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Doctor insights on: Bloated Stomach And Frequent Bowel Movements

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Intestine (Definition)

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


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My son is 3 but for the past 5 months he's been complaining of his stomach hurting he has frequent bowel movements and they're very loose if not runny?

My son is 3 but for the past 5 months he's been complaining of his stomach hurting he has frequent bowel movements and they're very loose if not runny?

See a pediatrician: This should be looked into carefully. If not an infectious diarrhea (which is always possible) you must exclude inflammatory bowel diseases. Take him to a knowledgeable pediatrician and have him seen soon. Hope this is minor and he will be better quickly. ...Read more

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Hi, I've been experiencing pain in my abdomen and more frequent bowel movements. My stool is soft (and appears slightly undigested) ideas?

Hi, I've been experiencing pain in my abdomen and more frequent bowel movements. My stool is soft (and appears slightly undigested) ideas?

Not clear: We try to make sure there's no inflammation in your bowels with a good history (ie do certain foods or stress provoke your symptoms), testing your stools and if needed an endoscopy. If all is normal, it may be irritable bowel syndrome. See your doc but feel free to consult me if I can be of further help. Hope this helps though! ...Read more

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Blood in toilet and on paper after bowel movement and bloated stomach! What could this mean?

Blood in toilet and on paper after bowel movement and bloated stomach! What could this mean?

Needs investigation: Red blood in stool comes from colon, rectum or anal area. It can be due to 1 hemorroids2 polyps in colon or rectum3 inflammation and ulceration in rectum or colon4 tumors in colon, rectum or anal area, like colon or rectal cancer. I will recommend that you consult your doctor or a gastroenterologist as you may need colonoscopy to find out the cause of bleeding and treat appropriatl. ...Read more

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Hi doc every once in a while after a bowel movement my stomach gets bloated im a 59 yr old male?

Hi doc every once in a while after a bowel movement my stomach gets bloated im a 59 yr old male?

While it doesn't: Necessarily make intuitive sense that a person might bloat AFTER they have evacuated, these types of symptoms do occur sometimes, especially in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome/IBS. With the altered motility of IBS parts of the GI tract may contract randomly. Not as part of normal peristaltic activity. Standard IBS therapy may help: fiber, WATER, exercise, stress management. Work with Doc ...Read more

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Painful lower back going to stomach feels like my spine is pressing against my intestines stomach very bloated daily bowel movement?

Painful lower back going to stomach feels like my spine is pressing against my intestines stomach very bloated daily bowel movement?

Back and abdominal p: Your symptoms could represent a bowel obstruction or a bowel paralysis called Ieus. A abdominal series usually can tell the difference ...Read more

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I had painful bloated stomach, uncontrollable diahrea 2 days ago, chills yesterday, stomache pains and no bowel movement since diahrea subsided? Help

I had painful bloated stomach, uncontrollable diahrea 2 days ago, chills yesterday, stomache pains and no bowel movement since diahrea subsided? Help

Norovirus?: This sounds most like you had an infectious gastroenteritis. The fever is common with infections. Norovirus is a very common cause of viral gastroenteritis this year. It would be normal for you to not have a bm after a couple days of diarrhea because you are "cleaned out". Push fluids and call your doctor if not better in a day or two. ...Read more

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Bloated for 2 weeks. More bloated in lower abdomen area with pain on left side. Passing a lot of gas. Normal bowel movements.

Bloated for 2 weeks. More bloated in lower abdomen area with pain on left side. Passing a lot of gas. Normal bowel movements.

Colon buid up?: We are what we eat. Depending on your diet, you may have more gas. Furthermore, if you have a build up of colon material, it causes fermentaion, and more gas production than normal. Eat healthy, avoid junk food and deep fried food, and clean the colon with a mild laxative. IBS can also cause above symptoms, so if it persists, speak to your doc. ...Read more

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I have a slight pinching pain in my abdomen. Even after making a bowel movement I still feel it there. I constantly feel bloated.

I have a slight pinching pain in my abdomen. Even after making a bowel movement I still feel it there. I constantly feel bloated.

Bloated: Hello~ you are probably constipated. If you stools are firm then you are even if you have a bm. Please take lactulose 20ml 3x a day for a few days till you get a good BM then take a psyllium containing bulking agent forever, to soften stool and reduce intra-colonic pressure. Go slow with that because it can cause cramping too thanks ...Read more

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I been having trouble making a bowel movement, and my stomach begins to get bloated with sharp pains in my lower and back rids.

I been having trouble making a bowel movement, and my stomach begins to get bloated with sharp pains in my lower and back rids.

Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Constipation may be secondary to an underlying problem. ...Read more

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I feel like I have an ovarian cyst, no bowel movement in 3 days, extremely gasey, hurts to press under right rib cage, stomach bloated, er?

