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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Abnormal Bowel Movements

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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


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Causes of sudden increase in bowel movements?

Lots: Any change in the bowel habits could be seriuos so the first thing to do is see a physician it could mean what your dietary habits are ie change , to pyscho social issues , ie anxiety and stress to interaction with people and jobs as the neuro GI is an emerging field , it could be again inflammatory or neoplastic reasons so please see a physician and dont ignore. ...Read more

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Are irregular bowel movements a sign of colon cancer?

Are irregular bowel movements a sign of colon cancer?

Possibly: There are many causes or irregular bowels. Dietary fiber, water being the most common. However, irregular ar bowels can be caused by inflammatory, infectios, or neoplastic causes (cancer). If it persists, see a colon and rectal surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is irregular bowel movement sign of colon problem?

Is irregular bowel movement sign of colon problem?

Sometimes...: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more

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What are causes of black bowel movements?

What are causes of black bowel movements?

GI bleeding: Black stools can be caused by GI bleeding, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) iron, kaopectate and licorice. Your doctor should be able to examine you and tell what the cause is. ...Read more

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What are the typical causes of painful bowel movements?

What are the typical causes of painful bowel movements?

Painful BMs: Painful and extremely painful bowel movements can be caused by hemorroids, anal fissure, proctitis, anorectal abscess, acute prostatitis and anal and rectal cancer the pain can vary from slight to extreme depending on how advance the condition is some other causes are crohns disease, ulcerative colitis and endometriosis. ...Read more

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What causes blood in a bowel movement?

What causes blood in a bowel movement?

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

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What causes dizziness after bowel movement?

What causes dizziness after bowel movement?

Dizziness: Hello, after a bowel movement, the body squeezes which causes a temporary shift in blood flow away from the brain. This is referred to as a valsalva maneuver. The dizziness should be short lived. If it persists, follow up with your doctor. Blood pressure checks, labs, and a careful examination may be needed. ...Read more

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Possible causes of involuntary movements/twitches?

Possible causes of involuntary movements/twitches?

Some causes: Hereditary dystonia, Tourette's, myoclonic jerks and myoclonic epilepsy, Parkinson's, Huntington's, post-traumatic reactions, tardive dykinesia, medication reactions. ...Read more

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What is a normal frequency of bowel movements?

What is a normal frequency of bowel movements?

Usually 1-2 per day.: There is quite a bit of variability, but 1-2 bowel movements per day is typical. If yours are less frequent, you may need to drink more water each day (8-10 glasses) or increase your intake of fruit & vegetable fiber. Finally, if you still have problems, see your doctor to make sure there are no other relevant intestinal issues. ...Read more

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What causes explosive bowel movements?

What causes explosive bowel movements?

Bowel movement: Explosive bowel movements are associated usually with some type of infection. They can be associated with, for example, lasctose intollerance. I would talk to a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of irritable bowel syndrome?

What are the causes of irritable bowel syndrome?

Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more

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What could cause small streak of blood in bowel movement?

What could cause small streak of blood in bowel movement?

Many causes: There are many causes. The straining due to constipation, hemorrhoids, small fissure. With age 64 and on asa may want to see your doctor for colonoscopy to evaluate for further causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes a bowel movement during sex?

What causes a bowel movement during sex?

Reasons....: Not evacuating before sex-you should do this. But the stimulation of the rectum/colon during sex, will increase colonic contraction, and hence, the need to evacuate! ...Read more

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What could cause frequent bowel movements that aren't diarrhea?

What could cause frequent bowel movements that aren't diarrhea?

Irritable bowel: Irritable bowel or colonic motility disorders can increase bowel movement frequency without diarrhea. Add fiber to your diet help regulate the frequency ...Read more

Defecation (Definition)

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


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more