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Causes Of Frequent Small Bowel Movements
What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? small amounts of bowel movements each time.
Not Digesting...: 18 y/o Female asks, What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movement each time. Most likely one is not digesting their foods adequately/ properly. May be Intolerant to some of the gas forming foods (beans,broccoli, cabbage, garlic, onions,...) they eat w consequential bowel Irritability /Gassiness. See PCP or GI consult for evaluation/management ...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
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
IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Repeated abdominal surgeries might increase the likelihood of developing abdominal adhesions. In simple terms like cobwebs. These can sometimes be the cause of partial or complete bowel obstructions. The mechanism is different because the source is external as compared to a mass growing inside the bowel. Talk to your doctor about your concern. ...Read more
Might eating very small amounts throughout the day cause very few bowel movements or constipation?
Depends: As long as u include fruits, veggies & fiber it should help. Also u must remain well hydrated. The lower bowel or colon reabsorbs fluid from the toll & if ur body says hey i need water, the colon is going 2 respond by extracting more water & make u more constipated. Well hydrated can b seen in ur urine. If it is dark u need water, hydrate until almost clear. Dietitian consult would b a good idea. ...Read more
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
Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?
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Lower abdominal pains relieved with pass of gas, rectal mucus w every movement, and some sort of bowel movement w every toilet visit. Poss causes?
IBS: This sounds like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a condition that can cause alternating cycles of constipation and diarrhea, and chronic abdominal cramping. Symptoms are made worse by caffeine and stress, and can be quite debilitating. Exercise, increased fluids (esp. water), and a higher fiber diet can help. However, if you have not been evaluated by your Doctor or a GI doc for this, get seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How serious is this condition? Frequent gas with small amounts of soft stool containing trickles of red blood
Blood : Blood on the stool could represent bleeding from hemorrhoids. Blood mixed with stool suggests a source higher in the colon, which could be more serious. While there are many benign causes for such bleeding, and it usually stops by itself, bleeding from the bowel warrants investigation by colonoscopy. Until you have a full examination, i would suggest that you avoid medications that thin the blood, such as aspirin. If you are taking blood thinners like Plavix (clopidogrel) or coumadinn, you may need to have your doses adjusted, but you should not stop taking them wothout talking to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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