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Doctor insights on: Backed Up Bowels

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Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


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When can I expect my bowels be back to normal after colonoscopy?

When can I expect my bowels be back to normal after colonoscopy?

Quickly: If you resume a high fiber diet, the stool should return to normal in 2 days. ...Read more

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How long before your bowels get back to normal after colonoscopy? It has been 2 months...

How long before your bowels get back to normal after colonoscopy? It has been 2 months...

After colonoscopy: Normally 3 to 4 days to get back to normal. If you are still not back to your normal bowel habits you need to call your doctor. Maybe there was an abnormality on your scope that you are just not aware of... ...Read more

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Why does my lower left back and side hurt when having a bowels movement? Could it be a nerve issue?

Not normal: Normally bowel movements should not cause pain. A change on bowel habits is a potential " red flag" for lesions in the bowel, including colon cancer. Suggest you see your doctor for evaluation and possible colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Is there some relation to an ailment of the bowels and the pain in side of my waist and left side of back?

There can be: Not all back pain is necessarily from the spine elements. Pain can be referred to the back from other regions including the abdomen like diverticulitis, appendicitis, an ulcer, gallbladder problems, pancreatitis, etc. If the symptoms bother you enough, you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Every time I see a dr they say my bowels are backed up and I feel it. How can that be and I pooped out corn today that I ate yesterday?

Every time I see a dr they say my bowels are backed up and I feel it. How can that be and I pooped out corn today that I ate yesterday?

Constipation: Sometimes the stool builds up so much in the large intestine that it becomes impacted along the walls of the large bowel. After that, a channel can form through the centre that allows watery stool to pass through. Corn is not well-digested by the body and can pass through whole. It is important to get plenty of fiber in your daily diet. Try prunes or other dried fruits, spinach and leafy greens. ...Read more

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Whenever I empty my bowels, there always seems to be feces on perineum when I wipe. Always wipe front to back. Is this normal?

Whenever I empty my bowels, there always seems to be feces on perineum when I wipe. Always wipe front to back. Is this normal?

Exam: An exam by an experienced gynecologist can provide some answers. Ther could be a fistula present. That is a tract from the rectum to the vagina. I would expect you to notice feces in the vaginal outlet more than just with BM. an exam can help sort this out. ...Read more

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I keep getting constipated for a week and than have loose bowels for a few days and back to constipation. Is this normal? What is it?

I keep getting constipated for a week and than have loose bowels for a few days and back to constipation. Is this normal? What is it?

IBS: Alternating constipation and loose stools in a young female aligns with a pattern of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). A doctor should be encountered, and with special gastroenterological attention. ...Read more