Several other symptoms and problems can be classified under Bowel

  • Constipation: When the patient is unable to defecate every day without
    straining, or using strong laxatives
  • Fecal incontinence: Inability to control a bowel movement resulting in
    involuntary leakage of fecal material
  • Severe abdominal bloating: A feeling of constant fullness and pain in the
    abdomen along with gas.
  • Constipation alternating with diarrhea: Pt has pebble type of stool,
    followed by pencils, loose, splotchy stools , all in the course of the day and
    not necessarily in the same order.
  • Excessive usage of toilet paper: Patient keeps getting fecal staining no
    matter how much he or she keep wiping their rectum.
  • Rectal pain or itching: Pt states that their rectal area is dry and itchy.
  • Rectal Fissures: Pt has pain due to deep tears in the anal sphincter.