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What if your bowel movements ate small white tissue looking?

What if your bowel movements ate small white tissue looking?

Bowel movements: It's tough to answer clearly without seeing it. However, it's sounds like you may be seeing mucus that could be present in infection, inflammation, and even irritable bowel syndrome. ...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 am always full but feel no urge for a bowel movement, and only produce small movements when I do?

I am always full but feel no urge for a bowel movement, and only produce small movements when I do?

Water & fiber: You should drink 8-10 full glasses of water each day, and more if you sweat during the day. Mild dehydration is under-appreciated as the cause of constipation. Next, make sure you increase your intake of natural fruit & vegetable fibers. If this still doesn't work, talk to you doctor about starting an over-the-counter stool softener or glycerin suppository. Rarely intestinal tumors cause this. ...Read more

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When I do have a bowel movement which is only once a week there seems to be some sort of white small flakes of something in it?

When I do have a bowel movement which is only once a week there seems to be some sort of white small flakes of something in it?

BMs: It is advisable to try to have bms oftener than once per week. Have you tried to increase your fiber in your diet with more fruits and vegetables, or use psyllium seeds or white chia seeds daily, drink adequate water, take probiotics e.g. Live, active yogurt. Hard to tell about your white flake question. Be sure to get check ups to be sure you are healthy. ...Read more

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I'm having crazy bowel movements when I go it comes out like small flakes in one go and quite quick aswell been like that for two weeks now ?

I'm having crazy bowel movements when I go it comes out like small flakes in one go and quite quick aswell been like that for two weeks now ?

Altered BM: Any sudden but persistent change in bowel habit should be evaluated. If you have had a significant change in your diet or exercise routine, that might be the cause...Or if you have recently started or stopped a medication or supplement. Recent respiratory or other illness could contribute as well. See your doctor to check for anatomical concerns. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days and i had one today but it was very small. & i keep feeling like I have to go but nothing comes. Could something be wrong with my intestines.

I haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days and i had one today but it was very small. & i keep feeling like I have to go but nothing comes. Could something be wrong with my intestines.

Constipation,: Many reasons for bowel irregularity. Eating high fiber food ( fresh veges and fruits daily) drinking plenty of water and regular exercise helps regularize the bm may take stool softener like senna, colase, or laxative like exlax or mom;now if you are unable to pass stool. You can add psylium husk or fiber tablet daily if cannot eat high fiber food. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is another option if this is chronic. ...Read more

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What could cause small streak of blood in bowel movement?

What could cause small streak of blood in bowel movement?

Many causes: There are many causes. The straining due to constipation, hemorrhoids, small fissure. With age 64 and on asa may want to see your doctor for colonoscopy to evaluate for further causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 13 month old has hard balls when having a bowel movement. What can I give to help?

My 13 month old has hard balls when having a bowel movement. What can I give to help?

Constipation: With constipated kids, i always recommend starting with increasing the fiber in their diet (bran cereal, oatmeal, etc) and daily prune juice. Other juices, such as apple juice, can help too. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in my lower abdoman? Pain all day, small amount of bowel movement.

What can cause pain in my lower abdoman? Pain all day, small amount of bowel movement.

Hello. : Hello. If you are severely constipated or obstipated, it can be a cause for abdominal pain. Recommend that you drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water, have at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day, avoid junk food and make sure you have plenty of fiber in your diet. In the mean time you may need to take a laxative. If you develop severe abdominal pain, you should be urgently evaluated. ...Read more

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I am finding small traces of blood on my tissue when I have a bowel movement. Should i worry?

I am finding small traces of blood on my tissue when I have a bowel movement. Should i worry?

It depends : If blood in the stoll is red, it may be from a hemorrhoid. This needs to be evaluated and treated, but is fairly common. If the blood or stool is darker (black) and has a 'tar-like' appearance, it is more indicative of a bleed in the upper areas of the GI tract. This is more significant and needs more prompt evaluation and treatment. ...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