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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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Haven't been able to keep anything down. Food or medications either comes right back up or in terrible at bowel movement. What can it be?

Stomach flu: Sounds like stomach flu (vomiting + diarrhea). Trying sips of water instead of drinking much fluids at a time may be helpful. Avoid solids for now. If you medication to help nausea (phenergan), take that. If you have loose frequent stools, over-the-counter rehydration solution is the way to go. ...Read more

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Can u give me some tips on good food and laxities so i can use the bathroom i haven't had a bowel movement in a few days?

Can u give me some tips on good food and laxities so i can use the bathroom i haven't had a bowel movement in a few days?

High fiber, prunes: Take diet in high fiber such as vegetables, fruits. And use prunes or prune juice daily for good affect. ...Read more

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Is it possible to control the urge for a bowel movement , using any food substances or any techniques?

Is it possible to control the urge for a bowel movement  , using any food substances or any techniques?

Listen to your body!: You really need to listen to your body's urges for defecation, and not try to stifle them. (holding on until you reach a toilet is a different matter.) over-controlling the urge to defecate can lead to dry, hard stools and constipation -- including all that comes with it (hemorrhoids, fissures, pain, rectal bleeding, etc). Please allow your bowel its needs. ...Read more

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I fee full even though I only eat a little amount of food and I havent had a bowel movement in four days. What can I do to relieve this?

I fee full even though I only eat a little amount of food and I havent 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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When is bowel movement after food?

When is bowel movement after food?

Approx 30 min: Most people have a bm about 30 minutes after a meal...And generally only twice a day. If it is 3-4 x a day...Can be good diet or bowel transit time is too fast and digestion a problem. If poop every 3+ days, transit time is too slow and retaining toxins. ...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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Hi I am guy 24 I have irregular bowel movement 3 to 4 times a day and its been happening for years.. Which food is good for digestion?

Needs investigation: It may not be that you need a good food, but to exclude some food item(s) that may be causing frequent bowel movements, e.g., foods containing gluten. It is not feasible to provide meaningful advice without examining you and performing some tests. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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