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Will the bile acid in my bowel movements irritate my rectum?

Will the bile acid in my bowel movements irritate my rectum?

Yes: It is not the bile acid - it is the acidity of the food that creates this issue - food becomes acidic if it is high in animal protein people who do not digest this has higher Lactic Acid formation, food rich in trans fat (fried foods, oils) and food rich in sugar burns the mucosa of gut where there are toxic focal sites - they loose intestinal lining and this burns when it comes across bile acids. ...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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Itching in rectum cause, no pain and no bleeding while bowel movement?

Itching in rectum cause, no pain and no bleeding  while bowel movement?

Common: Itching is common. It might represent simple hemorrhoids or just the common itch that many people get. It is useful to use wet wipes after a bowel movement, followed by gentle use of toilet paper. You might experiment with your diet. Patients have cut certain foods out and it has stopped. Coffee may be a problem. If bleeding does occur, see your doctor. There are anti-itch hemorrhoid creams. ...Read more

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What causes a clear fluid to discharge from rectum when having a bowel movement?

What causes a clear fluid to discharge from rectum when having a bowel movement?

Mucus: Clear fluid usually is mucus and if you have it all the time it needs to be investigated by your doctor as it may be infectious colitis or inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis or crohns disease.You need evaluation and may be colonoscopy by a gasteroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have been having pain on the left side of my rectum/anal, during a bowel movement and last after as well. It feels as if it is injured. ?

I have been having pain on the left side of my rectum/anal, during a bowel movement and last after as well. It feels as if it is injured. ?

Anal concerns...: The various causes of anal pain is broad, however common causes include benign conditions such as hemorrhoids or anal fissure. Hemorrhoids are swollen anal veins that may or may not be visible externally. A fissure characteristically causes sharp pain and is often associated with rectal bleeding. Another common cause of anal pain is called protalgia fugax caused by pelvic floor muscle spasms. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy soon since its the weekend can I buy meds over the counter? My rectum hurts when makin bowel movement can capsule be in rectum

I have a colonoscopy soon since its the weekend can I buy meds over the counter? My rectum hurts when makin bowel movement can capsule be in rectum

Yes: You may use otc meds, pain and local anal meds. Try some nupercainal ointment . Vit a and d ointment is good for perianal irritation. Don't be afraid to call your gi/crs for advice and assistance, even if it is the weekend. Most have some form of tele nurse or covering physician. ...Read more

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Bowel movement earlier was fairly painful. Wiped & noticed a painful lump on my rectum about half a pinky tip in size. Pretty sure it wasn't there b4?

Bowel movement earlier was fairly painful. Wiped & noticed a painful lump on my rectum about half a pinky tip in size. Pretty sure it wasn't there b4?

Hemorrhoid?: It sounds like you've got a hemorrhoid. Here is info about it. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/hemorrhoids-topic-overview increase your dietary fiber and water intake. You can also purchase over the counter suppositories that may help you. ...Read more

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What should I do? I feel like my hemorrhoids have now surrounded my entire rectum. This there a chance that it could obstruct bowel movements? What to do

What should I do? I feel like my hemorrhoids have now surrounded my entire rectum. This there a chance that it could obstruct bowel movements? What to do

See a doctor: Hemorrhoids are soft veins ; will not ovstruct the bowel. They can bleed or cause discomfort. See a doctor for an exam ; get a referral to a surgeon if indicated for your condition. ...Read more

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What can I do to have a clean rectum right after I pass a bowel movement?

What can I do to have a clean rectum right after I pass a bowel movement?

Your rectum: isn't designed to remain pristine after having a bowel movement. Using enemas like Fleets enemas on a regular basis can be dangerous for several reasons, including electrolyte changes, and trauma. Other patients may have discovered safer methods of cleaning their rectums that I don't know of, so I'd ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more


Bile (Definition)

Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats ...Read more