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Apologies for this question, is the regularity of bowel moments dependent of whether you eat enough food. If you don't eat much and go 2 weeks is ok?
Absolutely, because: Food not absorbed combined with molecules body is eliminating is what makes up fecal material, as modified by all the microbiome living within this material & resulting in feces being about 50% bacteria, by volume or wt. When eating less, body tends to eliminate less & we tend to move less. However many additional variables & 2 weeks between evacuating is c/w constipation & promoting problems. ...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
What are some ways I can get my son potty trained he has hydrophrosis he has a problem with bowel moments he's almost 3 any suggestions?
I have rectal pain after bowel moments and its easing after a secretion come out from there. Is it colitis?
Could be abscess:
This could be an abscess. Fever, pain, increased drainage are other signs. If this worsens, it may require a procedure to open it up and allow it to drain.
The other likely possibility is thrombosed hemorrhoid. If the drainage was bloody or dark red, this is more likely. If it was tan or brownish, abscess is more likely.
Should probably see your primary care doctor about this. ...Read more
Commonly related to: Hemorrhoids. Avoid straining and take fiber supplements to bulk up your stool. Its usually caused by irritation from hemorrhoids or mucousy discharge from internal hemorrhoids. If over the counter stuff doesn't work you can try prescription suppositories or office treatments such as rubber band or coagulation. You will need referral to a colorectal surgeon for the above. ...Read more
I have nausea and frequent bowel moments since 3-4 days. I get lot of burping too. What can be the cause?
I have had bright red blood in bowel moments for over a year now. What could it be followed be mucus as well painful to pass is it just fissures?
Bloody stools: Having blood & mucus in your stools with abdominal pain for a whole year, you need to see your 1ry care physician ASAP, you also need work up & a referal to a gastroentrologist, this could be a serious condition, so please don't ignore this anymore, if your doctor can't see you right away go to ER. Feel better. ...Read more
Severe lower lefg hip pain and bowel moments with yellow and dark pellets of 1cm at places pellets are kind of rounded pebbles but pressed flat 6 week?
Hernia?: It's possible you may have a left sided inguinal hernia. If you have been having a lot of constipation, sitting on the toilet and pushing a lot this can increase your risk. A hernia can be above or below the groin crease. Either way it sounds like you are in enough pain to see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
My 5 month old has had like 10 bowel moments a day for 2 weeks. Formula Feeding well and acting normal. Stool is semi formed but mucous. What should I?
GI PROBLEM: I think that after two weeks of consistently unusual bowel movements, you should make an appointment to see your child's doctor. They may not have any specific recommendations or order any specific tests, but two weeks worth of symptoms would certainly justify a face to face examination. ...Read more
Are more frequent bowel moments and anal mucus in stools signs for concern? As of this past week I've begun to have much more frequent then usual bowel moments. I've been having 3 or more a day instead of my usual 1 every other day or so. This has been co
The intestine produce mucus which is excreted with fecal matter, however excretion of large amounts of mucus or 'blobs' is abnormal.
Large amounts of mucus when having a bowel movement can be attributed to a few causitive factors:
1. A bacterial infection or sexually transmitted disease in the anal or GI tract
2. Onset or manifestation of irritable bowel syndrome, crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. These conditions are diagnosed by a doctor and require treatment.
3. Proctitis, inflammation of the anus as a result of infection or medical treatment such as radiation.
It is important that you make an appointment with your doctor so that that causing factor can be identified and treated. ...Read more
Paralyzed intestine: Normally the bowel is usually moving, milking contents forward, in waves of contractions (peristalsis). When it stops, it's called ileus. It is seen with narcotic pain meds, some other medications, electrolyte imbalances, post-operatively, and in some patients with slow motility. Being very sick or bed bound can also contribute. If the underlying cause is fixed, it usually resolves with time. ...Read more
Moving bowel: Sometimes physician listens to abdomen with stethoscope and hears bowel making noise of normal movement or peristalysis. Sometimes if very hungry sounds can be heard related to bowel motion. It is normal for bowel to make some noise when peristalses. No bowel sounds mean bowel is staying completely still sometimes called paralytic ileum. High pitched sounds can be heard in bowel obstruction. ...Read more
Bowel upset?: There is not enough detail here to know what you mean by chronic bowel upset. Often chronic G.I. problems respond to increasing the amount of fiber in the diet. If a simple measure like that does not help, however, then I would recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
Probably: Bowel movement regularity can vary from daily to every two or three days. Most people average at least daily but we are all different. I would encourage healthy diet and exercise with making sure you get appropriate fiber in your diet for colon health. If you experience any slowing down in your bowel movemente then start with gentle osmotic laxatives like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or stool softener colace. ...Read more