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Fecal urgency

Fecal urgency: Introduction

Fecal urgency may be called "diarrhea" in many sources, and some conditions causing fecal urgency may be listed under diarrhea or bowel frequency. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about such symptoms....more »

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Fecal urgency

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Fecal urgency: Symptom Checker

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Fecal urgency Treatments

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Stories from Users for Fecal urgency

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Message Boards for Fecal urgency

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Diagnostic tests for Fecal urgency:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Fecal urgency. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Abdominal examination for tenderness and a mass e.g. a mass in the right lower abdomen may suggest bowel cancer or diverticulitis; a mass on right, left or upper abdomen may also suggest bowel cancer; tenderness in the left lower abdomen, with or without a significant mass may suggest ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis or irritable bowel syndrome
    • Examine rectum for hemorrhoids and anal fissure that may be causing a positive occult blood test
    • Examine for signs of systemic diseases that may cause fecal urgency e.g. tremor and increased heart rate of hyperthyroidism; considerable flushing of carcinoid syndrome; hyperpigmentation of the skin in Addison's disease; and dermatitis and dementia of pellagra
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Fecal urgency: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Fecal urgency

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Fecal urgency. 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.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Fecal urgency: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Fecal urgency

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, whereas other more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to " more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning) more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect). One of more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac disease). A variety more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive more »

Fecal urgency: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Fecal urgency

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Fecal urgency: Related Rare Diseases

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Fecal urgency: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Fecal urgency:

The list of organs typically affected by Fecal urgency may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Fecal urgency

The list below shows some of the causes of Fecal urgency mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Fecal urgency?

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 urgency. Of the 11 causes of Fecal urgency that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 7 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Fecal urgency:

The following list of conditions have 'Fecal urgency' 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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Causes of Fecal urgency Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Fecal urgency based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Fecal urgency?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Fecal urgency, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Fecal urgency:

    Medical Conditions associated with Fecal urgency:

    Diarrhea (2312 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Bowel incontinence (2114 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Bowel problems (2509 causes), Bowel movements (2383 causes), Incontinence symptoms (331 causes), Defecation symptoms (2383 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Bladder symptoms (1010 causes), Urinary problems (1033 causes), Urinary difficulty (648 causes), Urinary symptoms (1228 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes)

    Symptoms related to Fecal urgency:

    Fecal incontinence (135 causes), Diarrhea (2312 causes), Loose stool (219 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Brainerd diarrhea, Incontinence (359 causes), Traveler's diarrhea, Ulcerative colitis

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