- Fecal straining:
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Fecal straining during a bowel movement can be a symptom of various conditions (and is also dangerous causing various possible complications just from straining). Bowel straining may also be associated with either constipation or diarrhea, and some conditions causing fecal straining may be listed under constipation or diarrhea....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Fecal straining.
There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor
about your symptoms.
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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Fecal straining, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
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Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Fecal straining may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Fecal straining. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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The list of organs typically affected by Fecal straining may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Fecal straining mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Fecal straining. Of the 21 causes of Fecal straining that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Fecal straining' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Fecal straining based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Fecal straining, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Fecal straining:
Tenesmus (52 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Fecal straining:
Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Bowel movements (2383 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Bowel problems (2509 causes), Defecation symptoms (2383 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)
Symptoms related to Fecal straining:
Constipation (726 causes), Bowel obstruction (72 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Dehydration (284 causes), Poor diet, Low-fiber diet, Inadequate water intake, Laxative abuse (4 causes), Inadequate exercise, Pregnancy (699 causes), Advancing age, Travel-related constipation, Poor bowel habits
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