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I always feel like I have to go to the restroom to poop, but when I do, nothing comes out. What can I do?

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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Check up

This is called tenesmus, the false urge to have a bowel movement.
The rectum responds to pressure and sends a signal that you need to defecate. Anything that causes pressure in the rectum will cause this signal. These include stool, enlarged hemorrhoids, polyps or tumors, inflammation of the rectal lining (proctitis). The safest thing to do is discuss this with your doctor.

In brief: Check up

This is called tenesmus, the false urge to have a bowel movement.
The rectum responds to pressure and sends a signal that you need to defecate. Anything that causes pressure in the rectum will cause this signal. These include stool, enlarged hemorrhoids, polyps or tumors, inflammation of the rectal lining (proctitis). The safest thing to do is discuss this with your doctor.
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