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What causes pain and difficulty during bowel movements?


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Published At April 9, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am experiencing difficulty with proper bowel movements, particularly feeling more pain in the lower rectum while sitting on the stool. After passing stool, I feel as though my bowel movement is incomplete. Kindly help.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern.

Considering the information provided, it seems you might be encountering symptoms indicative of constipation and rectal discomfort. Constipation, characterized by infrequent or challenging bowel movements, can stem from various factors like diet, lifestyle, or underlying medical conditions.

Rectal discomfort, encompassing sensations of pain or incomplete bowel movements, often accompanies constipation. This discomfort results from the accumulation of stool in the rectum, exerting pressure on surrounding tissues and nerves.

To alleviate symptoms of constipation and rectal discomfort, consider the following strategies:

  1. Increase Fiber Intake: Incorporate fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to promote regular bowel movements and prevent constipation.

  2. Hydration: Ensure adequate water intake to soften stool, easing its passage.

  3. Regular exercise: Engage in consistent physical activity to encourage regular bowel movements and prevent constipation.

  4. Stress Management: Chronic stress can contribute to constipation. Adopt relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga to help manage stress levels.

  5. Prioritize your health and well-being. If you have concerns about your symptoms or experience any unusual conditions, seek guidance and support from a healthcare provider promptly.

I hope this information will help you.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vandana Andrews
Dr. Vandana Andrews

General Practitioner

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