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I have regular bowel movements however over the last 8-10 have

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I have regular bowel movements however over the last 8-10 have had a sudden urge to defecate once every 2nd day. I haven't changed my diet but my stools are soft & sometimes the toilet water is cloudy. What's causing this?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Dr. D.J. :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Dr. D.J. :

Hi there,


This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

I understand your concern.

Dr. D.J. :

Sudden urge to defecate with cloudy water suggests pus coming out mixed with stool.

Dr. D.J. :

This is commonly seen with proctitis or rectal infection.

Dr. D.J. :

Infection of the rectum will increase the urge to defecate.

Dr. D.J. :

The infection is possible even with normal bacterial flora in the intestine.

Dr. D.J. :

If there is no blood in the stool, then this is not a serious infection.

Dr. D.J. :

however, you are better off consider a course of antibiotic with ciprofloxacin after consulting with your GP.

Dr. D.J. :

You can try a probiotic daily meanwhile and follow a bland diet --avoid any hot and spicy food, alcohol, caffeine.

Dr. D.J. :

Best wishes,

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Dr. D.J. : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
Dr. D.J. : Hi there,
This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Dr. D.J. : I understand your concern.
Dr. D.J. : Sudden urge to defecate with cloudy water suggests pus coming out mixed with stool.
Dr. D.J. : This is commonly seen with proctitis or rectal infection.
Dr. D.J. : Infection of the rectum will increase the urge to defecate.
Dr. D.J. : The infection is possible even with normal bacterial flora in the intestine.
Dr. D.J. : If there is no blood in the stool, then this is not a serious infection.
Dr. D.J. : however, you are better off consider a course of antibiotic with ciprofloxacin after consulting with your GP.
Dr. D.J. : You can try a probiotic daily meanwhile and follow a bland diet --avoid any hot and spicy food, alcohol, caffeine.
Dr. D.J. : Best wishes,
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Why does it only happen exactly every 2 days? Sometimes the water isn't cloudy. I started taking a calcium drug recently (Accrette D3), could it be connected to this?

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Yes this can be connected to the calcium drug you started taking.
Sometimes, medications can cause inflammation of the bowel.
This can be one of those instances.
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