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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?

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 (cholestyramine) 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

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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Is it normal to bowel movement only pebbles for a couple days, then have to bowel movement five times in one day?

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

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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?

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?

Not really: If his bowel movements are solid, and there are no other symptoms, he is probably just eating a high fiber diet. The warning signs are loose stool and other issues like fever, abdominal pain, etc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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How many times a day should I have a bowel movement?

How many times a day should I have a bowel movement?

Depends: More than three per day, or fewer than one every three days, or if they are difficult, suggests a problem. Beyond this, everything you'll be told is folklore / superstition. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a bowel movement 1 to 4 times a day sometimes less?.

Is it normal to have a bowel movement 1 to 4 times a day sometimes less?.

Normal depends on u: Sometimes people move their bowels everyday. Some people move their bowels less. Some more. People and their bowels are pretty unique and things can change with stress levels, diet, exercise, etc. Normal is a pretty broad term when it comes to bowels. ...Read more

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For years now i only have bowel movement once a day. But i struggle at times.

1/day-normal.constip: Bm daily is normal. May need more fluid, fiber, activity. Meds, diet, mood, activity can all affect. Prior surgery, pregnancy, childbirth (vaginal or csection) can affect. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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