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Quickest way to have a bowel movement

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
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
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
5 things: Gut need 5 things - water, salt, oil, bulk and fiber.

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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Mega colon: You need to retrain your colon to move stool. Your family doctor or a good gastroenterologist can help.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Tezza
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
? examination: You should get an examination of your lower intestinal tract if you haven't. The sensation of having to go without having a bowel movement might mean ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Need some tests: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Go to your Doctor: You very well may need to retrain your colon to empty it of the waste. This situation you describe is abnormal and in no way representative of good h... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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Laxative: Its OK to take a mild laxative. As far as the odd feeling around the anus it might be hemorrhoids. Best to let you doctor check it out.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 21 years experience
When was it: Remember that you emptied you entire colon in preparatio for the colonoscopy. You should have a bowel movement 24-48 hours after procedure. Check with... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
No: Since you took a laxative orally to prepare for the colonoscopy, it is not unusual to go 2-3 days after a colonoscopy before having a bm.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Mammal stress call: Many species "relieve" themselves as an initial stress reaction. It makes it easier to flee or to fight without the burden of a full intestine. Psycho... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Colonoscopy: If no pain, bleeding, or altered bowel habits (constipation, diarrhea), probably this is nothing serious. However, mucus production by the rectum or l... Read More

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