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Bowel Movements 5 Times A Day
Had gall bladder removed 2 months ago. Have bowel movements 5-7 times a day which looks like flem most of the time. How do I stop it?
Loose Stools are a: potential problem after gallbladder removal. Many people do not notice any change. A small number of people may notice loose stools after surgery . The duration is variable. You may need to take a medication like Questran which helps to bind the bile which gets released a little more often after gallbladder surgery. See your surgeon who did your surgery to determine if you need this medication. ...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
Sulfur burps, headache, stomach pains and cramps, normal bowel movements but about 4-5 times a day, and vomiting. What is wrong and what can I do?
Stomach flu: Rest. Hydrate well enough to keep peeing. And rest some more. ...Read more
Is it normal to bowel movement only pebbles for a couple days, then have to bowel movement five times in one day?
Not usual, but...: although the pattern you described is not usual, some variation in the amount and frequency of bowel movements is not abnormal. As long as you're not having pain or bleeding, and as long as the stool consistency is fairly normal, I wouldn't worry. Increasing fiber in the diet will help regulate this. A fiber supplement each day, such as Metamucil, can help. Increasing fluid intake is also vital. ...Read more
My husband has been having frequent solid bowel movements for two weeks straight, sometimes 5 times a day. Is this a sign of a problem?
Bowel movements are always runny/mushy. I get cramps when I have to go and I go about 5 times a day. I don't feel the same after having son 3 yrs ago.
Have hope.: You can improve, so have hope. You need to get into your physician and be evaluated to make sure you do not have an inflammatory bowel disease. A colonoscopy, blood work, and stool studies may help in your evaluation. Dietary considerations can also help. Start on a good probiotic and keep a food journal and get in for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
I've bowel movement 3-5 times a day for some 8 years. BMI normal range but low. What can I do? Diet? medical exam? If yes, which medical speciality?
Family Doctor first: I would start with your family doctor for full physical exam and blood work. If your BMI is normal then I would simply pick a healthy eating plan with enough calories to maintain your current weight. You may need to see a gastroenterologist eventually, especially if there is a family history of any colon cancer. ...Read more
My3weeks old daugther cries during brestfeeding(she drinks 5-6 times and cries than again).I use nipple shield.She has several bowel movements per day?
See her doctor: Check with her doctor to make sure there is no physical problem causing this. A common cause is nasal obstruction or congestion which doesn't allow the baby to breathe well while breast feeding. If you hear mucous in her nose, use saline nose drops and a bulb suction to remove it. Also, make sure that your breast tissue is pulled back so she can breathe while nursing. ...Read more
I have been having bowel movements 6 times a day. Now my butthole hurts anything to do to help the pain?
Diarrhea my thoughts: How old are you. There are many causes of unformed stools including emotions, inflammation, parasites, allergies, infections obstructions and worse. Get help asap from your doctor to find the cause. It is better to turn off the tap then clean the water off the floor (proverb). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hurt my back a few weeks ago and my bowel movements have changed dramatically i e first three days after incident 6 7 times a day 5th day after inci?
Is it normal to have a bowel movement everytime after i eat something? I go to the bathroom 5-8 times a day
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