Trouble going to the toilet

Patient

Q: It doesn't happen all the time but soometimEs when I got to the toilet afterWards it really stings and it feels like I need to urinate straight awaY again but this only happens when I have to sit down to use thE t oilet.

Doctor

A:   You have not mentioned whether these symptoms occur when you pass stool or during urination. If it occurs when you pass stool, I would think about an anal fissure and if it occurs while passing urine, you may need to rule out urethritis or a urinary tract infection.
The next best step whould be to do a urinalysis, stool examination to determine the cause. Anal fissures may need stool softners and sitz bath while urinary tact infection will require antibiotics.

Related Q&A

Q: I am currently taking microgynon 30 contraceptive pill and was wondering if respberry ketone tablets will affect my c...

Q: I have a problem with weight, I am currently taking Ant depressant Mirtazapine 45 g. What is the safest weight loss t...

Q: I have a straight horizontal cut on my pinky to which my doctor applied dermabond. I believe i took it off too soon. ...

Q: Hi. I had a partial coectomy 1 year ago. Since that time, my abdomen has been very hard, it sticks way out and is lar...

Q: I have had continuous lower back pain for the past few months that has not been resolved. I went to a chiropractor a...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews