What is Tenesmus?

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It is a feeling of incomplete defecation. It is the sense of inability or difficulty in emptying the bowel. It indicates the presence of residual fecal matter irrespective of actual presence. Common diseases associated with Tenesmus are

Colorectal cancer

Ulcerative colitis


Inflammatory bowel disease

Celiac disease


Ischemic colitis etc

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