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Colon cancer with hypoactive bowel sounds, distended abdomen, hypoactive bowel sounds, no bowel movement 2 days?

Colon cancer with hypoactive bowel sounds, distended abdomen, hypoactive bowel sounds, no bowel movement 2 days?

Call your Dr now: Hopefully this is transient, but the description provided is concerning for bowel obstruciton which can in turn lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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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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Pale stool, not every time, frequent bowel movements daily?

Pale stool, not every time, frequent bowel movements daily?

R/O IBS: IBS IS SX OF EXCLUSION.. 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 colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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I find vegetables undigested after bowel bowel movement. also abdomen pains sometimes.

I find vegetables undigested after bowel bowel movement. also abdomen pains sometimes.

Common: The most common type of food to be seen undigested in the stool is actually vegetables. They often are very high in fibers that we do not have enzymes in our digestive system to degrade them with. The fiber could also be causing gas pains. This can be a very normal finding. If you have accompanying frequent diarrhea, unintentional weight loss, or other stool changes, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling bloated, green stools, little poo comes out, feel fine, bowel movements changed with either diarrhea or constipation? Stressed, colon cancer?

Feeling bloated, green stools, little poo comes out, feel fine, bowel movements changed with either diarrhea or constipation? Stressed, colon cancer?

Not at all likely: I've been a medical oncologist for 30 years, and I've never seen colon cancer in someone as young as you. I suppose it has happened sometime somewhere, but you're probably more likely to win the lottery than to have colon cancer at your age. ...Read more

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Frequent bowel movements, sometimes constipated. Bowel never feels empty. Sudden urge to go. Abdominal pain reliefed by going. Blood, stool neg IBD? ?

Frequent bowel movements, sometimes constipated. Bowel never feels empty. Sudden urge to go. Abdominal pain reliefed by going. Blood, stool neg IBD? ?

Frequency? other Sx?: IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is more common than IBD. IBD generally u have 6+ BM per day. Confirmatory blood tests are available for IBD, and u wd need treatment, whereas IBS often goes in spurts & goes away by itself. ...Read more

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Colon cancer at 18 years old? Bloating Alternating stools constipation and diarrhea Green stool Change of bowel movement I feel fine though?

Colon cancer at 18 years old? 

Bloating
Alternating stools constipation and diarrhea 
Green stool
Change of bowel movement

I feel fine though?

Colon cancer: At your age colon cancer not likely. There are other more likely reasons for your symptoms such as irritable bowl or other. See your healthcare worker as it may be normal or you may have a reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Bowel movement troubles since birth. No regular bowel movement. Sharp stomach pains when move bowels. Noticed 2-3 bloodclots tonight 10c size. Help?!

Bowel movement troubles since birth. No regular bowel movement. Sharp stomach pains when move bowels. Noticed 2-3 bloodclots tonight 10c size. Help?!

See a doc: With rectal bleeding and pain you need to be evaluated. Most sources of rectal bleeding are benign (hemorrhoids) but occasionally the source is more worrisome. ...Read more

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My bowel movement is slow. Stool are not very hard. I have always feeling of incomplete bowel movement. Also prostate burning after bowel movement.

My bowel movement is slow. Stool are not very hard. I have always feeling of incomplete bowel movement. Also prostate burning after bowel movement.

Here are some...: With all what you have gone through as reported in your profile, what you experienced may be what you are going to have and live since you already have received the most common and effective treatment. Constantly feeling something inside rectum may be related with inflammatory change of prostate. Empirically, it's worthwhile to try 500 mg Ceftriaxone + 1 gm azithromycin and see. ...Read more

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Can being anxious about bowel movements make them worse? Tense muscles and create a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying?

Can being anxious about bowel movements make them worse? Tense muscles and create a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying?

Anxiety and BMs: Anxiety can certainly affect the passage of bowel movements. Young women with anxiety can suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction which results in the incomplete passage of bowel movements. Pelvic floor dysfunction results from contracting those muscles you should be relaxing, and vice versa. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids stop bowel movements?

Can hemorrhoids stop bowel movements?

Not directly: Painful hemorrhoids can make it difficult pass the bowels but not cause bowel blockage. Usually it is the other way, that constipation causes worsening hemorrhoid irritation. Avoid constipation, drink more water, eat more fiber, fruits and vegetables, add metamucil fiber. ...Read more

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Very often abdominal pain; constipation / diarrhea (bowel habits change/alternate); pain gets better after bowel movement. Help ! Its been 2-3 months?

Very often abdominal pain; constipation / diarrhea (bowel habits change/alternate); pain gets better after bowel movement.
Help ! Its been 2-3 months?

Belly pain: It sounds like you have IBS. Pain after defecation is a classic sign of IBS. However this is a diagnosis of exclusion. You should get a colonoscopy and EGD to evaluate if you have celiac disease, a motility gut issue, a lactulose absorbption issues, or IBD. If all this is negative then one can firmly say you have IBS. ...Read more

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Have symptoms of irritable bowel Recently underwent colonoscopy which came negative. However multiple times toilet, incomplete bowel evacuation feel, soft flat stools persist. Request advise.

Have symptoms of irritable bowel  Recently underwent colonoscopy which came negative. However multiple times toilet, incomplete bowel evacuation feel, soft flat stools persist. Request advise.

Irritable bowel: If your gastroenterologist is comfortable that enough work up has been done to rule out other causes and feels that IBS is the culprit, it is time to start trying to treat it. Adding extra fiber to the diet is a good start. There are medications such as anti-spasmodics which tend to work well in some situations also. Talk to your G.I. doctor about what is the next step. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does IBS cause abdominial pain and having bowel movements 16 times a day?

Sometimes..: Ibs is often "diarrhea predominant" but 16 times a day is higher then the norm to be due to ibs and should be investigated with stool cultures. If those are negative then a colonoscopy would be indicated. ...Read more

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5yrs chronic diarrhea every bowel movement watery, sudden, urgency, unbearable smell. Gastric bypass 5yrs ago. Partial colon removed, hernia 3yrs ago?

5yrs chronic diarrhea every bowel movement watery, sudden, urgency, unbearable smell. Gastric bypass 5yrs ago. Partial colon removed, hernia  3yrs ago?

Need a G.I. consultation: This is a problem that is best solved with a consultation with a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen a gastroenterologist and you're not getting any better than you need to see a new one. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

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