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If I had tenesmes how would the doctor treat that?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Depends

Tenesmus is usually caused by an underlying problem, eg inflammatory bowel disease.
By treating the underlying problem, your symptoms should get better.

In brief: Depends

Tenesmus is usually caused by an underlying problem, eg inflammatory bowel disease.
By treating the underlying problem, your symptoms should get better.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine

In brief: Check colon

While tenesmus, the sensation of needing to have a bowel movement, can come frmo a few different problems, the most important one to get checked out involves the colon.
One of the red flag signs for a colonoscopy is tenesmus. Especially if your stool has changed or you are over 50, you need someone to take a look!

In brief: Check colon

While tenesmus, the sensation of needing to have a bowel movement, can come frmo a few different problems, the most important one to get checked out involves the colon.
One of the red flag signs for a colonoscopy is tenesmus. Especially if your stool has changed or you are over 50, you need someone to take a look!
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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