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Change In Bowel Movements
What would experts say? Could a change in my diet for the better change my bowel movements for the worse?
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
May be: Let corectal surgeon be the boss and guide you, quit sugars, lot of fibrous food, 5veges every day , no red meat, 7 fruits and berries, you are too young with this complaint, must see and m.D asap. ...Read more
I have severe gas and change in bowel movements have also had severe lower back pains for 2 years?
What is colitis.I was diagnosed w/ but go no explanation . I do know that when I have a change in bowel movements to soft stools it occurs.
Can stress. Depression or anxiety change ur bowel movements? If so how can it. & would it make it last a long time
Yes, it can happen: It's too complicated to explain well here, but connections between emotions and digestion are strong ; evolutionary. Threat(fear) ---> flight or fight response animals' digestive systems either tighten or loosen the bowels so as to not be burdened in that way. If stress is chronic, so can this be. Our gut has more serotonin cells than our brain! it's interesting - look it up if you want. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had unexplained weightloss - 8 kgs in about 6 weeks. Change in bowel movements. Sometimes diarreah sometimes constipated. Could this be serious?
See your doctor : This combination of symptoms is worrisome. Please see a physician and let us know what was found. ...Read more
Be having stomach pains change in bowel movements constantly tired and no or little appetite what could it be?
Im 18 and i have been under alot of stress latley and i have had a change in bowel movements that is my only symptom do i have colon cancer?
Very unlikely at 18: Start with increasing fiber intake: fruits, vegetables, dried beans, bran cereals. Drink plenty of water 6-8 cups a day, and consider a daily walk or other exercise program. You maybe able to normalize your bowel movements. Otherwise you will want to discuss this problem with your doctor who can perform a detailed history and physical. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For the past two months i've had changes in bowel movements, lots of pressure, fullness and upwards movement of food. Afraid of cancer, when to worry?
I'm 28 weeks pregnant. Is it normal to have a dramatic change in bowel movements? I was having 1 every 2-3 days. This week it's 2-3 everyday.
Still normal range: The average American's bowel frequency is 1 every 3-4 days ranging to 3 per day. Pregnancy has many physiologic effects, including some involving the gut. However, if any doubt, a call to your doctor is in order since he knows what medicines you're taking & what underlying medical conditions you have, that may be contributory here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in lower left stomach. More of a stabbing/stich ain. Had it about a month. The pain isnt that bad 4/10 it's more irritating. No change in bowel movements. Hurts more when bending.?
Doctor to evaluate: If one has some uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually lower r tummy), diverticulitis (usually l tummy), kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), tumors, intestinal infections, etc... A person with a month-long pain needs a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not something serious, like a tumor. ...Read more
My mom is currently experiencing constipation, changes in bowel movements and a lot of blood in her stool. What is her possible illness?
She should see : A gastroenterologist immediately... although those symptoms do not mean she has colon cancer (as benign colon polyps as well as hemorrhoids can also cause her symptoms in addition to other GI related diagnoses), she will likely need a colonoscopy for further evaluation and management. Anemia, fatigue and weight loss would make me more worried for her. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've experienced a sudden change of bowel movements over the past few days as well as lower abdominal/pelvic pain and bloating.
Abdominal symptoms: Your symptoms are not specific for any disease and may be present in case of a simple stomach flue as well as more serious eventually chronic problems. A more thorough history and physical exam conducted by the doctor is needed to arrive to the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Can a 17 year old get colon cancer because i'm scared to death and I am showing symptoms. Such as constipation and change of bowel movements i go less?
Colon ca: although it can happen, but it's unlikely that constipation and change in BM in a 17 year old person is caused by cancer. other things like infections,or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) , celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome are more likely to be the case than cancer. colon cancer can happen in 30-40 yr old especially if FAP present or long standing IBD,celiac dz.. d/w your MD in detail ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should I see a gastroenterologist? For about a month i've had a change in bowel movements (constipation), loss of appetite, and weight loss.
Been experiencing medium/extreme upper and lower abdominal pain for about two months, along with nausea, vomiting and changes in bowel movements.
See answer: It is time for you to see a physician. You have significant symptoms that have been going on for too long to ignore any longer. ...Read more
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