Incomplete evacuation of stool is a condition where there is incomplete bowel movement even when tried many times. There is a passage of small hard stools while attempting to pass stools. It is a hallmark sign of constipation. Its treatment depends on the cause. It can be reduced by taking more fibers, laxatives, and over-the-counter pain medications.
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I have a problem with bowel movements. Kindly help me.
Query: Hello doctor, I am having a problem with bowel movements with soft, pasty stools. Lots of small stools after the first bowel movement in the morning. All bowel movements take hours to develop once I feel I am in need of a bowel movement. Often times I have to manipulate bowel movement with a shallo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So, this basically occurs due to constipation and incomplete evacuation. There are certain points you need to remember. Firstly, you need to have a healthy lifestyle which includes a healthy diet and regular exercises. In diet, you should eat a high-fiber diet like... Read Full »
I have had loose stools, mucus in the stools, and incomplete bowel movements for the past year. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, In the past year, I have had the following symptoms: A lot of undigested food in stool, mainly vegetables. The stool is almost completely odorless. Mucus in the stool. Loose stools. Incomplete bowel movements. Narrow stools. What could the problem be? I also had a clear colonoscop... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This can be due to problems with the small bowel. Small bowel diarrhea can be due to various things, namely celiac disease, non-celiac enteropathy, certain small bowel infections, and some small bowel allergies. This requires a thorough cl... Read Full »
Can incomplete defecation affects erectile function?
Query: Hello doctor, Is there any positive relation between defecation and erection? Whenever I have incomplete defecation, I feel less sensation in my shaft accompanied by frequent urination. I also noticed that once I fully empty my stomach, I could perform well. The issue is, I cannot assure whether I d... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your symptoms. Your presenting complaint looks like there is an issue with the nerves that control defecation and urination. I would like to know whether you have had any spine problems such as lower backache, deformities, accidents, or ... Read Full »
Does the urge to pass stool the entire day indicate constipation?
Query: Hi doctor,I have constipation for several years, sometimes I get my bowls empty naturally, but most of the time, it always feels like I did not do it completely. Also, I have the urge to pass stool only in the morning, and the whole day I feel like I need to pass stool, but it just does not come out... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As for your history concerned, having constipation in 26 years need to rule out. Do you have any thyroid issues? If so, are you using any medication for thyroid? If you do not have thyroid, get a thyroid profile T3, T4, TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), and serum e... Read Full »
What are the signs of diverticulitis?
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with diverticulitis from a CT in February. They gave me antibiotics and for the first time in months, I finally felt good again. Exactly one month later it happened again, and they called me in another round. For years the primary has told me it was just IBS. But I ... Read Full »
Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might be having irritable bowel syndrome which is because of stress you are suffering from. You just cannot think about diverticulitis because of such a low-grade fever (there are million other causes of low-grade fever even stress is one of them). It is good th... Read Full »
I have persistent smell of stool, incomplete evacuation and gas problem. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have an issue that really needs taken care of. I am not sure which type of medical professional I should be seeing? I have gone to a gastroenterologist and got a colon exam. They said they did not see anything wrong. But I have had this issue for a few years now and it is not getting ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. You have feeling of incomplete evacuation, smell of stool persistently and also gas problem. I would like to know what is your daily bowel frequency. I would suggest you to check with gastroenterologist regarding finding of your rectal examination whi... Read Full »
I pass stools several times a day. Is this a serious problem?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I weigh about 70 kg. I usually pass stools several times a day. That means after wake up at 6.15 AM I pass stools then again after break fast at 6.45 AM, then I pass again at 9.00 AM, then again after lunch and once in the evening at 6 PM. I have a stooling sensatio... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent passing of stool is definitely abnormal. But the cause depends on the consistency of stool. If it is loose then we need to be worried. I need some information and would suggest a few investigations. What is the consistency of stool? Is there any blood or mucus... Read Full »
I am suffering from incomplete evacuation of bowel with abdominal pain. Is this IBS?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from alternate loose stool and constipation, with the feeling of incomplete evacuation of bowel with abdominal pain for the past five to six months. I feel it is IBS. Kindly guide. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Indeed, your symptoms seems to be IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). However, further consultation with a gastroenterologist, running colonoscopy, and abdominal ultrasound are highly recommended to rule out organic problems first. Stool analysis, culture, and sensitivity ... Read Full »
Kindly suggest me a tablet to ease stomach pain and gas trouble.
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Sometimes I feel like I am having stomach pain and when I go to pass stool, I feel incomplete. There is a bit of gas trouble as well. Can you suggest me a tablet that can ease the symptoms? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will definitely help you with the medicines and IBS treatment. But before that, I need to know your ultrasound and endoscopy findings. Read Full »
What is the treatment for hard stools, belly bloating and abdominal discomfort?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had lower left side abdominal discomfort for about 48 hours. Along with this I passed hard stools in pellet form for about frequent 4-5 times a day. I also have belly bloating and gas which gets better with rest. I do not have fever, chills or severe pain. Pain is mild and not c... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. From the available history it seems that you are having dehydration and because of dehydration your stools are not formed properly and you are passing small frequent hard stools. Because of your incomplete evacuation of stools you are having pain and abdominal discomfort.... Read Full »