What Causes Frequent Urge To Defecate?
Frequent urge to defecate can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose frequent urge to defecate, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "frequent urge to defecate" as a symptom. Here are six possibilities:
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Mercury Toxicity
- Diverticular Disease
- Crohn's Disease
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
back-of-neck lymph node problems
highly elevated lymphocyte count
bowel movement changes
frequent unexplained fevers
regular unexplained nausea
abdominal discomfort relieved by BM
Crohn's disease in remission
gums that bleed easily
occasional slight bloating
... and more than 80 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of frequent urge to defecate:
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Do you have frequent intestinal pain or cramping with an urge to defecate, sometimes without success?
→ No / don't know
→ Approximately daily
→ Several times per day
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate occasional painful urge to defecate, regular painful urge to defecate or frequent painful urge to defecate, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
... and also rule out issues such as: