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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Diet, fluid, other?: For some people normal bowel habit is not daily-how they are built, so to speak. For many, it can be low fiber, inadequate fluids, inactivity, low oi ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: The population does tend to-be fixated on bowel movements. Up to every three days is considered normal as long as not painful. The differential diagno ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Enemas next: By 5 days, there is a high likelihood of a fecal impact ion. Without trying to loosen that up first, taking anything orally may not work. Try an enema ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Points to: Ibs. Maybe something as simple as poo diet.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Impossible: Resend this with the proper adjective.
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Bowel movement: Explosive bowel movements are associated usually with some type of infection. They can be associated with, for example, lasctose intollerance. I wou ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
They shouldn't: Cause a bowel obstruction. However, severe constipation may contribute to hemorrhoids and may prevent bowel movements.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not directly: Painful hemorrhoids can make it difficult pass the bowels but not cause bowel blockage. Usually it is the other way, that constipation causes worsenin ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Choi
Dr. Paul Choi answered
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels either internal or external or both. They do not cause intestinal blockage.http://www.laendo.net/english/hemorr ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelvin White
32 years experience Family Medicine
Malabsorption: Milk; fat or protein.....not digesting! See provider
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience Gastroenterology
Not always: If you have symptoms such as bloody stools or urge to go but nothing happens, or abdominal pain, or weight loss, then I'd be more suspicious for colit ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is possible: If transit time through the GI tract increases - that can cause green stool.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
May be impacted: You may have a stool impaction. This is a large collection of stool that has hardened to the point abdominal it's very hard to clear. You get stomach ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not sure..: What your question is. Is there a known diagnosis of colon cancer? Yes advanced colon cancer care cause intestinal blockage. However, it sounds like y ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pelvic pain: Yes. Sometimes gas trapped inside the abdomen can cause severe pain, sometimes refered as being on labor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Poop: A bowel movement is when you pass the waste from your intestines. This is what is left over from your food after it is digested, along with some diges ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Pain vs no pain? : Bleeding with bm and if associated with much pain, likely anal fissure and/or external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoid usually does not hurt and bloo ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Common: The most common type of food to be seen undigested in the stool is actually vegetables. They often are very high in fibers that we do not have enzymes ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Many causes...: Abdominal bloating is common. A few causes include colonic bacterial dysbiosis, irritable bowel syndrome, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. T ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
A trip to: The beach?
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Fiber/fluids: Start with playing detective and monitor your diet for any recent changes. You want to increase fluids and fiber in your diet. Some over the counter ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
This kind of weight: loss , in association with GI symptoms,requires a work up.Its time to go in to ur doc and get checked out.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
30 years experience General Surgery
Prob not: Probably not. Usually pain with a bowel movement is the result of either an anal fissure or external hemorrhoid. Neither one is dangerous and both a ... Read More
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