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Heavy bowel movement

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many: Some are harmless, some are dangerous. Get checked by a gastroenterologist to find your answer.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Bleeding from where?: If this is rectal bleeding it is very different than vaginal bleeding. You should see your primary care doctor soon and they can determine whether yo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See doc: There are a lot of possibilities that need examination and a full evaluation with your pediatrician is warranted.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That is quite : Variable as it depends on the volume / weight of feces.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Can you elaborate?: Not sure I understand your question? Did you feel you passed a "heavy load" or still felt full after defecation (e.g. incompletely empty)?
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Yes: Technically yes but it's an insinsible loss, much like sweating or urinating. It is not weight loss in the true sense of losing fat. From this prespe... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
You should BM daily: It is normal and healthy to have at least one bowel movement daily. Bms are a way to eliminate undigested food material, toxins and waste from the bo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Cohen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 61 years experience
Possibly normal: Once a week bowel movements is unusual but not unheard of. As stool stays in the colon longer, the water is absorbed and the stool becomes hard, somet... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 14 years experience
More fiber and water: Constipation can lead to all sorts of troubling problems, like hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, anal fissures, etc. Increase your fiber (through ruffage o... Read More

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