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When you have a bowel movement do you lose weight?

When you have a bowel movement do you lose weight?

Yes: Technically yes but it's an insinsible loss, much like sweating or urinating. It is not weight loss in the true sense of losing fat. From this prespective, every time you eat or drink you gain weight. This is why a persons weight varies throughout the day. The best way to probably weigh yourself is to weigh in the morning after using the bathroom and before eating. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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If you having a bowel movement everyday can you lose weight from that?

If you having a bowel movement everyday can you lose weight from that?

You should BM daily: It is normal and healthy to have at least one bowel movement daily. Bms are a way to eliminate undigested food material, toxins and waste from the body. One should not use bowel movements as a weight loss method. If you have unexplained weight loss you should check in with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Myths&facts about bowel movement*? Like, is it ok to force self to go*? Do you actually lose weight if u go after a meal? What to look out for?

Myths&facts about bowel movement*? Like, is it ok to force self to go*? Do you actually lose weight if u go after a meal? What to look out for?

Wt loss stool only: Best for your bowels: plenty fluids, regular physical activity, avoiding eating a lot of foods that slow bowels, like fatty, high sugar, empty calorie snacks & a lot of cheese & meat. And eating plenty fiber-rich foods - fruits, & especially vegetables. No surprise, right? Straining is not good, & can lead to hemorrhoids & painful fissures. Regular laxatives also not good. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Does losing weight cause sticky bowel movements?

Does losing weight cause sticky bowel movements?

Rapid weight Loss: It could be pancreatitis. Rapid weight loss can lead to pancrea titis, which results and having malabsorption of fat. This can lead to school with gooey texture, bad smell and usually abdominal pain. It would be a good idea to call your doctor this weekend and discuss if evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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Thought I had a bowel movement. Turned out it was a clear-whitish jelly like substance come out. Not much. No pain did lose some weight. Do I worry?

Thought I had a bowel movement. Turned out it was a clear-whitish jelly like substance come out. Not much. No pain did lose some weight. Do I worry?

Mucous: Is normal. Seen quite often in irritable bowel syndrome. Did you have anal inter course? Did you have blood. If continues with sensation of needing to defecate see your doctor as could be sign also of proctitis aka rectal inflammation. ...Read more

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How much weight can you lose from a bowel movement?

That is quite: Variable as it depends on the volume / weight of feces. ...Read more

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How much weight can you lose having a bowel movement?

How much weight can you lose having a bowel movement?

Potentially a lot: It depends on much feces your intestines are filled with. An obstipated person might pass a significant amount of stool once the flow gets going. ...Read more

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I've been on weight watchers for 2 months now and I have a bowel movement once a week. Is this normal?

Possibly normal: Once a week bowel movements is unusual but not unheard of. As stool stays in the colon longer, the water is absorbed and the stool becomes hard, sometimes so hard that it cannot be passed with a normal bowel movement. So if you abdomen is not distended, you are not having abdominal pain, the stool is soft when you go, and you feel that you have emptied, once a week could be normal for you. ...Read more

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Red corn in lose bowel movement.... Did not eat anything red. What could cause this. Have not been feeling well past few days either.

Red corn in lose bowel movement.... Did not eat anything red. What could cause this. Have not been feeling well past few days either.

See a doctor: Redness in the stool can be due to several things. Obviously, red food/drink can do it. The most important thing to determine is whether or not the redness is due to bleeding in your intestines. Bleeding in the intestine has many causes, including. Infections, Bright red bleeding often means bleeding is from the lower tracts of the intestine (inc. Colon). And If you feel ill call doc or go to ER ...Read more

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Losing the sensation to pass urine & have a bowel movement I cant really tell its not the same as before what could be wrong with me?

Losing the sensation to pass urine & have a bowel movement I cant really tell its not the same as before what could be wrong with me?

See below: It seems that you are losing the sensation of the nerves that causes the function of those sphincters. With shooting pains down the leg is important you have an MRI of the lower spine with contrast to determine if there is anything pressing on those nerves ...Read more

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Why do I have normal bowel movements then lose ones all of a sudden? Is it something I am eating? Color will vary from brown to yellowish.

Yes: Food and food habit dictates first.....Then we will think about other diseases, gall bladeder, pancreas, alcohol, infection, colon polyp, crohn's.......... ...Read more

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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?

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?

See a doctor!: Yeah, go see a doctor! Online chat will not confirm anything. Any night sweats? Fatigue? Nausea? See a doc and have some labs run! ...Read more

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Well I keep having lose bowel movements after I have certain food what is this caused by?

Well I keep having lose bowel movements after I have certain food what is this caused by?

What food?: You could have an intolerance to that food, which expresses as loose bowel movements. The gut is one of the first places such responses show up. Other symptoms (maybe later) might be fatigue, drowsiness, bloating, body aches and pains, etc -- signs of inflammation. See your doctor for an evaluation and work towards diagnosis. This can rule out other causes of diarrhea needing treatment. ...Read more

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My bowel movements smell much worse then they did a year ago. I have gained weight due to preg. Not sure if its related. They never use to smell bad?

My bowel movements smell much worse then they did a year ago. I have gained weight due to preg. Not sure if its related. They never use to smell bad?

It is normal: The feces smell is variable and is dependent on many factors. Like the type if food you consume and if you are taking any meds or supplements. But there are some medical conditions which can cause foul smelling stools1 celiac disease2inflammatory bowel disease3gastrornteritis4lactose intolerance. To name a few. If it is persistent check it with your doctor. ...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