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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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I go days without having a bowel movement. What kind of diet should I have? It's harder for me to lose weight?

Dr. Thomas Knecht
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I go days without having a bowel movement. What kind of diet should I have? It's harder for me to lose weight?

High fiber: Hi. You poor thing! That's miserable. Eat lots more fiber, and take psyllium with a lot of water before going to bed. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Valencia Porter
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
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If you having a bowel movement everyday can you lose weight from that?

Dr. Valencia Porter
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
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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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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Board Certified, Bariatrics
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When you have a bowel movement do you lose weight?

Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
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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

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
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I have a bowel movement just about everytime I eat, is that normal and could it help me lose weight?

Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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I have a bowel movement just about everytime I eat, is that normal and could it help me lose weight?

Yes, and no: Active bowel pattern: normal unless associated with pain, diarrhea (watery) stool, greasy stool or bleeding. Won't lose weight with it. ...Read more

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Dr. Forrest Jones
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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?

Dr. Forrest Jones
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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?

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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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
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Can damage of the end of the abdominal wall cause pain initially? Can it make a person loose weight and effect bowel movement? is constipation involve

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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Can damage of the end of the abdominal wall cause pain initially? Can it make a person loose weight and effect bowel movement? is constipation involve

Unclear. What do you: mean by "end of abdominal wall". As Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, sensation of pain signals from body to brain help prevent injury/death, yet there are many more complex interacting issues & mind/brain are dominant. Thus if mind interpretation of events changes decisions then all kinds of body behaviors change in response (including changes in eating/use-of-food/weight & bowel patterns). ...Read more

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Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Does losing weight cause sticky bowel movements?

Dr. Caroline Cribari
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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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Dr. Georgia Latham
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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40 m feeling full for a few months now , not losing any weight but feels like rock in stomach bloated. Help having more bowel movements?

Dr. Georgia Latham
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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40 m feeling full for a few months now , not losing any weight but feels like rock in stomach bloated. Help having more bowel movements?

H. pylori: H. pylori is a bacteria that can live in your stomach. It can cause all types of stomach problems and have unusual presentations. H. pylori frequently causes stomach bloating. If you have not been tested for H. pylori, you should talk to your doctor about it. It can be diagnosed with a simple blood test and it can be cured. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How much weight can you lose from a bowel movement?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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That is quite : Variable as it depends on the volume / weight of feces. ...Read more

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