Symptom: Fecal straining

Fecal straining: Straining for a bowel movement
Introduction: Fecal straining during a bowel movement can be a symptom of various conditions (and is also dangerous causing various possible complications just from straining). Bowel straining may also be associated with either constipation or diarrhea, and some conditions causing fecal straining may be listed under constipation or diarrhea.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Fecal straining:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Fecal straining (3 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Fecal straining (4 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Fecal straining: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Fecal straining as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Fecal straining: The following list of conditions have 'Fecal straining' 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.


  • Constipation ... fecal straining


  • Dysentery ... tenesmus


  • Proctitis ... tenesmus


  • Shigellosis ... tenesmus (straining at stool)

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