This question was answered on Sat 15, Jan 2011 10:47pm by Dr Sanjivani Wanjari

frequent bowel movements after or during urination

    
Asked by gabriela58blue (Female; 52; UNITED STATES; Splenectomy 8 years ago due to accident. 2 children, both delivered vaginally, no complications. Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, high Cholesterol, acid reflux. Quit smoking 4 years ago. Car accident 3 years ago - besides several broken bones also brain injuries - subdural and subarachnoid hemorrhage,no lasting damage. Appendectomy 1 year ago. Started irregular periods last summer - check of thyroid function turned out "border line" - same test result for many years now. ; Relevant drugs:Crestor 5mg, Lamotrigine 300 mg, Clonazepam 1.0 mg, Pantoprazole 40 mg, Zoloft 200 mg. Supplements: Vitamin D3, Multivitamins, garlic pills, CoQ10, Turmeric, baby aspirin, Bayer Heart Health Advantage. ) on Sat 15, Jan 2011 09:29pm
Priced at $19.00

For the last 10 or 12 weeks I have the following symptom: every time I urinate I also have a (usually small) bowel movement or the urge to move my bowels (after or during urination, never before). I have normal bowel movements as well, but also the frequent combination of urination/defecation. The stool is soft (not too soft, but not hard, either) and is orangeish/brownish in color. For a long time my stool was relatively hard and dark brown and I did not have to strain. No I do. I checked the symptoms online and did not find anything. I know it's normal to urinate after or during a bowel movement, but not the other way around. I can think only of 2 things that have changed: I started taking Vitamin D3 and I'm eating less healthy and gained weight because of that. Thank you in advance, Gabriela

Actions: | Forward |
Answer


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr Sanjivani Wanjari  on Sat 15, Jan 2011 10:47pm:

HI Gabreila, your problem of defecation along with urination can be looked at with two perspectives. At age of 52 years and approaching menopause there is a possibility of laxity of perineal muscles. In a woman child-birth and atrophy of tissues that takes place with age can cause weakness in the preineal region. This can be aggravated by weight gain and associated health problems like bronchitis etc. Also the possibility of problems of the anal sphincter should be excluded. When the sphincter tone is sub-optimal there can be leakage of stools during light pressure as in urination. This is further aggravated when there is associated intestinal infection or an irritable bowel syndrome. In this situation the loose stools and the increased bowel motility can precipitate the problem. A stool examination and a per-rectal examination by a surgeon will be necessary. Also the laxity of the perineum should be evaluated by a gynaecologist. The presence of cystocele and rectocele should be excluded. Exercise may be started to gain muscle tone. Perineal exercises will be of help. Consult your Doctor. Hope this helps. Take care and good luck.

If you find the site useful, please consider making a donation.  Click the button to donate.   

Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  

Comments:

Comment by Dr Anitha Paderla on Sat 15, Jan 2011 11:49pm:
Hello and Welcome to this forum. Agree with Dr. Wanjari, that anal laxity combined with a loose stools can produce a bowel movement on straining during an act of urination. This is more so because the anal sphincter tends to become more lax while urinating. But it needs to be seen if it is actually a bowel movement or a trickling of bowel content. If this is due to anal incontinence /laxity, check to see if with other measures which tend to increase the abdominal pressure like coughing or sneezing tend to cause a bowel discharge. If this is positive then you may need therapy in the form of exercises and if severe may warrant a corrective surgery. If the bowel movement is a trickling of secretions, then it could indicate a collection in the bowel which is discharged on straining. This collection happens with rectal tumors, inflammatory bowel diseases and sometimes in infections and also in irritable bowel disorders. Your altered bowel habits too are an indication that you may need to be evaluated by your physician. He may run blood, urine and stool tests and may sometimes ask for an ultra sonogram. Proctoscopy and colonoscopy may further help to diagnose the cause. As you wait for the evaluation process, ensure to include organic yogurt with your meals and have a healthy balanced diet. Take Care and Do Keep us Posted. Regards!!

Comment by Susan Alton on Sat 26, Mar 2011 09:54am:
For the last two weeks I have had this same problem. Everytime I urinated I have a small bowel movement.Recently had a colonoscopy and everything was normal. I also experience a feeling of being full and nausea. I have just had a pelvis ultrsound (internal) and am waiting for the results. Do you think these symptoms could all be related?

