Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
183 Doctors are Online

I have been experiencing fecal Urgency. What could be the reason ?

Hello, I am a 70-year old male and had an appendectomy due to acute appendicitis a couple of years ago. I have been experiencing fecal urgency, such that I have to RUSH to the bathroom as soon as I get the urge to have a bowl movement. Is fecal urgency and/or bowl incontinence common after appendectomy? Also, I have recently been having less frequent bowl movements, I used to have them once a day, and for the last few months it s been every other day. What could this be about? I m wondering about effects of aging or Irritable Bowel Syndrome , or if it seems like it could be a more serious condition, such as Crohn s disease?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Apr 2011
Answers:  1 Views:  274
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
General Surgeon 's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
the urgency you are talking about is not related to appendicectomy
may be you are having constipation tahat is quite common and can be taken careof with high roughage diet and plenty fluids if needed simple laxatives will help
if you are worried and you have some complains that you think of recent origin and troubling you p-lease consult gastroenterologist/surgeon and get a physical check up and follow advice
some investigations will settle the issue
Answered: Mon, 25 Apr 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor