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Cause Gritty Bowel Movement
Not to worry.: If this is just something that happens from time to time, it's likely related to something he/she is eating. Berries are very good at making poops gritty and sandy and difficult to clean. Poops come in all shapes and sizes and textures and as long as your little one is growing and feeling well, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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
Constipation: It sounds like your daughter is suffering from constipation. This can be very discomforting. You should encourage your daughter to start drinking more fluids. Water is good. Have her avoid sodas, juices (those are high in sugar contents). Veggies are great. Fruit, too. I would have her retrain her bowels with miralax (polyethylene glycol). Try before bedtime, 1/2 measuring cup at first. ...Read more
I only have a bowel movement once out twice a week. I've just recently asked someone their opinion and they said it wasn't normal. Any idea the cause?
Probably normal.: Some people have bm only once or twice per week. If this has been your normal pattern and you have no real symptoms no one but your doc can tell you it is not normal. Note to self, do not ask strangers for medical advice. ...Read more
Always feel faint during and after having a bowel movement. It doesn't get better until I lie down or sometime not at all. What causes it? B/P Normal.
Valsalva maneuver: Straining at defecation causes an abrupt drop in bp. Although you note that your BP is "normal", it's the fall in BP that causes dizziness and it's likely that yours falls with valsalva (straining) as does everyone's. Your lactose intolerance and IBS may have caused some volume contraction - you can counteract this by pushing fluids and liberalizing your salt intake. Good luck! ...Read more
Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested. If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, I will not worry about it, but if you have green stool persisting then consult your doctor. ...Read more
When: When feces transits too quickly through the colon, liquids are not reabsorbed which usually leads to a loose stool. Additionally because of the rapid movement through the large intestine there is not time for the bile salts to be metabolised, so they do not change from green to brown. Of course, eating green vegetables can also lead to green bowel movements. If you have a prolonged change in bowel habitus, this warrants medical examination. ...Read more
Great. Why question?: Stools dessicated, less mucus, diet changes, altered microbiota, altered GI transit? Need lots more information from you to place your question in context, but what you've described is not a bad thing. Here's maybe a helpful website: http://www. Howtowipeyourbutt. Com/ ...Read more
Early AM BM: It's probably normal. There may be a change in your physiology possibly due to getting older. You may be eating more regularly at the same time each day, possibly with more intake of bowel regulating high fiber foods. But if your bowel movement is loose associated with urgency, it could be irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more
Since having kids, I’ve noticed it takes longer or more wipes to wipe clean after a bowel movement. What cause this?
Sometimes I get the urge to have a bowel movement very suddenly & it quickly becomes very difficult, even painful, to hold it. Causes?
Gastro-colic reflex: Not an uncommon phenomenon, but consider: are your symptoms related to all foods or only some foods? Is the volume or temperature of food a factor? Do your symptoms occur with every meal or only later in the day? Do you have associated symptoms of nausea, vomiting (with or without blood), biliary colic, tenderness, stool urgency with meals, blood or melena in stool? Any stress recently? ...Read more
Almost every time I eat something, no matter what it is, I have to have a bowel movement within minutes of eating. What could be the cause of this?
This is called your: Gastrocolic reflex. You note problems with gas and diarrhea. If this is a chronic problem, please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Eval: I see constipation listed as one of your conditions. Dry, hard rough stool can abraid tissues when being passed - or can lead to hemorrhoids. Both can cause rectal bleeding. Fistuala, fissure, cancer or inflammatory or infections GI conditions can also cause bleeding recommend med eval. ...Read more
Hemorrhoid/fissure: As the stool passes through the rectum and the anus, it can irritate internal hemorrhoids if they are present, or create a 'cut' in the lining of the anus, called a fissure. Both can bleed, and be precipitated by passage of a large hard stool. ...Read more
They're connected: What goes in must come out. Large meals result in large stools; small meals result in small stools. ...Read more
Common problem: Various degrees of stool retention are common in childhood. It can be triggered simply if a kid decides not to poo when nature calls & then has a painful one the next day. Kids may begin retaining stools to avoid pain & gradually alter their intestine.At school age the kids want to avoid school bathrooms & continue the pbm. A complete eval by doc/xrays/6m+ of rx & it may improve. ...Read more
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 more
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