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What would cause an amonia smell and an orange mucus with my bowel movement?

What would cause an amonia smell and an orange mucus with my bowel movement?

Possible Keriorrhea: Not sure but this may be due to consumption of indigestible wax esters found in fish or oil. If you had eaten fish or fish oil. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Ammonia like smell when deep breathing. And lightheadedness for 3 days all day without movement. No other symptoms. What could it be? Please.

Ammonia like smell when deep breathing. And lightheadedness for 3 days all day without movement. No other symptoms. What could it be? Please.

Working out: If you are working out too much or burning too much fat/protein due to diet or work out it may produce ketones that are breakdown products of fat/muscle. This can give the ammonia like odor. Starving can do it too.
Some fat burning supplements can also do this. Make sure you have some basic blood work for kidney and liver function testing done, because it is not normal to have the symptoms you do. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowl movement in a week im on complete tube feeds npo what can I do no pain?

I haven't had a bowl movement in a week im on complete tube feeds npo what can I do no pain?

Bowel movement: You really need to have a bowel movement, need to see your doctor to see if there is not any stool trapped in your intestines. ...Read more

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I don't know what's going on with my anus but her is the systoms ;Bowl movement, bleeding and hurts badly, a pulling feeling?

I don't know what's going on with my anus but her is the systoms ;Bowl movement, bleeding and hurts badly, a pulling feeling?

Anal Fissure: At your age, the most likely cause of your symptoms is an anal fissure, which is a tear in the anal lining. The pain and bleeding are associated with the movement and get better, but not completely, afterwards. The initial treatment is to manage stool consistency and regularity at first, using fiber and stool softeners, but if the symptoms persist, you may need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Why did I have a good bowl movement but it was full of bright red blood an know I can't go like every 3to 4 days but very little?

Why did I have a good bowl movement but it was full of bright red blood an know I can't go like every 3to 4 days but very little?

Please see doctor!: If you've had bright red blood in your stool, it really needs to be investigated. You could have bleeding hemorrhoids and constipation which aggravates them -- but you could also have other kinds of bleeding growths in your colon too. Bleeding higher up would more often be dark in color. Please don''t delay seeing your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I just had a baby and it's like I have to make a bowl movement but its so painful that I can't use da bathroom what is causing that?

I just had a baby and it's like I have to make a bowl movement but its so painful that I can't use da bathroom what is causing that?

Episiotomy repair.: You state that you just had a baby but you don't state how long ago that was! If you had a episiotomy (surgical cutting of your perineum) it may not have fully healed and you should be on stool softeners so that you don't push hard to pass stool. Speak to your OB. ...Read more

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Can't have a bowl movement unless I drink a tea that makes me go every night. Without it it takes bout 3-4 days before I can go and it's harder to go.

Can't have a bowl movement unless I drink a tea that makes me go every night. Without it it takes bout 3-4 days before I can go and it's harder to go.

Osmotic laxative: Try using an osmotic laxative like Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350) Begin with every other day and adjust the dose as needed. At the same time fortify your bowel bacteria with natural probiotics like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchee or kfir. You should see improvement within several weeks. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Took a little too much Metamucil at first, my body wasn't used to the big bowl movement, I tore something and I can't heal because of my bowl movements?

Took a little too much Metamucil at first, my body wasn't used to the big bowl movement, I tore something and I can't heal because of my bowl movements?

Anal fissure: It sounds like you caused a split in the skin in the anal area. Most anal fissures will heal within 1-2 weeks but some may not heal quickly and require more aggressive treatment. Usual recommendations include sits baths, stool softeners. If having pain Nupercainal ointment will help. Would continue Metamucil in smaller doses or increase fiber in diet. If not better in 2 wks>>see physician ...Read more

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How concerned should I be if there is a hint of blood in my bowl movement? And where do I go if I don't have insurance because I can't afford it?

