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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Frequent Small Bowel Movements

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Constipated but still have small bowel movements with a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Could I be impacted?

Constipated but still have small bowel movements with a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Could I be impacted?

Possible: You could check yourself with a glove to find out. Try NaturalCalmcan get on internet it's a magnesium product you can titrate till you pass the lumps. Be sure they come out because diarrhea will pass an obstruction. Then when clean you cN back odd untilyou have banana shaped stool without straining ...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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Despite having have 1 large and 2 small bowel movements today, I still feel the need to go. When I try I can pass very small stools. Why is this?

Despite having have 1 large and 2 small bowel movements today, I still feel the need to go. When I try I can pass very small stools. Why is this?

Depending on: Your age and duration of symptoms, this can be a worrisome sign. Unfortunately, a change in stool caliber can be a sign of stricture/scarring in the gut and even tumor (for at risk individuals). It could also be benign as in cases of constipation predominant IBS or transient infection with swelling of the gut wall. If ongoing, discuss this with a physician. ...Read more

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Loud gurgling sounds in abdomen, had a small bowel movement and felt incomplete and still loud gurgling and now I'm panicking that something serious!

Loud gurgling sounds in abdomen, had a small bowel movement and felt incomplete and still loud gurgling and now I'm panicking that something serious!

Not likely. Constant: Intestinal muscle waves of contraction, back & forth, called peristalsis, under both brain & local control, is what mixes the ~7 liters/day of water excreted from blood stream into intestines to mix with food into a thin watery soup; the motion both mixing digestive enzymes with/break-down food molecules & constantly changing intestinal wall exposure for selective absorption. Air in water gurgles. ...Read more

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Cervic biopsy spotting is norm I haven't had a lot but small bowel movement causing more-entire toilet was red water. To much? Or could be from bowel?

Cervic biopsy spotting is norm I haven't had a lot but small bowel movement causing more-entire toilet was red water. To much? Or could be from bowel?

Timing of biopsy: Cervical biopsy should not bleed, after a couple of days. Bowel movement should not induce bleeding from the biopsy site. Whether it is cervical of intestinal, bleeding should not be ignored and you should contact your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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5w old supplemented baby constipated 1 big bowel movement after rectal stimulation a small bowel movement with suppository 2xday Karo syrup still pain?

5w old supplemented baby constipated 1 big bowel movement after rectal stimulation a small bowel movement with suppository 2xday Karo syrup still pain?

TRY PRUNE JUICE: Do not routinely stimulate. Give 15 ml prune juice wi15 ml water once a day. Do this daily for 5-7 days until regulaand use it as needed but don't wait too long after the baby skips a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Had viral gastro. Week later feeling full easily and bloated. 1 small bowel movement since. Mostly watery stool. What can it be?

Had viral gastro. Week later feeling full easily and bloated. 1 small bowel movement since. Mostly watery stool. What can it be?

Bloated: You may have paradoxical diarrhea where you have fecal retention and you get watery diarrhea around the constipated stool. You may nee enemas to clear up your constipated stool. ...Read more

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Family history of colon cancer have had two small bowel movements while sleeping what could be causing this?

Family history of colon cancer have had two small bowel movements while sleeping what could be causing this?

Incontinence: Bowel incontinence is not a specific sign of cancer. Needs a physical exinatuon with a doctor. Weakened sphincter muscles can come from trauma or prior pregnancy with episiotomy. Also could be rectocele & could also consider seeing a gynecologist for an examination. ...Read more

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Was constipated, and had bleeding with small bowel movement. Now it hurts too much to let myself have any more. What next? I've taken stool softener

Was constipated, and had bleeding with small bowel movement. Now it hurts too much to let myself have any more. What next? I've taken stool softener

Pretty "classic": For acute hemorrhoid attack!

Try sitting in a tub with hot water (as hot as is comfortable! Obtain OTC Hemorrhoid Cream/Ointment! And use liberally!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...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 can cause pain in my lower abdoman? Pain all day, small amount of bowel movement.

What can cause pain in my lower abdoman? Pain all day, small amount of bowel movement.

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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Might eating very small amounts throughout the day cause very few bowel movements or constipation?

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

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Pain in rectum sometimes after bowel movement. Few times had clear stuff in toilet or loosely attached to stool with small amount of blood. Causes?

Pain in rectum sometimes after bowel movement. Few times had clear stuff in toilet or loosely attached to stool with small amount of blood. Causes?

Several possible: If any bleeding then inflammatory bowel disease would fit well--a serious autoimmune disease with a strong increased risk of needing surgery and/or cancer.
BUT, also possible is irritable bowel syndrome with exactly these symptoms, NO inflammation, tests all negative, colonoscopy negative.
would need a colonoscopy to tell which. ...Read more

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Ate a pretty big slice of watermelon, next day had bowel movement and saw small red pieces in parts of my stool. Is the watermelon the cause of this?

Ate a pretty big slice of watermelon, next day had bowel movement and saw small red pieces in parts of my stool. Is the watermelon the cause of this?

Red spots: You would have to ingest a very large amount of watermelon fiber for red objects to appear in the toilet bowl. If there is any doubt that the spots were from blood, your physician can easily test a stool specimen in his office and detect blood. If the test is negative, I would rest assured. ...Read more

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What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movements each time.

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

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No bowel movement prior to this, but gassy. Had a small amout of brown discharge from anal area (not vaginal discharge) causes?

No bowel movement prior to this, but gassy. Had a small amout of brown discharge from anal area (not vaginal discharge) causes?

Paradoxical diarrhea: You may have a condition known as paradoxical diarrhea, where hard stool from constipation damages the lining of the rectum and causing loose stool to leak around the hard stool. The constipation may be due to the medicatio, zoloft, (sertraline) you are raking. ...Read more

Small Bowel (Definition)

Small bowel refers to the small intestine. This is the portion of the intestine ...Read more


Defecation (Definition)

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