Comment by David on Sat 21, Jul 2012 06:39am:
Hi I am 73 Years old and have been recently experiencing ,having to have a bowel movement every time i urinate.I do not eat heavy,and am not presently on any medication of any kind,In other words i am completely drug free except for the odd headache medication.

Comment by Jennifer Blake on Sun 03, Feb 2013 10:09pm:
Well I have a bad smell to my urine also I got lose with. My bowels at same time but no blood in it. But get pain around belly button thank you Jennifer

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.

Comments


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post


 
What users are searching right now on Ask Medical Doctor:
Search for answers     placenta previa     Search for answers     reoccuring20bacterial20vaginosis     Search for answers     what is LH mean     Search for answers     red rash on back turned brown     Search for answers     yesterday my arms started hurting I have pain in both arms but mostly in the right arm it is also in the triceps it hurts when I bend it or try to flex it also kind of hurts when I try to extend it in addition yesterday it felt really heavy an     how to remove tampons     white poop     Search for answers     IknowIamnotpregnantbutsometimesItfeelslikeababy     Search for answers     Blood Pressure     Search for answers     sores that wont heal     Search for answers     whitepastyorderlessdischarge     phonomina     Search for answers     WILL GINSENG RAISE BLOOD PRESSURE     blood clog     penis inflmation     Does peeing help reduce the chance of pregnancy     calf located     monoclonal     severe congestion     what will be the side effect if ultovlant is taken to postpone period     white mucusy stool     howlongtillyougetaids     flutteringfeelingundermyribca     upperrightabdomenp     can fingering get u pregnant     vaginiaitchy     Search for answers     polups     jaw noises     Search for answers     fatty liver     ardor de senos     vaginaldischarge31547     can you use econazole nitrate cream to treat ring worm     swellinganditchingofhandsafterdrinking     Upper stomach pain     overdose on lyrica     whatispeflotabusedfor     I want to know about Lupus     skin tag     i took medroxpegense to get my period for 10day i got my period for 5 days     rednessinthroatandroofofmouth     bilateralrenalparenchymaldiseaseascites     wheezecough     ingrown20hair     Bipolar Disorder     sjogrenss syndrome     pain and bruising in arms     where can i buy Dormincum     high esr 47 mmhr     Hydroquinone causing swollen lymph modes     enlarged prostate     Possiblekidneyproblem74042     Painful urination     Muje heth bnana h kya kru     how do i do abortion     My8yearold     hiinoticedanitchingsensationonmytaint     scripts filled can anyone check them     a bird somehow manage to poop directly on my face and some of it went in my eye i am quite worried because it was grey and lumpy and had quite a bad odour to it am i going to get an eye infection from it what should i do its been about a day now     causesofgreenstool     minocycline and mercilon     remediesforlukeria     MIGRAINS AND FIORICET     Whatshouldidobecause     girls bikni mc photos     lowcortisol     Hurtshine     haveanyideas64356     liverenzymes     endocrinedisturbances     hyaluronicacidfor17yearoldboy73428     MGUS     soapyburps     osteophytic     Gurgling in stomach tingling all over hot flashes diarrhea     per polmone     Right tonsil swollen with white spots     puffyweakandtired     Persistentoralthrushornot76818     Pene     I have been having aching in my testicles for about 2 weeks I finally went to the doctor and they found no lumps or infections after doing a urine test They did find a trace of blood though and referred me to a urologist I am about to switch jo     my daughter ran into a doorknob and hit under her left eye now its a huge bump     red halfmoons on fingernails     can hair dye mess with testing     HASAprogram     mirtazapine     weak legs     Search for answ inflammatory bowel diseaseers     numbwhitefingers     lier     leftarmstowristswollenlikenum     Red sore vein on right forearm     blue scleara     reditchyvagina     whereisyourgroinarea     ct shows tubal ligation clips never had one     dullpain     Ihavehadseveresharppainonbothsidesofmyscalptempl     Pudendalnerveentrapment     what is the down time when having a hystermery     girls bikni mc photos     problems     hvp     I am perimenipausal and have had my period ofr almost two weeks     inside of butt swollen     kidney ultr sound     doc     

©2011 - Ask Medical Doctor  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskMedicalDoctor is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskMedicalDoctor and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us
Stats