How concerned should I be if there is a hint of blood in my bowl movement? And where do I go if I don't have insurance because I can't afford it?

Depends on hist/age.: A small amount of blood w/o abdominal pain or fever in an otherwise healthy 39yo is usually not an emergency and often due to benign causes such as fissures or hemorrhoids. It depends greatly on physical exam, medical & family history, and diet. I would seek medical care within 2 wks if bleeding continues or sooner if bleeding worsens. ...Read more

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So sometimes I don't have a bowl movement for 2-3 days on the thrid or even second day I push and make myself have one is this bad usually bleed w/ hem?

So sometimes I don't have a bowl movement for 2-3 days on the thrid or even second day I push and make myself have one is this bad usually bleed w/ hem?

Help yourself: Some people's bms cycle every several days, but they are usually not so hard as to cause pain / bleeding. You should use a stool softener daily (miralax (polyethylene glycol) is easy to use, dissolves into most liquids w/o grit or taste) to keep things moving more easily. If pain/bleed doesn't stop, need to see GI for closer look. ...Read more

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Can't pass bowl movement. Take stool softened and have dierria pains still in left side back what to do?

Work from below: When you have a strong urge to have a bowel movement and can't, work from below. Try inserting a glycerin rectal suppository or a dulcolax suppository. If this is unsuccessful, administer a fleets enema. You could also try a low tap water enema. If these fail you may have to be manually disimpacted by a professional especially if you have abdominal discomfort or distension. ...Read more

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Why would I see corn in my bowl movement only an hour after eating it? I haven't eaten corn in a week before today then had it for supper tonight.

Why would I see corn in my bowl movement only an hour after eating it? I haven't eaten corn in a week before today then had it for supper tonight.

Likely from week ago: The transit time for corn and such fiber like food particles is usually several days to a week. It is common to see retained corn kernels in the colon (large bowl) during colonoscopy in patients undergoing the exam after they have not eaten for 1-2 days and have done a bowl preparation that causes marked diarrhea. The corn you see was more likely that you ate a week ago not the same day. ...Read more

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My infant won't make a bowl movement unless I stick a thermometer in her rectum and move it around. Is this normal? How do I get her to go on her own?

My infant won't make a bowl movement unless I stick a thermometer in her rectum and move it around. Is this normal? How do I get her to go on her own?

Bowel Movements: She will go on her own when she is ready to go. The biggest mistake we as parents make is thinking our babies have to go everyday. If you keep stimulating her with the thermometer, she will get to the point she will only go when she has that stimulus. So stop doing that. Some babies go multiple times a day, some go everyday, some go once a week. Adults do that too. Be patient. ...Read more

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Not being able to have a bowl movement due to hemorrhoid ok well I had a hemorrhoid and I wasn't able to have bowl movements. Now it's going away and I have had a few bowl movements but after my last one 4 days ago I can't have one because the pain is unb

Not being able to have a bowl movement due to hemorrhoid ok well I had a hemorrhoid and I wasn't able to have bowl movements. Now it's going away and I have had a few bowl movements but after my last one 4 days ago I can't have one because the pain is unb

Hello.: Hello. Your abdominal pain may be do your constipation. As stool backs up in your colon, it can become distended and uncomfortable. The lump in your vagina sounds like a possible rectocoele. It can occur when there is weakness the area between the rectum and vagina. As a rectocoele enlarges it can interfere with the process of passing stool. Small rectoceles may not be very problematic. You don't need emergency evaluation. However, if it becoming symptomatic you should be evaluated. Rectocoeles sometimes require surgical repair. ...Read more

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Why am IV having green bowl movement?

Why am IV having green bowl movement?

Bile: The green color is likely caused by bile, which is normally found in your intestine. Usually green stool is seen with diarrhea. There are many causes of diarrhea. ...Read more

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What causes Nauseous during bowl movement?

What causes Nauseous during bowl movement?

