and the rectum to push up in the vagina--especially if you push down or are constipated. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause you to have a bowel movement in your sleep at 23 years old?

Encopresis: Some causes are chronic constipation which can result from eating too little fiber or not drinking enough fluids or consuming excess dairy products, or can result from emotional stress. ...Read more

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When I have a bowel movement I suddenly start to cough. It only happens during this time. What could be the cause?

When I have a bowel movement I suddenly start to cough. It only happens during this time. What could be the cause?

Vagal Response?: When one strains to have a BM it stimulates the vagus nerve (usually more pronounced in elderly men with large prostates), and this stimulation may affect the diaphragm as well and cause resultant coughing in your case. Resultant inflammation from viruses can sometimes cause this. If it persists, see the Dr. for an exam. ...Read more

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While running, i get 3 miles in and have to have a bowel movement.I have tried going before but doesn't help. What can I do? I have been running about a year and this has been a problem since adding more distance. I have tried going before i run but often

While running, i get 3 miles in and have to have a bowel movement.I have tried going before but doesn't help. What can I do? I have been running about a year and this has been a problem since adding more distance. I have tried going before i run but often

This : This is a common complaint of distance runners. The mechanism is not entirely clear but I have suggested to my patients to use Imodium (loperamide) or another antidiarrheal in a prophylactic manner. I have had great success with this. It usually only takes one or two 15-30 minutes before a run and you will be much more comfortable. I would also suggest staying away from sugar or high electrolyte drinks prior to the run as they can also stimulate bowel movements. ...Read more

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Why do I have a bowel movement after taking ritalin (methylphenidate) everytime?

Why do I have a bowel movement after taking ritalin (methylphenidate) everytime?

Bowel movements: Ritalin (methylphenidate) can increase your rate of metabolism. This in turn can increase the transit time of waste products through your bowel resulting in a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Every time I have a bowel movement there is blood and mucus. What would cause this?

Every time I have a bowel movement there is blood and mucus. What would cause this?

Blood in stool: Blood in stool needs to be evaluated by your physician. Very pink or red blood can come from hemorrhoids or inflammation of the colon. The latter usually has associated diarrhea. If your movements are otherwise normal, hemorrhoids or rectal fissure may be the cause. ...Read more

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Can a coccyx that curves inward cause problems when trying to have a bowel movement?

Unlikely: If you have a coccyx that is curved in, then short of any injury/fracture it has probably been that way since you were born. So unless you have always had problems, it is probably from another cause. Consider further work up. ...Read more

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Why do I have a bowel movement right after eating. Is this normal?

A reflex: This is fine as long as it isn't happening with every meal there is something called the gastro-colic reflex. The intestines activity is stimulated by distention and hot drinks sometimes causing bowel movements. ...Read more

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Over time does struggling to have a bowel movement cause rectal bleeding?

Over time does struggling to have a bowel movement cause rectal bleeding?

Probably: Very often straining during bowel movements can lead to flaring up of hemorrhoids or even small tears called fissures, both of which can bleed. But rectal bleeding should always be checked out thoroughly for other more serious possibilities. ...Read more

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Can straining to have a bowel movement cause back pain?

Can straining to have a bowel movement cause back pain?

Straining back pain: The pressure within the spinal canal increases during straining. Any inflammatory condition may feel worse while straining. What are the other symptoms? Leg pain? Tingling? Numbness? Weakness in the legs? ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more