An urgent and distressing sensation, as if a discharge from the intestines must take place, although none can be effected; -- always referred to the lower extremity of the rectum.
constant feeling of the need to empty the bowel, accompanied by pain, cramping, and involuntary straining and without effectual passing of feces
painful straining in unproductive attempts at defecation.
Persistent urge to empty the bowel caused by an inflamed rectum.
Straining; especially ineffectual and painful straining at defecation or urination.
Straining to pass faeces.
A spasmodic contraction of the anal sphincter often with pain and persistent desire to empty the bowel with involuntary ineffectual straining efforts.
painful spasm of the anal sphincter along with an urgent desire to defecate without the significant production of feces; associated with irritable bowel syndrome
A spasm of the muscles in the rectum and/or anus that is usually very painful. People with IBD and IBS may experience tenesmus as one symptom of their disease.
an urgent need to have a bowel movement; a common symptom of ulcerative colitis.
Urgent feeling of having to have a bowel movement or to urinate.
straining to have a bowel movement.
A desire or false sense of having to defecate without being productive. It can occur often or sporadically.
A persistent urge to empty the bowel, usually caused by inflammation of the rectum.
painful spasm of the anal sphincter with an urgent desire to evacuate the bowel or the bladder
A continual inclination to evacuate the bowels or bladder accompained by painful staining.
painful spasm of the anal sphincter accompanied by an urgent desire to evacuate the bowel or bladder, involuntary straining, and the passage of little fecal matter or urine
Tenesmus is a feeling of incomplete defecation. It is experienced as an inability or difficulty to empty the bowel at defecation. It is frequently painful and may be accompanied by involuntary straining and other gastrointestinal symptoms.