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Could strong bowel movements cause problems with my renal stent?

Could strong bowel movements cause problems with my renal stent?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that constipation would affect a renal stent. Constipation is more likely to lead to painful anal fissures and bleeding hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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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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I had a stent placed in my ureter and I haven't had a bowel movement for 2 days now?

I had a stent placed in my ureter and I haven't had a bowel movement for 2 days now?

Not related to stent: A ureteral stent is placed to relieve obstruction in the kidney/ureter. Constipation may result from pain medicine or anti-spasm medications given during or after the procedure ...Read more

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What type of bowel movements should be expected with a stent put in for colon cancer ?

Depends on location: If the obstruction being treated if up in the colon and successfully opens up the blockage, the bowel movements may be normal. If the stent is in the rectum, close to the anus, the stools will likely be more thin than normal. ...Read more

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Can a coccyx that curves inward cause problems when trying to have a bowel movement?

Can a coccyx that curves inward cause problems when trying to have a bowel movement?

Unlikely: If you have a coccyx that is curved in, then short of any injury/fracture it has probably been that way since you were born. So unless you have always had problems, it is probably from another cause. Consider further work up. ...Read more

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How is excess bowel movement caused by digestion problems?

How is excess bowel movement caused by digestion problems?

They're connected: What goes in must come out. Large meals result in large stools; small meals result in small stools. ...Read more

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Ive had a hysterectomy removing all but my ovaries, I have a cystocele can this cause problems with having regular bowel movements?

Ive had a hysterectomy removing all but my ovaries, I have a cystocele can this cause problems with having regular bowel movements?

Here are some ...: Analyzing the sequence of events specifically in relation with the function of urination and BM before & after simple total hysterectomy without ovarian removal will get a glimpse & suspicion of its potential negative impacts, which may be expected but widely vary among individuals in severity. So, with these in mind, seek pro-evaluation to duduce possible clinical significance for reasonable Rx. ...Read more

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Can having a fibroid on the posterior of the uterus cause problems with bowel movements?

Can having a fibroid on the posterior of the uterus cause problems with bowel movements?

Yes: If the fibroid is large and compressing the colon or rectum it can cause problems with bowel movements. Schedule a visit with an Obgyn for an examination and ultrasound. ...Read more

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I've never had problems with bowel movements before. Yesterday I did not know I had to poop until I felt it running down my leg. What causes this?

I've never had problems with bowel movements before. Yesterday I did not know I had to poop until I felt it running down my leg. What causes this?

Stool incontinence: could be serious and definitely embarassing problem. Most likely it is caused by defective sensory mechanism of anal sphincter. Consult with a colo-rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Could a bowel movement in sleep, that does not wake you, be caused by stress or psychiatric problems? Or what is the chance it is nocturnal seizure?

Could a bowel movement in sleep, that does not wake you, be caused by stress or psychiatric problems? Or what is the chance it is nocturnal seizure?

Do you mean that you: had loss of your sphincter so while sleeping? If that is the case, you need to be evaluated for diarrhea, gastrointestinal diseases, neurological illness including multiple sclerosis, and others. Please don't wait! ...Read more

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What causes bowel movements during a late cycle?

Normal digestion: normal ingestion of foods and normal digestive persistalisis. ...Read more

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Haven't made bowel movements in 4 days.What could be the problem?

What's your normal?: "normal" bowel frequency in america ranges from 3 stools daily to one every 3 to 4 days. Many patients have some variability. If your normal is every 4 days, then no worries. If your norm is 4x/day, then maybe you have cause for concern. Lots of things alter how fast your GI tract empties--obstruction, dysmotilities, infection, malabsorption/maldigestion, metabolic issues, irritable bowel, more. ...Read more

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What causes a bowel movement to be greenish in color? No more details

What causes a bowel movement to be greenish in color? No more details

When : When feces transits too quickly through the colon, liquids are not reabsorbed which usually leads to a loose stool. Additionally because of the rapid movement through the large intestine there is not time for the bile salts to be metabolised, so they do not change from green to brown. Of course, eating green vegetables can also lead to green bowel movements. If you have a prolonged change in bowel habitus, this warrants medical examination. ...Read more

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I have had sticky bowel movements for the past month. What causes this?

I have had sticky bowel movements for the past month. What causes this?

Mucus discharge: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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I haven't a normal bowel movement in a few months. What could be the cause of this?

GI and Diet eval: I recommend you get a thorough evaluation by a GI doctor (r/o ibs = irritable bowel syndrome, gluten intollerance, etc), then consider seeing someone to determine if you are having other food reactions. Be honest about all eating behaviors. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more


Defecation (Definition)

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