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Abnormal Large Bowel Movements Children Autistic
Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?
Go see ur family doc: While we usually try to narrow things down to one diagnosis to explain all symptoms, you might have two or more going on, which is why it's important to tell your family doc what's going on & get complete evaluation. Your acid reflux & gastritis are variations on a theme. However, strawlike thinning hair, missed period, dry skin & irregular bowel mvmts might be thyroid disease eg hypothyroidism. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
My 35 year old daughter with Cerebral Palsy has for the past month frequent abnormal large bowel movements?
Is it diarrhea?: A secretory diarrhea can produce large volumes of stool and should be tested for infection and other pathology. Have her primary care physician aware of this change any they can order stool studies in order to make a diagnosis. Once determined, proper treatment can begin. Be sure to test for C diff. ...Read more
Increased pressure: It shouldn't hurt. When you have a bowel movement, it causes pressure in the abdomen and pelvis to evacuate the stool. This pressure can be transmitted to your testicle and be sensed as pain. It's worth getting a testicular exam to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Yes: If you are predisposed to prolapse, a large bm can certainly be the precipitating event. ...Read more
I sometimes have weakness after bowel movement. It seems most pronounced after being constipated and then having a large bowel movement.?
Vasovagal event: The vagus nerve is a cranial nerve and after exiting our brain follows the course of our gastrointestinal tract. It sends branches to th carotid arteries and to the heart. During a bowel movement one raises pressure in abdomen in effort to evacuate. This can raise blood pressure and stimulate carotid artery. A neural impulse can feed back to the heart and slow the heart and abruptly drop pressure. ...Read more
Somwtimes I use triphala, my GI doc is unfamiliar with it and will not research it. I does help to give large bowel movements, but is it ok to use?
I had a rather large bowel movement. When I wiped there was some red blood on the toilet paper. Is this a cause for concern? It's only happened once.
No: Likely a fissure, other times hemorrhoids, . ...Read more
I've had part of colon removed due to cancer and ever since I have had very large bowel movements. Why is this?
I have an itchy anus after a large bowel movement. Becomes unbearable till I wash it with soap. Been like this for almost a month, what could it be?
Hemorrhoids: Or incomplete wiping.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Keeping stools soft is important factor in avoiding prolapse, the size of stool not so much as the hardness/straining. ...Read more
Does having rather large bowel movements (ever since I was a teenager) make me more prone to colon cancer by stretching my colon or something?
This AM, I've had several large bowel movements, as well as vomiting. This is the second time this week I have thrown up. Am I looking at an ulcer?
Ulcers: Do not usually present with diarrhea it may be an other issue see a doctor asap for further evaluation. ...Read more
What's better to take for heart racing lorazepam or metrolol succinate? Why do I have this been going on and off today. Had 2 large bowel movements.??
Check with PCP: There can be several causes and at your age I will concerned about heart issues. Is this a new symptom? Why were you prescribed these meds in the first place? I will check with PCP or a cardiologist ...Read more
Fruits: Toddlers are usually sensitive to fruits. A little fruit or juice can cause toddlers diarrhea. Try to see if he or she is sensitive to certain fruits or certain amounts of fruits or juices. ...Read more
Not normal...: The normal range of bm frequency is from 3 stools bms per day to 1 bm every 3 days. Your frequency falls outside the range of normal. The longer the stool sits in the colon is associated with greater risk of colon cancer. I suggest you eat more fiber, get more active, drink more water or use a gentle laxative to have more frequent bms. You may want to see a gastroenterologist. Good luck! ...Read more
BMs: It can be caused by a number of things. The most common are constipation with hard BMs, or hemorroidal problems. Try increasing your fluid intake and adding Metamucil one tablespoon night and morning. With increasing ruffage in your diet. If this doesn't help see your doctor and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
Sometimes...: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more
That can occur: - especially if constipated. Take care.Get a more detailed answer ›
Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked to rule out more esoteric pathology. ...Read more
Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...Read more
A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more