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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Frequent Bowel Movements

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Does caffeine cause more frequent bowel movements?

Does caffeine cause more frequent bowel movements?

Yes: Caffeine increases the speed of transit through the bowel. It increases bowel movements. But caffeine alone will not adequately treat constipation. ...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


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What could be causing my frequent bowel movements in a morning and then ending in diarrhoea ie loose watery stools?

What could be causing my frequent bowel movements in a morning and then ending in diarrhoea ie loose watery stools?

Is this new?: Change in bowell habits, with watery stools needs a diagnostic work up. See your health care provider. ...Read more

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Can insufficinet sleep cause nausea, bloating, and cramps? Can it also cause more frequent bowel movements?

Yes: Lack of sleep or poor quality sleep has been linked to a number of gastrointestinal complaints, including those that you described above. There are some studies on patients with irritable bowel syndrome in particular and sleep time less than 6 hours. ...Read more

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Can the fiber in kellong's raisin bran cause gas, frequent bowel movements, and other stomach issues? Every time i tried to eat today i got nauseous.

Can the fiber in kellong's raisin bran cause gas, frequent bowel movements, and other stomach issues? Every time i tried to eat today i got nauseous.

Yes.: Some people are more sensitive to fiber than others and some people have bacteria that love fiber causing gas, bloating, and loose stools. The nausea does not fit. Try stopping it to see if it goes away. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause frequent bowel movements? More than 3 a day ?

Yes: One of the characteristics of IBS is variability of bowel movements. But without other symptoms, going frequently through the day can be normal ...Read more

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What could be causing frequent bowel movements?

What could be causing frequent bowel movements?

Need more info.: There are so many possible causes that i can't list them all here; without more information on other symptoms, i can't narrow it down for you. I'd suggest seeing the doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have frequent bowel movements? Too much roughage?

What could be causing me to have frequent bowel movements? Too much roughage?

Too much roughage: Yes if there is more bulk in the diet due to more roughage than you will have bulky and more frequent bowel movements. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


Defecation (Definition)

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