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Loose stools, cant urinate during bowels - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   Hi,

Strange problem. I often have loose and frequent bowel movements and can't pin point what is causing it. The strange part is that my penis become partially engorged when I have this bowel problem...can't urinate during these bowel episodes.

Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
Doctor :   Let me read your query first
User :   OK
Doctor :   How often do you have frequent loose stools?
User :   I will have some weeks where many days I have 5 or 6 loose stools a day and then other weeks where my there is only a day or two with 2 or 3 loose stools in that day and the others days I have like one solid bowel movement a day
Doctor :   Do you have pain in the abdomen before you go for stool?
User :   Often i do - not always ...what I find even more strange is that my penis become partially engorged
Doctor :   How long this is been happening with you?
Doctor :   Does the penis engorgement happen during the stool days or every day?
Doctor :   *loose
User :   Just during the loose stools - and takes a few mintues to go away
Doctor :   Is it not erection but engorgement?
User :   For many years I would often have loose stools but it is getting worse and the penis engorgement didn't happen before that I can rememebr
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   Yes- NOT errection - just engorged --p
User :   39
Doctor :   Do you think some food causes the loose stools?
User :   I haven't been able to pin point any foods - haven't kept a food journal or anything but it doesn't seem to be specific to certain foods
Doctor :   Do you have rashes on the body prior?
User :   No that I am aware of
Doctor :   Do you have flushing of face or chest ?
User :   Don't believe so
Doctor :   Did you speak to your primary physician about this?
User :   No I haven't yet
Doctor :   Actually it requires a detailed evaluation with physical examination and running few tests
Doctor :   It includes stool examination, blood examination
User :   Ok-what are the types of things it could be
Doctor :   It seems to be a hormone is over acting on your gut and causing the problem
Doctor :   The same hormone can also cause penile engorgement
Doctor :   I am not quite sure however
User :   Ok - well how is that related to the penis issue ? Th
Doctor :   I think the above sentence answers your question
User :   Oh OK -what causes this ?
Doctor :   There is a chemical called Serotonin
Doctor :   and the causes should mostly be Food
User :   I am on depression medication - Paxil but have been for many years
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Doctor :   it could be related too
Doctor :   though taken from years
User :   Yes I believe so - very very similar to Prosac
User :   Ok - thanks for the information. I will see my GP
Doctor :   right
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you ?
User :   No that is all - thanks
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye for now
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