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Has urinary catheter, having painful bowel movements. Suggestions

Apr 2014
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My husband has a urinary catheter for th next week, but is having trouble having a bowel movement. He says he is not constipated, but it is to painful. Any suggestions?
Posted Thu, 12 Dec 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Pain may be due to hemorrhoid,fissure,colitis etc. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to XXXXXXX Bowel problems are very common after hospital admission.It is due to restricted mobility of the patient.Don't worry about this.He will be alright after discharge. He should be given fibrous diet. If he is not constipated then other causes of pain associated with bowel movement should be excluded.Pain may be due to hemorrhoid,fissure,colitis etc. He need proper clinical examination by surgeon and few investigations. Ultrasound of abdomen and stool(routine and microscopic)examination should be done for excluding the causes. Get well soon Hope i have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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