Defecation is the act of eliminating solid or semi-solid waste from the digestive tract. Muscular contractions in the colon help move the fecal matter through the colon.

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I have seen a video where a person falls asleep despite having an urge to defecate. Is it possible?

Query: Hello doctor, I have watched a video where a person is held captive in prison. The prisoner needs to relieve himself and asks the guard whether he can use the restroom. The guard tells the prisoner to wait for five minutes. The video shows that the prisoner falls asleep almost right after the guard...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the question on icliniq. There is no relation between urinating and sleep. Once, a 10-year-old patient of mine fell asleep immediately after releasing his bladder, as he had urinary retention for 24 hours and could not sleep due to pain. I hope this h...  Read Full »

Are urination and defecation related to implantation bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it normal to poop and urinate often during implantation bleeding?  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no relation of implantation bleeding with frequent urination and defecation. Implantation bleeding usually occurs about 9th day after ovulation, and no bowel symptoms accompany it.  Read Full »

My vaginal walls are collapsed and cervix has shifted to right side. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have endometriosis, diagnostic or excision lap was done three years back. Recently I have had GI symptoms including extreme pain on defecation, rectal bleeding with a period, and tenesmus. Last exam showed a nodule in my vaginal wall and ultrasound showed left ovarian endometrioma. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? You seem to be suffering a lot at this young age of 25 years. From your history and examination findings, I feel there is deep infiltrating endometriosis. Usually, bowel symptoms, distended bowels into the vagina, nodules in ligament could mean that....  Read Full »

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