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What can I do about infrequent small, hard--and incomplete-- bowel movements? I am a 66 year-old healthy woman who very rarely has a normal bowel movement. I eat a good balanced diet and take extra fiber supplements; I have tried stool softeners which onl

What can I do about infrequent small, hard--and incomplete-- bowel movements? I am a 66 year-old healthy woman who very rarely has a normal bowel movement. I eat a good balanced diet and take extra fiber supplements; I have tried stool softeners which onl

Add water to diet: You may have the fiber, but you need to increase water/flluid intake otherwise the fiber will bulk up stool too much. Look at other medications you are taking (calcium supplements) they cause constipation. Make sure you have had a colonoscopy as well. ...Read more

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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I have to do a bowel movement everytime I eat?

I have to do a bowel movement everytime I eat?

Bowel movement: This could be normal. There is a reflex that can initiate that urge to defecate with eating. If this is new, bothersome, or your bowel movements are different in some way, then I recommend you see your MD for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter doesn't take a bowel movement and she eat up everything insight. What could be wrong she's only 1.?

My daughter doesn't take a bowel movement and she eat up everything insight. What could be wrong she's only 1.?

Maybe nothing: It is normal to poop every day to every other day. Look at her diet. If she eats a lot of dairy or bananas in particular that can bind her a little. "p" fruits make us poop. Peach, pear, plum, prune, pineapple, papaya, pumpkin, peas, and pomegranate. If continues talk to your pediatrician about it. ...Read more

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Red corn in lose bowel movement.... Did not eat anything red. What could cause this. Have not been feeling well past few days either.

Red corn in lose bowel movement.... Did not eat anything red. What could cause this. Have not been feeling well past few days either.

See a doctor: Redness in the stool can be due to several things. Obviously, red food/drink can do it. The most important thing to determine is whether or not the redness is due to bleeding in your intestines. Bleeding in the intestine has many causes, including. Infections, Bright red bleeding often means bleeding is from the lower tracts of the intestine (inc. Colon). And If you feel ill call doc or go to ER ...Read more

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Is it normal to have to bowel movement after I eat a meal?

Is it normal to have to bowel movement after I eat a meal?

Probably: If you have to rush to the bathroom or your bowel movements are loose or associated with abdominal cramping, it's not normal. If you have normal, formed bowel movements soon after eating a meal, it's normal. People who eat a lot of fiber - fruits, vegetables, and whole grains - often will have normal bowel movements after they eat. This is actually very healthy. ...Read more

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Why do I keep having a normal bowel movement every time I eat something?

Maybe normal...: The action of eating spurs the intestines into motion (it is a reflex), so lots of people have bowel movements after meals. ...Read more

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Why am I having a bowel movement right after I eat food?

Normal: There is a gastro colic reflex that happens when we eat...Food in the stomach tells the colon to empty. It can be very normal. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a bowel movement everytime after I eat something? I go to the bathroom 5-8 times a day

Is it normal to have a bowel movement everytime after I eat something? I go to the bathroom 5-8 times a day

Ibs: This is suggestive of an exaggerated gastrocolic reflex and is commonly seen in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). As always, you should see your doctor to exclude other potential causes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a bowel movement right after you eat? I have to go immediately after I eat anything and it's never solid. It's within 10 minutes

Post cholecystectomy: This is called a gastrocolic reflex. Basically, eating induces the need to evacuate the colon. This is often increased in patients who have had their gall bladder removed and now have bile draining freely into the duodenum. Often a bile binding resin available from your physician can be helpful in eliminating this. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fever, extreme migraines, stomach pains, weight loss, back pain, not much of bowel movement, don't eat as much get full to quickly, sleep sweats and don't sleep much but I'm always tired. I've lost 30 pounds in 2 weeks?

I am experiencing fever, extreme migraines, stomach pains, weight loss, back pain, not much of bowel movement, don't eat as much get full to quickly, sleep sweats and don't sleep much but I'm always tired. I've lost 30 pounds in 2 weeks?

? infection: One of the most likely possibilities is an infection, either bacterial or viral. You need a full work up by your PCP promptly, as your symptoms appear to have gone on for two weeks. ...Read more

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Hungry but can't eat. Feel bloated and nausea when I eat. Bowel movement are runny. What could this be?

Hungry but can't eat. Feel bloated and nausea when I eat. Bowel movement are runny. What could this be?

Infection,: Inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel, gallstones, or any number of 100's of causes of abdominal problems. Get to a doctor to figure it out. ...Read more

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Don't eat lots but haven't had a bowel movement for almost 3 days now. Is this an issue? Can't be normal?

Don't eat lots but haven't had a bowel movement for almost 3 days now. Is this an issue? Can't be normal?

Constipation: While there can be a lot of variability on how frequent someone poops, at the 3 day mark, it sounds like you're constipated. You should focus on staying hydrated, increasing your fiber intake, keep active and consider an over the counter laxative like Senna. If you start developing abdominal pain and nausea/vomiting seek an urgent evaluation to make sure there is no obstruction going on. ...Read more

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I have been getting bloated more and more latley even if I don't eat but it gets worse after a bowel movement which I have every day why is that?

Gas: If the bloating is due to gas, the question is whether you are forming excessive gas or are not passing normal amounts of gas. To reduce gas, try simethicone 1/2hour after meals. Drinking hot water helps break down trapped gas. You may be gluten or lactose intolerant. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Why is it that every time I eat I have a bowel movement?

Why is it that every time I eat I have a bowel movement?

Gastrocolic reflex.: This is a normal reflex. Only makes sense that when you fill the tank up at the top that you should drain it at the botom. ...Read more

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Does how much you eat determine the quantity of your bowel movement?

