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Bowel Movements Small Pieces
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 bowel movements this am? 1 normal color and shape. 2nd softer and lighter brown and 3rd a lot of small pieces? Inconsistent lately- diet? Gastritis?
Probably normal: It seems it is related to what you ate and there is nothing abnormal. As long as there are no loose stools, no fever, no abdominal pain, no nausea;vomiting you do not have to worry and these three stools are nothing to be concerned about. But if it persists or you get other symptoms than consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I"m having severe pain on my left side & will not stop. i haven't had a complete bowel movement in about 2 weeks,when I do its very small & bloody?
Lost a lot of weight and have minimal bowel movements for almost two months. I have a very small appetite. What could this be? Is this a big concern?
I feel a lot of pressure on my bottom! aneed to habe a bowel movement, but I go and only a small amount comes out. And the urge and pressure is still there!?
Might eating very small amounts throughout the day cause very few bowel movements or constipation?
Depends: As long as u include fruits, veggies & fiber it should help. Also u must remain well hydrated. The lower bowel or colon reabsorbs fluid from the toll & if ur body says hey i need water, the colon is going 2 respond by extracting more water & make u more constipated. Well hydrated can b seen in ur urine. If it is dark u need water, hydrate until almost clear. Dietitian consult would b a good idea. ...Read more
Have had mucousy bowel movements for a week. Should i be concerned? Small ones often and with some stomache pain.
IBS...: Mucousy bowel movements associated with cramps are frequently a sign of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). In the absence of any other symptoms there is probably no reason for concern. However, if you have fever, chills, night sweats, blood in the stools nausea, vomiting or just don't feel well then see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Im having pain passing bowel movements (some small amounts of blood normal colour)will psyllium husk help? what can I do?
Delayed transit through small intestines into large intestines symptoms? I have lower rt pain on & off for wks. I usually have 1 bowel movement a day.
I had a laparoscopic hysterectomy on August 27. Have been recently having bowel issues and haven't had a bowel movement in 5 days(that was a small ). ?
Unrelated : Four months later it is unlikely that this is related to the hysterectomy unless you have some post-op adhesions which could cause a partial obstruction. That would usually cause some pain too. Try starting with increased fluids and fiber. Many GI doctors recommend Miralax (polyethylene glycol). If this doesn't help, talk to your primary care provider. ...Read more
Constipated but still have small bowel movements with a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Could I be impacted?
Possible : You could check yourself with a glove to find out . Try NaturalCalmcan get on internet it's a magnesium product you can titrate till you pass the lumps . Be sure they come out because diarrhea will pass an obstruction . Then when clean you cN back odd untilyou have banana shaped stool without straining ...Read more
Stomsch pain and bloating for 4 days. Small irregular bowel movements. Took herba-lax and barely worked. What now?
Fiber laxative: You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more
The past week Have noticed that i am using the loo more frequently,bowel movement almost every two hours, small amounts of stool being passed?
Ate a pretty big slice of watermelon, next day had bowel movement and saw small red pieces in parts of my stool. Is the watermelon the cause of this?
Red spots: You would have to ingest a very large amount of watermelon fiber for red objects to appear in the toilet bowl. If there is any doubt that the spots were from blood, your physician can easily test a stool specimen in his office and detect blood. If the test is negative,I would rest assured. ...Read more
This morning i had some small red pieces and chunks in my stool, I have been having loose bowel movements for 2 days, i ate tomato and onionpizza last?
Wait: This doesn't sound like blood in your stool but rather chunks of undigested food due to rapid transit through the digestive tract. Blood is unlikely to appear in chunks. See your md if things change. ...Read more
I had a small amount of blood on my toilet paper after a bowel movement. I am only 17 years old. What do I do?
Presumptive fissure : If this is a one time occurrence and associated with straining or a large BM, it is most likely a small fissure or tear of the anal tissue from overstretching or hemorrhoid. Use stool softeners and increase fiber foods like Fruit & Veg and it will heal. If associated with diarrhea, weight loss or fever, or recurrent problems more than a few days, make appt for evaluation. ...Read more
I take plenty fiber, plenty water, several small meals but I have nearly 1 bowel movement daily. Is that normal?
It sounds normal BUT: Frequency of bowel movements varies from person to person. Having bowl movements once a day, several times a day or once every few days can be normal. What is important is if there has been a change from your normal bowel movement frequency. Changes can be due to changes in diet, stress or underlying illness. If you have had a change in bowel frequency that persists you need to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do Anal fissures heal on their own? I think I have a small one, it only hurts if you touch it or when I have bowel movements.
Anal fissures: Yes, they typically heal on their own. Try to keep the rectal area scrupulously clean. Using a sitz bath after bm can help with that level of cleanliness. Moist towelettes are another option. Keep bm soft. Avoid touching with fingers so you can limit the amount of extra bacteria introduced, though that area already has exposure to bacteria from body waste. Small fissures rarely need surgery. ...Read more
Anal bleeding every bowel movement for nearly a month. Amount has been increasing every one. Can feel small bump on rectum. What should I do?
I felt two small bubbles of skin when wiping after a bowel movement. No pain and nothing else unusual. Is this hemroids? How do I treat if so?
Hemorrhoids: This sounds like hemorrhoids - but can''t be certain without visualization. It is not the only thing that can present in this manner. If it is hemorrhoids then suggest you drink at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day to help keep feces moist. Get in good dietary fiber - at least 5 servings of vegetable & 4 of fruit per day. Stay physically active. If in doubt your physician can eval. ...Read more
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