People with irritable bowel syndrome IBS , and especially those who have the diarrhea-predominant type IBS-D may also find that certain foods aggravate symptoms and cause loose stools. If you are having diarrhea, avoiding the foods listed below could be helpful in lessening the severity, as well as how long the loose stools last. Lactose, the sugar that is found naturally in milk, can cause diarrhea in some people. Symptoms of lactose intolerance can include gas, diarrhea, bloating , cramps, nausea, and very bad breath. Avoiding milk products is generally the way to prevent diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance.
The anus is the opening at the end of your anal canal. The rectum sits between your colon and anus and acts as a holding chamber for stool. When pressure in your rectum becomes too great, the internal ring of muscle called the anal sphincter relaxes to allow stool to pass through your anal canal, the anus, and out of your body. The anus consists of glands, ducts, blood vessels, mucus, tissues, and nerve endings that can be highly sensitive to pain, irritation, and other sensations. Depending on the cause, a swollen anus can feel warm, cause sharp or burning pain especially after a bowel movement , and even produce bleeding and pus.
About a month ago, at an event for health journalists, I heard a colorectal surgeon say something that nearly made my eyeballs bug out of my face. Uh, no, nope. There's no way. All these healthy-looking people sitting comfortably on their bums around me have hemorrhoids?!
An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue mucosa that lines the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. You also may experience spasms in the ring of muscle at the end of your anus anal sphincter. Anal fissures are very common in young infants but can affect people of any age.