Does how much you eat determine the quantity of your bowel movement?

Yes: Since most of your bowel movement is made from undigested food this is indeed the case. Clearly if you eat a lot you will have more stool than if you eat little. The amount of fiber within your food is also a factor so vegetables will produce more stool than eggs or cheese. ...Read more

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Why is it that every time I eat I have the urge to have a bowel movement 10-15 minutes after I have eaten?

Why is it that every time I eat I have the urge to have a bowel movement 10-15 minutes after I have eaten?

Reflex: It is the gastrocolic refex which is present when we are newborns. Sometimes this persists in adults causing the urge to have a bowel movement after the digestive tract is stimulated. ...Read more

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I fee full even though I only eat a little amount of food and I haven't had a bowel movement in four days. What can I do to relieve this?

Bowel Movement: It's very important to have regular bowel movements so the body can expel and release digested waste products for optimum health. Things that may help in producing a BM would be to increase your water/fluid intake, increase physical activity and use an OTC laxative. There are multiple products available, however magnesium based products are quite effective as well as Miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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I am vegetarian and I also eat kosher, but I don't experience regular bowel movement. Any dietary or lifestyle suggestions?

Kosher colon care: Many pareve & milchig favorites can be constipating, especially processed carbohydrates (white breads, pastries, noodles, anything made from matzoh meal) & cheeses. Try using more whole grains & also plenty of fresh fruits & veggies. For torah at your table, aim to fit the seven species of eretz yisroel into your weekly menu: whole wheat, barley, grape, fig, pomegranate, olive oil, & date honey. ...Read more

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I EAT 5 MEALS PER DAY, I TAKE PLENTY WATER BUT I USUALLY HAVE 1 BOWEL MOVEMENT DAILY. SOMETIMES I DON'T GO AT ALL THROUGHT A DAY. IS THAT REGULAR?

I EAT 5 MEALS PER DAY, I TAKE PLENTY WATER BUT I USUALLY HAVE 1 BOWEL MOVEMENT DAILY. SOMETIMES I DON'T GO AT ALL THROUGHT A DAY. IS THAT REGULAR?

Yes: It is not necessary to have a bowel movement each day. In fact, some normal people only go once every three or four days, which is perfectly acceptable if that is their normal bowel pattern. As long as you are not having pain or other symptoms along with it, then I would not be concerned by your bowel movement frequency. Eat a lot of fiber. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for 1 bowel movement have different colors it such as various shades of brown. Also isn't it normal to have a slight red from what u eat?

Colorful BMs: It is not abnormal for foods to change color of bms. First time mothers can tell the story of the purple red bms their babies had from beets that they rushed them to the dr about. Dark black color or bms laced with dark black, see you dr asap as this may be blood indicating a more serious problem. Slight red could indicate hemorrhoid bleeding or local irritation. But see your dr to be sure. ...Read more

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When I eat, its hard for me to have a bowel movement until the next morning. What should I do?

It's normal: It's normal to have bowel movement once per day in the morning. If it's hard for you to do that, eating more fruits and vegetables, consume more fibers and most importantly, drink lots of water will help. There are also over the counter laxatives our stool softeners that you can take to help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bowel movement just about everytime I eat, is that normal and could it help me lose weight?

Yes, and no: Active bowel pattern: normal unless associated with pain, diarrhea (watery) stool, greasy stool or bleeding. Won't lose weight with it. ...Read more

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Is it normal after having a colonoscopy to eat a sandwhich and have a bowel movement 10 hours later multiple times?

Is it normal after having a colonoscopy to eat a sandwhich and have a bowel movement 10 hours later multiple times?

Yes: colonoscopy is there to examine the colon, one that has been cleaned out by oral meds such as GoLYTLY. This usually cleans out most of the bowel but more proximally in the rt. Colon and distal small bowel residual food products persist. Eating a sandwhich and having a bowel movement 10 hrs later especially if multiple doesn't represent the digested sandwich but the residual content after prep. ...Read more

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Is it to have a bowel movement after going out to eat 5 minutes after I leave? It's only after I go out. Never when I eat at home.

Is it to have a bowel movement after going out to eat 5 minutes after I leave? It's only after I go out. Never when I eat at home.

Timing -> anxiety: If social anxiety disorder it may in anticipation of difficulties with the person you are about to meet up with. Panic attacks can prompt butterflies, nausea, and subsequent diarrhea. "fear of the market place" or agoraphobia causes dread of being embarrassed socially by the attacks. Generalized anxiety disorder patients can suffer from chest tightness, abdominal discomfort and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Feel no need to have a bowel movement after three days. Have fibre and do eat a little less than normal but lots of water. Is it normal or ok?

Feel no need to have a bowel movement after three days. Have fibre and do eat a little less than normal but lots of water. Is it normal or ok?

Bowel movements: Usually we like bowel movements every 1-2 days about 3 /week. Make sure you are eating enough fiber-oats, barley, lentils, avocados, strawberries, kale, peas, black beans, lima beans - you need 38 grams /day, and as you noted lots of fluid- 2-4 liters a day. Check thyroid. Follow up with doctor /urgent care. ...Read more

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I just had a very watery bowel movement. I was ill yesterday and didn't eat much. Today I felt much better but had this watery bm should I b worried?

I just had a very watery bowel movement. I was ill yesterday and didn't eat much. Today I felt much better but had this watery bm should I b worried?

About your diarrhea: Hello....you may have contracted the Norovirus that has been going around Nationwide. The symptoms usually last about 48 hours. You have to make sure you wash all surfaces you touch and wash hands frequently.

Once you start eating again, start out with a bland diet. Bananas, rice, apples, and toast. Eat these things until your stool has become firmer.

I hope you feel better! ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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