What Causes Pain Relieved By A Bowel Movement?
Pain relieved by a bowel movement can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose pain relieved by a bowel movement, 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 "pain relieved by a bowel movement" as a symptom. For example, irritable bowel syndrome.
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:
moderate left iliac pain after meals
recent onset nausea
abdominal pain reduced by eating
occasional mucus in stools
very frequent stools
meals worsen epigastric pain
bloating caused by specific foods
significant abdominal pain
orange stool color
past and future vaccination
green stool color
... and more than 10 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of pain relieved by a bowel movement.
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.
If you are experiencing episodes of abdominal pain (or discomfort), does a bowel movement (BM) reduce this pain?
→ I don't have abdominal pain / don't know
→ No, the pain remains the same after a BM
→ No, the pain gets worse after a BM
→ Yes, there is a moderate improvement
→ Yes, big improvement, the pain (almost) disappears
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate abdominal pain not relieved by BM, abdominal pain made worse by BM or abdominal pain relieved by BM, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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