Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dyschezia - difficulty in defecating (usually as a consequence of long continued voluntary suppression of the urge to defecate)
constipation, irregularity - irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
References in periodicals archive ?
A study has investigated the prevalence of infant dyschezia (straining and crying for at least 10 minutes before successful passing of soft stools).
Comment: This study demonstrated that melatonin at 10 mg/day reduces endometriosis-associated chronic pelvic pain, including a reduction in pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, dysuria, and dyschezia (pain during defecation) that is statistically and clinically significant.
Most (92%) had bowel symptoms, including pain during defecation, diarrhea and constipation, abdominal bloating, and dyschezia.