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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
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 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
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