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Urgency for a bowel movement constantly but when I go sit down to have a movement it doesn't always happen. Also have white mucus stuff in poop. Cause?

Urgency for a bowel movement constantly but when I go sit down to have a movement it doesn't always happen. Also have white mucus stuff in poop. Cause?

Need a rectal look: This could all be from constipation and stool in the rectum leading to a feeling of needing to go - but with the stool so hard it doesn't pass easily (and mucous is the body's natural lubricant in this situation). But you could also have rectal irritation (proctitis) and a direct look at the rectum (sigmoidoscopy) is the only way to separate the 2 possibilities. ...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 causes cramping & an urgency to have a bowel movement immediately after eating?

What causes cramping & an urgency to have a bowel movement immediately after eating?

Likely functional: Most times these symptoms represent a functional disorder such as ibs. However other etiologies such as ibd, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, bile salt induced diarrhea (to name a few) can result in similar symptoms and in the right scenario should be further evaluated. So see your doctor. ...Read more

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Often I need to have a bowel movement but the urgency to go either disappears by the time I reach the toilet or it feels like muscles won't relax.???

Often I need to have a bowel movement but the urgency to go either disappears by the time I reach the toilet or it feels like muscles won't relax.???

Possible IBS: To provide the best advice we would need to have you compile a bowel diary including dietary intake as well as consistency and estimated frequency of stools. You have commented that you are not weight bearing and is this a chronic neurologic condition or temporary post procedure condition. Are you on any narcotic or anticholinergic meds. How is your urination ...Read more

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My 9 yr old son has recently had a urgency to go to the bathroom for a bowel movement. He does not always have a movement when he goes as he states it just felt like he had to go. This just started never had a problem before could this be his nerves?

My 9 yr old son has recently had a urgency to go to the bathroom for a bowel movement. He does not always have a movement when he goes as he states it just felt like he had to go. This just started never had a problem before could this be his nerves?

This could be nerves: But I would also advise looking into physical etiologies. It is also possible that if he tends to hold in his BM's, he may have a dilated rectal area, which would affect the normal urge to have a BM and the ability to go. Either way, I would recommend discussing this with his pediatrician and have him examined. ...Read more

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Why would I have an urgency to have a bowel movement when I need to urinate? Sometimes I can barely make it to the bathroom.

Why would I have an urgency to have a bowel movement when I need to urinate? Sometimes I can barely make it to the bathroom.

? irritable bowel: It's nit clear as to whether you're having irritable bowel symptoms also causing the need to urinate or vice versa, but irritable bowel syndrome appears likely nevertheless. Discuss this with your physician who may prescribe medication for your symptoms after assessment and ordering of appropriate tests if he/she deems them advisable. Dietary advice may also be given. ...Read more

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Some days my tummy hurts & I've bowel movements w/ frozen yogurt type of consistency Also urgency to go. Had a normal abdominal ultrasound, what next?

Some days my tummy hurts & I've bowel movements w/ frozen yogurt type of consistency Also urgency to go. Had a normal abdominal ultrasound, what next?

TTYD, Stool studies.: You should relay your symptoms to a doctor / gastroenterologist by visit or via HealthTap Prime. The urgency & stool consistency sounds like colitis (inflammation of the colon). Have you been on antibiotics recently (past 6 months)? Stool tests like checking for WBC (lactoferrin) & bacteria can help diagnose the condition, but there's not enough room here to discuss all the possibilities. Good luck ...Read more

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5yrs chronic diarrhea every bowel movement watery, sudden, urgency, unbearable smell. Gastric bypass 5yrs ago. Partial colon removed, hernia 3yrs ago?

5yrs chronic diarrhea every bowel movement watery, sudden, urgency, unbearable smell. Gastric bypass 5yrs ago. Partial colon removed, hernia 3yrs ago?

Need a G.I. consultation: This is a problem that is best solved with a consultation with a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen a gastroenterologist and you're not getting any better than you need to see a new one. ...Read more

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Relative unable to move bowels for over two weeks. Has taken dulcolax, citric magnesium, and prune juice. Given prescription suppositories by urgent care center, still now movement. No stomach pain, just pain in rear and urgency to go. What should be d

Relative unable to move bowels for over two weeks. Has taken dulcolax, citric magnesium, and prune juice. Given prescription suppositories by urgent care center, still now movement. No stomach pain, just pain in rear and urgency to go. What should be d

Go to ER now.: Digital rectal exam? Occult blood? A KUB? Acute bowel series? Time to go to a real ER. He needs a CT+contrast. Critical: is he even passing gas? If not & you have no imaging, *stop* giving any treatment from above. NPO with IV fluids. Nothing by mouth except sips of ginger ale until docs know what is going on. He may just be impacted, or have something worse like a mass, torsion or infarct. ...Read more

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What cause green bowel movement?

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

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What causes soupy bowel movements?

What causes soupy bowel movements?

? severity: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...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 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 causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

Eating fish and: Overeating in general. Foul smelling bowel movements may suggest malabsorption. If you have had unintended weight loss, see your doctor otherwise do not be concerned and try eating less. ...Read more

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What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

Could be malabsorpti: The important thing is to assess the duration, could be indigestion, from some meds or supplements or lack of absorption of nutrients, go to your doctor to have it checked. ...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 don't ignore. ...Read more

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What causes bowel movements during a late cycle?

What causes bowel movements during a late cycle?

Normal digestion: Normal ingestion of foods and normal digestive persistalisis. ...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