I feel like I have an ovarian cyst, no bowel movement in 3 days, extremely gasey, hurts to press under right rib cage, stomach bloated, er?

See your doctor: Ovarian cysts that cause symptoms usually involve the pelvis and may cause changes in menstrual flow. Bloating is common. If concerned, your doctor can evaluate with pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Constant bad stomach pain and bowel movement. Bloated, belching noises, similar to when one is hungry but always happens. What could be wrong with me?

Constant bad stomach pain and bowel movement. Bloated, belching noises, similar to when one is hungry but always happens. What could be wrong with me?

Many possibilities: You need a full detailed evaluation by a GI doctor. Make a detailed list of symptoms, the times they occur and their relationships with anything else or with each other and take it with you to your appointment. You should also make a list of all places you have been and foods you have eaten. Good luck, . ...Read more

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Is it true that the body cleanses itself by making frequent bowel movements?

Is it true that the body cleanses itself by making frequent bowel movements?

Yes and no: Stool is made of electrolytes, water and millions of colonic bacteria. So having bowel movements does take water and bacteria out of your body so that is a cleanse.
For colonoscopies, we also do bowel cleanses which also reduces the methane concentration in the colon eliminating the possibility of explosion with electrocautery. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have frequent bowel movements? Too much roughage?

Too much roughage: Yes if there is more bulk in the diet due to more roughage than you will have bulky and more frequent bowel movements. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause frequent bowel movements? More than 3 a day?

Yes: One of the characteristics of IBS is variability of bowel movements. But without other symptoms, going frequently through the day can be normal ...Read more

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What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movements each time.

What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movements each time.

Not Digesting...: 18 y/o Female asks, What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movement each time. Most likely one is not digesting their foods adequately/ properly. May be Intolerant to some of the gas forming foods (beans, broccoli, cabbage, garlic, onions, ...) they eat w consequential bowel Irritability /Gassiness. See PCP or GI consult for evaluation/management ...Read more

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What could be causing my frequent bowel movements in a morning and then ending in diarrhoea ie loose watery stools?

What could be causing my frequent bowel movements in a morning and then ending in diarrhoea ie loose watery stools?

Is this new?: Change in bowell habits, with watery stools needs a diagnostic work up.

See your health care provider. ...Read more

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I often get horrible cramping and frequent bowel movements about an hour or so after I eat. What area is the food located at after this time?

I often get horrible cramping and frequent bowel movements about an hour or so after I eat. What area is the food located at after this time?

Variable: Depending on what you eat, it could be in the stomach pouch (this is what doctors call stomach). The food then goes through the small intestine and on to the large intestine, usually 2-3 days, faster with food intolerance. If you have a food intolerance like a gluten enteropathy, food will move faster through the intestines. If you have a food intolerance, you may develop symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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I've had hemorrhoids for the past 5 days. I've been applying a cream and taking pills. I have frequent bowel movements. Is it bcos of hemorrhoids.??

I've had hemorrhoids for the past 5 days. I've been applying a cream and taking pills. I have frequent bowel movements. Is it bcos of hemorrhoids.??

No but frequent BM's: ...can aggravate the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Frequent BM's and the associated wiping can cause irritation, inflammation and protrusion of the hemorrhoids. Gentle wiping with an alcohol-free baby wipe or "Tucks" pads will help with the irritation. When your diarrhea settles down, the hemorrhoids should also. There are also OTC creams (e.g. Anusol) that may also help with hemorrhoid symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be causing frequent bowel movements?

What could be causing frequent bowel movements?

Need more info.: There are so many possible causes that I can't list them all here; without more information on other symptoms, I can't narrow it down for you. I'd suggest seeing the doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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What health issues can result from frequent bowel movements?

What health issues can result from frequent bowel movements?

Several things: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have less frequent bowel movements when dieting?

Is it normal to have less frequent bowel movements when dieting?

Dieting and bowel mo: Depends on what kind of diet you are on, like low carb diet like atkins you may be constipated, or scanty bowel movements. Hcg diet causes constipation.Reduce calory diet, liquid diet etc all cause fewer bowel movements or constipation due to less bulk in the diet.
So yes you have fewer bowel movements while dieting. ...Read more

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I was given two shots of penicillin this morning and now I am haven't very frequent bowel movements. Is this normal?

I was given two shots of penicillin this morning and now I am haven't very frequent bowel movements. Is this normal?

Antibiotics: Although antibiotics can eventually cause diarrhea, they would not have that effect within the same day of receiving them. There must be another cause of your frequent stools. Perhaps it is related to whatever reason you actually received the antibiotics in the first place. If the problem persists, contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more