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Question: Burning with bowel movements

 mewdogs - Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:54 pm

I am a 29 year-old female, and for the last year, I have had mild (but not painful) burning every time I have a bowel movement or pass gas. My physician did a rectal exam several months ago and found no evidence of blood in the stool. My bowel movements are normal, although I have diarrhea more often than most people because I am prone to anxiety and nervousness. What could be wrong with my bowels?
 Dr. Russell M - Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:05 pm

User avatar Hi!

Burning sensation on bowel movements happen in patients suffering from chronic diarrhea. Having diarrhea more than others in someone prone to nervousness and anxiety would make any doctor think about irritable bowel syndrome.

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