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Ever since I had my colonoscopy about 1 month ago I have had ribbons (very soft) bowel movements. Before constipation.

Ever since I had my colonoscopy about 1 month ago I have had ribbons (very soft) bowel movements. Before constipation.

Colonoscopy: Hi, I think the normal flora of ur intestine has been disturbed with colonoscopy preparation, (we have good bugs living inside our guts) therefore I suggest adding Probiotic to your diet. If no improvement then see the doctor who has done the colonoscopy. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Having werid movement in stomache sometimes it feels like gas haven't had normal bowel movement in a week what could cause this?

Having werid movement in stomache sometimes it feels like gas haven't had normal bowel movement in a week what could cause this?

Constipation?: Contipation can cause gas to backup into your intestines. Bowel obstruction can also present with similar symptoms, but is much more dangerous. The cause of your constipation should be addressed. ...Read more

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My 16month old son has had black, big, round and thick hard bowel movements. It's almost like he's pooping black rounded rocks. What is this?

My 16month old son has had black, big, round and thick hard bowel movements. It's almost like he's pooping black rounded rocks. What is this?

Good food, probiotic: If your son overall looks good, appetite and activity are normal and his belly is not tender on pressing, then it is likely just constipation. It is quite common in kids. Give him Probonix probiotics (1 dropperful daily), some sweet potato and avocado. Stop gluten. Reduce milk. His bowels should get better in 2-4 days. If not, then contact his PCP. For severe symptoms, have him be seen asap. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for when I try and have a bowel movement it looks like off white tissue and my stomach has been giving me off and on pain??

What could be the cause for when I try and have a bowel movement it looks like off white tissue and my stomach has been giving me off and on pain??

Light stools: I always rule out hepatitis when I hear patients say light stools with stomach pains. Is your urine dark or skin looking yellow? Please go see a provider and possible blood and stool testing ...Read more

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What is the cause of bowel movement disorder like constipation, and what should I do?

What is the cause of bowel movement disorder like constipation, and what should I do?

Diet: In most cases, constipation is related to our not eating enough dietary fiber and/or not drinking enough fluid. Try a high fiber cereal like raisin bran, all bran, or fiber one and eat 1-2 portions every day. Drink enough water. When you feel the urge, evacuate without delay to avoid training your bowel to wait and lose its awareness. ...Read more

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What causes it to feel like a pressure in your stomach when you push on it. And you don't need to pass a bowel movement.

What causes it to feel like a pressure in your stomach when you push on it. And you don't need to pass a bowel movement.

Lots of different: Structures in the abdomen. It is normal to feel some pressure when pressing, call your doctor if the pressure becomes pain. Or if there is any fever. ...Read more

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Can gas bowel movement cause labor like contractions?

Can gas bowel movement cause labor like contractions?

Pelvic pain: Yes. Sometimes gas trapped inside the abdomen can cause severe pain, sometimes refered as being on labor. ...Read more

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What can cause me to feel nauseous and like I'm going to throw up during a bowel movement?

What can cause me to feel nauseous and like I'm going to throw up during a bowel movement?

Needs to be checked: Nausea during bowel movements can be due to constipation ,related to your diet and eating habits or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. We need more information about your eating habits, if your bowels are regular or not,if you have any abdominal pain ,if you are taking any laxatives or rx or over the counter medicines or vitamins etc.May need a GI Consult if it is constant every time . May need endo/colono ...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


Defecation (Definition)

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