Your diet, daily activities, and emotional state can all affect what it feels like to go number two, and the pain may only be temporary. But some conditions that make pooping an uncomfortable chore are more serious and may require a visit to the doctor. Read on to learn what conditions may need medical treatment and what you can do to help relieve and prevent symptoms.
Being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of rectal cancer —colorectal cancers found in the lower portion of the colon near the anus—is more important than ever following a study. Researchers discovered that colorectal cancer is increasing significantly in people under the age of 50, and therefore people who have not yet reached the age at which colorectal screening is usually performed. Unfortunately, whether the disease occurs in younger or older adults, a delay in the diagnosis of this disease is a problem.
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," Sometimes after a bowel movement, I notice blood on the tissue paper and a streak of blood along one side of the flat stool. I do plan on returning to see my doctor, but I still do not know the significance of this finding. Could someone please let me know?
Some people have great difficulty emptying their rectum due to what is called rectal descent. Rectal descent is a problem that appears to be related to childbirth. When a women gives birth, the normal attachments of the rectum to the lower backbone may get stretched or torn.
Could something else be causing the pain? Should I see my health care provider? Your health care provider can confirm that with an exam.
The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.
Ulcerative colitis UC is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation and ulcers along the lining of the colon and rectum. Ulcerative colitis can affect part or all of the colon. This condition can be painful and affect the types and frequency of your stools.
Many Americans have difficulty moving their bowels. Many things contribute to this problem, including diet and activity level. Other causes are unknown.
Pelvic floor dysfunction includes a group of disorders causing abnormalities of bowel storage and bowel emptying, as well as pelvic pain. This information is intended to help patients gain a better understanding of the disorders making up pelvic floor dysfunction, as well as the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. It is intended to help patients who suspect that they may have pelvic floor dysfunction better understand the reason for their symptoms, and help them realize that with proper evaluation and treatment it is possible to get relief from symptoms that can be quite disabling. Patients should know that a thorough, step-wise approach to evaluate their symptoms may offer prompt diagnosis and treatment for what often is a long-standing, frustrating problem.