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What causes incomplete evacuation of bowel?

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Posted on Tue, 10 Jun 2014
Question: I am having a kind of holding sensation in my right side of the abdomen. No pain and no other problem. Can you please suggest me what to do
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Answered by Dr. M Y Shareef (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Some more details are needed to help you.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXX ! Good evening. I am Dr Shareef answering your query.

Mr XXXXX, could you please be more specific in your query ? What exactly you mean by a holding sensation ? Does it mean a sense of incomplete evacuation of your bowel or what and for how long you have this sensation. Do you eat from outside frequently and how is your dietary habit !! Any smoking or alcohol habits ?

I hope to listen from you more details soon to be able to help you in your health query.

Thanks for choosing health care magic to clear doubts on your health problems. Wishing you an early recovery. Dr Shareef.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. M Y Shareef (12 hours later)
Yes I have been eating Lunch outside from the past 2 months .I have this problem from the past one month.

I am not able to explain the actual uneasy XXXXXXX But it seems incomplete evacuation of the bowel. I generally have 4 cups of coffee or tea everyday.

I don't smoke and drink
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Answered by Dr. M Y Shareef (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Your symptoms seems to be due to common amebiasis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXX ! Good afternoon. Got to see your reply after coming back home to my computer.

With your habit of eating lunch regularly from outside for the last two months, and the symptoms developing for nearly a month, I feel that you have got an intestinal infection due to ingestion of food prepared outside not in a healthy environment as happens usually. The most common infection in the developing countries, specially in XXXXXXX is amebiasis.

If I were your doctor, I would advise you for a routine stool test for ova and cyst, and if positive would treat it with a course of metronidazole of good brand for about seven days, along with a probiotic, and a proton pump inhibitor drug. I would also insist on your having food totally from home, and not from outside. Also avoid more oily and fatty food, and instead go for more of roughage, fresh fruits, and sufficient liquids. Also go for routine regular exercises like a morning walk.This way I am hopeful that you would be relieved of your symptoms.

In case the symptoms persist, then you might have to go for a gastro enterological assessment possibly with an endoscope if need be even though I strongly feel that you would be alright with the above routine.

I hope this information would help you in discussing with your family physician/treating doctor in further management of your problem. Please do not hesitate to ask in case of any further doubts.

Thanks for choosing health care magic to clear doubts on your health problems. Wishing you an early recovery. Dr Shareef.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes incomplete evacuation of bowel?

Brief Answer: Some more details are needed to help you. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXX ! Good evening. I am Dr Shareef answering your query. Mr XXXXX, could you please be more specific in your query ? What exactly you mean by a holding sensation ? Does it mean a sense of incomplete evacuation of your bowel or what and for how long you have this sensation. Do you eat from outside frequently and how is your dietary habit !! Any smoking or alcohol habits ? I hope to listen from you more details soon to be able to help you in your health query. Thanks for choosing health care magic to clear doubts on your health problems. Wishing you an early recovery. Dr Shareef.