Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers
"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."
Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: very painful bowl movements
|andrew1113 - Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:22 pm||
a couple days ago i though i was constipated because it felt like i was having imcomplete bowl movements, it felt a little like pressure/pain on the inside of the anus, so i really increased my fibre intake. This sensation has sense changed to a sharp pain when having a bowl movement and a little after. i've read that this may be an anal fissure. Is this something serious? is there anything i can do to help with the pain? How long will this last? and at what point should i go see a doctor?
|Dr. Russell M - Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:59 pm||
How can you be sure if it's a fissure without letting yourself be examined by a doctor? And you don't want constipation to complicate a fissure alright!
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.