Not normal: It's not normal be become nauseated by having a bowel movement so evaluation of an underlying disorder is indicated. ...Read more

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I have anal leakage after a bowl movement how to cure this?

I have anal leakage after a bowl movement how to cure this?

Incontinence: Start with trying to increase fiber in your diet to bulk up the stool. This can be helpful. Anal leakage is often a problem with weak anal sphincter muscles. If you have a GI nearby that specializes in motility studies they may be able to use biofeedback training to strengthen the sphincter muscles. Also, there is a medication solesta that can be injected in the area of the anal sphincter. ...Read more

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Blood from the rectem bright red, does not come out with bowl movement

Blood from the rectem bright red, does not come out with bowl movement

Blood per rectum: To assess the urgency of this I would want to know if you have pain, dizziness, heart palpitations. If you feel you can wait till monday then you may want to go to your family physician to begin figuring this out. If you feel any chest pain or palpitations and if the bleeding is not stopping going to the er may be a good choice tonight. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower colon after a bowl movement. I did hold it for a day?

Pain in the lower colon after a bowl movement. I did hold it for a day?

Stop doing that!: Chronic constipation will bring about some potentially serious issues. Drink more fluids, eat more whole grains like bran, and see your doctor if you're not having a soft/formed bm daily. ...Read more

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A get vertigo and soon after a have to make a bowl movement is this alright?

A get vertigo and soon after a have to make a bowl movement is this alright?

Feeling faint?: Do you feel faint or dizzy while having BM? How about with just urinating? One thought is micturition syncope. ...Read more

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Is it normal to become really nauseated right before having a bowl movement?

Is it normal to become really nauseated right before having a bowl movement?

Not normal: Suggesting incomplete/ early vasovagal syncope through straining. Reviewing your meds it appears to me that you may have constipation also. ...Read more

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What can I do for hemroids, I have two that are big and make it hard to have a bowl movement.

What can I do for hemroids, I have two that are big and make it hard to have a bowl movement.

See a doctor: Or a surgeon for evaluation to see what treatment options are for the hemorrhoid veins. Avoid constipation and straining too long at the toilet. ...Read more

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Why do I only have a bowl movement once a week? & is it bad? Could it cause lower rib pain?

Why do I only have a bowl movement once a week? & is it bad? Could it cause lower rib pain?

Bowel movements: Once a week BM means a very sluggish transit time in your gut. It can cause pain. Please start w/seeing your doctor. He/she MAY refer you to a gastroenterologist. Natural help can be w/probiotics but see doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Every time I have a bowl movement my hemerroids burst. My excrements are soft. What should I do?

Be evaluated: Have a physician evaluate you to make sure that you have hemorrhoids. Then ask about best method to remove them. Such as surgery, banding or medical management. ...Read more

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My 22 months old son has had a fever for 24hours and hasn't had a bowl movement in about 3 days what do I do?

My 22 months old son has had a fever for 24hours and hasn't had a bowl movement in about 3 days what do I do?

Have him evaluated: If the fever is greater than 102, you might want to have his pediatrician evaluate him.

Bowel movements aren't as important n an illness as wet diapers. That will measure if he is sufficiently hydrated.

If no bm, can try prune juice. Probably not a big enough problem yet to start a medicine. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat like breakfast, lunch and dinner im always in the bathroom having a bowl movement is this normal/?

Maybe: Many people have an exaggerated gastro-colic reflex. There is no "normal" number of bowel movements. If the stools are very loose or bloody, you are in pain or you are losing weight it can be a sign of an underlying food allergy or intolerance or other condition and you should mention it to your physician. ...Read more

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I am taking mebiz sr 1 tablet twice a day due to irregular bowl movement. How many days can I take? Any side effects?

I am taking mebiz sr 1 tablet twice a day due to irregular bowl movement. How many days can I take? Any side effects?

