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Frequent urge to go to bathroom, obese, tried various medicine but no help. Treatment ?

Hello. For quite some time I have had a problem with within 5-10 minutes and sometimes sooner after I eat I feel the urge to go to the bathroom. I have had numerous accidents and do not eat at all if I know I am going out for the day/evening. Everything that my Dr. has tried hasn t worked. I am at my wits end so to speak. I am a 60 year old female and am definitely overweight/obese.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.

The symptoms you have could be due to infection or irritable bowel syndrome.
A stool analysis may be done.
Since you are 60 years old, I would advise you to undergo a colonoscopy also.
You can discuss with your gastroenterologist to fix a date for this test.
Dr.Ratnakar Kini
Answered: Fri, 4 Oct 2013
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