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Bloating And No Bowel Movement After Taking Codeine Is This Normal
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
I'm having really bad stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, excessive bowel movements that don't look normal. Please help me
Go dairy free.:
I do not know the duration of your symptoms.
It may be due to viral or bacteria infection.
Elimination diet may give us an answer.
Avoid all dairy products except yogurt for 3-4 weeks & see the result.
Do the same with wheat.
In the mean time stay hydrated & take Good quality probiotics- kefir is a good yogurt drink loaded with high quality probiotics. ...Read more
Is it normal to have upset stomach, bloating, headache, gas, frequent bowel movements and excessive urination, and hot flashes, before period?
We hope not: That does sound like more than annoying PMS. Even if an exam determines thatit is all PMS, it's a severe type and you can find help from an OBGYN. Have an exam and discover what's going on. That's too bad to just allow it to go on and on w/out putting up a fight. I hope it's an easy win. ...Read more
Haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days since starting cough medicine with codeine. What is the best/safest OTC remedy given my current meds?
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more
What is a good OTC product that relieves bloating and will allow me to have a bowel movement easier?
Abd bloating: What happens after your eat? Pain or bloating or discomfort? Are BMs normal? How often? Is there straining? Do you have pain anywhere? Could be diverticulitis if pain, or colitis, though usually BM relieves the discomfort, may have H pylori, or food intolerance or even ovarian pathology-F/U with GI ...Read more
Many reason: There is so many reason for bloating before and after eating before and after bowel movement that it is hard to narrow it down to one or two without answering so many questions I suggest either connect with health tap prime and have one and one talk with a physician or go and see your own doctor good luck ...Read more
I still have not had a bowel movement in 11 days what does this mean and I'm bloating badly what does this mean?
Blockage: You probably have a stool impact ion. Try some enemas 1st before trying some otc laxatives by mouth. If this doesn't help, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Cramping after bowel movement...What could it bre? 24 yrs old male. Gas and bloating/dull discomfort as other symps.
Visit your doctor: I would advise you to get checked out. In rare situations, what you describe can be caused by a tumor, growth or cancer in the rectum. If caught early, this can be effectively treated. Don't worry, there are many non-cancerous causes too, but you would hate to miss something that needed to be treated urgently. ...Read more
21, female, 96lb, not aneamic. Occasional spots of blood after bowel movement since 15. Last 4 weeks: I get soft stool 4x a day, severe bloating.
See GI: Your symtpoms certainly sound chronic with issues since 16yo. Bleeding with bm is never normal, so it is recommended for you to see a GI dr. For an evaluation, as they can not only ascertain the reason for your spotting of blood, but can start the evaluation for possible ibs/ibd. Best wishes. ...Read more
Gurgling noises, gas, bloating and pain like pins on right and left side that comes and goes. Bowel movement followed by a 2nd one with softer stools.
No bowel movement in 6 days. Taken stool softener and fiber twice a day. No pain associated but, there is bloating. What should we do?
Constipation 72 y.o.: Consider prune juice-2-3 glasses / day, prunes, milk of magnesia 1 table spoon 2x a day x 4 days, also consider Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) half the dose -only if sure no obstruction, massage, abdomen and walk, glycerin suppository may also help. Would decrease fiber today as can cause more impaction. In 72 year old would follow up with doctor and get CT make sure no obstruction also check TSH/ T4 f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more
Always bloated &irregular bowel movements. Should I start taking align or will it make my bloating and such worse? I work so don't want it to get in way
R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need a baseline EGD/COLO. I recommend a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. ComWholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water Align is effective as probiotic. Meds: levsin (hyoscyamine) &bentyl ...Read more
Been having inconsistent bowel movements and I can't quite figure out what's going on. Often results in bloating or discomfort, don't have any dietary restrictions that I know if. Any advice?
Are you taking enough dietary fibre?
25 grams /day is the magic number. ...Read more
R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a GFdiet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water/dy. Masturbation relaxes the pelvis and can inc BM ...Read more
Stomsch pain and bloating for 4 days. Small irregular bowel movements. Took herba-lax and barely worked. What now?
You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more
About 80% of my bowel movements contain what appears to be a clear sometimes offwhite colored mucous. What could cause this. Should I be concerned? Only symptom really is often bloating. Thanks.
Suffering from bloating & cramps not on period what could cause such discomfort, also have irregular bowel movements go only 3rd day or 4th?
Food sensitivity: Lactose or gluten in wheat can cause these symptoms, as can other allergens such as peanuts, soy, eggs, corn, or even coffee. Eliminating one at the time for several weeks may give answers if symptoms disappear. Probiotics may help balance intestinal flora. There are more serious conditions like colitis, or pancreatic problems that can be investigated if simple measures don't help. ...Read more
I felt like I had to have bowel movements. When I did it was just blood. I have colonoscopy scheduled on Tuesday. I have a lot bloating and some pain. Not a fissure. Is Tuesday too late?
Please DON'T wait!: Michael, you are bleeding from something that is as yet not diagnosed. This could be the beginning of a major bleed, which could be life threatening. Call the Gastroenterologist who scheduled the colonoscopy and he will probably send you to the ED. If you can't reach him/her, go in anyway. If you are weak or dizzy AT ALL, please call an ambulance. ...Read more
Many possibilities: A plethora of possibilities exist. You could be lactose intolerant, in which case avoidance of all lactose-containing foods should really help (primarily dairy products). If you have well water, it may need to be tested for contaminants, including parasites such as giardia (other household members may have similar symptoms), were this the case). I would try a reputable probiotic and see how you do ...Read more
37 yr old fml (fluorometholone) with lifelong digestive probs, haven't had bowel movements on my own in 6 mnths, with gas, bloating and severe pain, what could this be?
I have been experiencing bloating and semi infrequent bowel movements for a couple of weeks now. I currently have solid stool about every couple of days on average. Is it likely that I have an obstructed bowel?
Much more likely: That you are constipated. Bowel obstruction causes much more intense symptoms, i.e. PAIN than just bloating. Bloating is very common with constipation which is often described as having fewer than three BM's per week, so you are right on the cusp! Increasing fiber (fruits and veggies) and water is your first step; increase exercise to most days of the week. If symptoms persist, see your Doctor! ...Read more
Stopped the pill a month ago, have had a period but now got bright red spotting, bloating and mixed bowel movements, why?
Pill: Bleeding gets heavy after you stop pills and this could be nml. ...Read more
Large amounts red blood when I have bowel movements. Fam hist of bowel polyps. I recently had 4 polyps removed 1yr ago. Stomach still bloating. Bad?
See your GI doc: You need to call your GI doctor and discuss this with them. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have excessive diahrea 8 bowel movements in past 20 hours. Bloating and slight stomach cramps. Is it serious?
Diarrhea: It certain could become serious. You can become dehydrated. Therefore, it is important to drink electroyte containing fluids to replace your fluid loses. ...Read more
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