Let me advise: Gastrointestinal disturbances. Heart burn dizziness. Dyspepsia,
hepatic impairment. Renal impairment. Heart failure. Ischemic heart disease.
Adult: 405 mg / day in 3- divided doses to be taken 20 minutes before meals. Dose can be gradually reduced after 1 week if sufficient response happen. ...Read more

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When I had a bowl movement this morning, there was blood in it and it turned the toilet water pink. Should I be concerned?

When I had a bowl movement this morning, there was blood in it and it turned the toilet water pink. Should I be concerned?

Probably not.: At the age of 23, the chances of there being a serious cause of your bleeding is small, particularly if it is bright red and resolves quickly. If it persists, however, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been bloated for almost a week but it gets worse after bowl movement and it gets much worse once I start to walk how come?

I have been bloated for almost a week but it gets worse after bowl movement and it gets much worse once I start to walk how come?

Many reasons: Make sure you are not Constipated.
If not try to pay attention what food causes Bloating sensation. Do you have Gallstone?
If cannot figure out Try elimination diet;
Milk and all Dairy products for a month.
And then Eat Gluten free diet.
But before that you may have to see your doctor for getting examined and doing proper blood work if necessary. ...Read more

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I switched my baby's formula from similac sensitive to alimentum 48hrs ago he just had a bowl movement it was black, is something wrong?

I switched my baby's formula from similac sensitive to alimentum 48hrs ago he just had a bowl movement it was black, is something wrong?

Formula change/BM ch: A lot of babies will have darker bms on alimentum, if it was balck and tarry you should tkae your baby in to see her pediatrician. If the baby is acitng well and does not have any other problems it is probably okay and form the alimentum itself. ...Read more

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Everything I eat causes me to have a bowl movement. For examples if I eat 5 meals a day I will have 5 bowl movements a day. Is this normal?

Everything I eat causes me to have a bowl movement. For examples if I eat 5 meals a day I will have 5 bowl movements a day. Is this normal?

Can happen: Man people do have a bowel movement after every meal. If the stool is not loose, this is not a problem. If the stool is loose, this could be irritable bowel syndrome. Keep track of what you eat and see if particular things, like dairy or fruit, bother you more. ...Read more

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I get a sour smell from my rectum. I shower but I still get it. I also wipe constantly when I have a bowl movement and it will still be there later.

I get a sour smell from my rectum. I shower but I still get it. I also wipe constantly when I have a bowl movement and it will still be there later.

See your doctor.: You may have anything from a diet-related condition to a yeast infection to a metabolic disorder. You could try eating fruits and vegetables for 3-4 days to see if that helps. See your doctor to get an H&P and diagnostic tests. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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After getting up & a normal bowl movement about an hour later after 2-3 cups of coffee and breakfast within minutes I have diarea coffee like grounds?

After getting up & a normal bowl movement about an hour later after 2-3 cups of coffee and breakfast within minutes I have diarea coffee like grounds?

Stimulant: Coffee is a stimulant that can affect the GI tract. Many people would cut back to a half cup of coffee and take a psyillium fiber supplement like metamucil. If the problems persists, it is advisable to see your doctor in person. ...Read more

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Can gas cause testical pain I haven't had a good bowl movement in a week?

Can gas cause testical pain I haven't had a good bowl movement in a week?

Yes: Gas and or constipation can cause testicular pain. Make sure you get a lot of fluids and fiber to help you have a bowel movement. If your symptoms continue, get into see your physician. ...Read more

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While takin a bowl movement white stuff that didn't seem like cum came out after I got done peeing?

While takin a bowl movement white stuff that didn't seem like cum came out after I got done peeing?

Here are some. ..: No one has ever been born with all organs perfectly working in their designated function. Likewise, the glands of male sex organs may be born imperfect resulting in some defect in their sphincter so that some fluid from Cowper's glands or even seminal vesicles may be expressed out by bowel movement during straining defecation. The men with such have to cope with it with no cure. But, make sure. .. ...Read more