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Colorectal Diseases

Colorectal problems

10/13/2008

Question:

My symptoms include; burning pressure pain in low right side of back. Sometimes pain immediaely stops after bowel movement. Recently pain is more frequent. I go from constipation to diarea and anal leakage. I sometimes wake up in the morning to discover that I had a bowel movement during the night wile sleeping. What might this be?

Answer:

Your symptoms are not specific. Best to visit your primary care doctor to go over your symptoms and have a thorough physical exam before embarking on a work-up for this set of complaints.

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Response by:

Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati