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Can anxiety cause a change in bowel movements. Ie consistency, constipation?

Can anxiety cause a change in bowel movements. Ie consistency, constipation?

Yes: Stress and anxiety can cause a lot of changes and bowel habits are some of the most common things affected. It can cause both constipation and diarrhea and stomach pains. Stress and anxiety also often alter what you eat which will further impact your bowel movements. ...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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Does drinking everyday cause a change in bowel habits / looser stool?

Does drinking everyday cause a change in bowel habits / looser stool?

Yes: Alcohol is damaging to the brush border of the intestine and chronic drinking can lead to malabsorption and loose stools along with numerous other complications of consuming excessive amounts of alcohol. ...Read more

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Is change in bowel habits caused by large bowel obstruction?

Is change in bowel habits caused by large bowel obstruction?

Large bowel blocked: Bloating, decrease in gas coming from rectum, small caliber stool, less frequent passing of stool, nausea, vomiting, fevers and abdominal pain. Large bowel obstruction is serious, so get in for evaluation. Treatment is available and sooner is better than emergency. Be well. ...Read more

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Could a change in bowel movements be cancer related?

Could a change in bowel movements be cancer related?

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

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Can bloody stool accompnay other sudden bowel changes?

Can bloody stool accompnay other sudden bowel changes?

Yes: I'm not sure what the "sudden bowel change" is but a change in stool consistency can irritate internal or external hemorrhoids. Also changes in the bowels with blood can be associated with inflammatory bowel diseases (eg crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis) or cancer. Check with your physician for a more specific history and physical exam, etc. ...Read more

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Change in diet leads to change in stools?

Change in diet leads to change in stools?

Typically: Consistency of input affects consistency of output. Irregular intake of fiber containing foods, spicy foods, fluids, physical activity, hormonal status, medications, various carbohydrates, fat, type of protein, etc. Affect bowel frequency, consistency of stool, associated symptoms like gas. ...Read more

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How to change timing of bowel movement?

How to change timing of bowel movement?

Timing of Bowel Move: This can be done by sitting on the commode at the time you need , usually after eating. That will eventually change your pattern with the adjustment of your reflex. ...Read more

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Can severe constant anxiety cause change in bowel movements?

Can severe constant anxiety cause change in bowel movements?

Idirrectoly: Anxiety can give any problem. Work on the root of the problem and eat fiberous diet and see god colorectal m.Dlot of water do yoga and meditate. ...Read more

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Change in bowel habits? Hurst to have bm so eating less.

Change in bowel habits? Hurst to have bm so eating less.

Woops: You just described change inbowel habits that could mean cancer, please have this examined by a gastroenterologist soon. ...Read more

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Colon cancer at 18 years old? Bloating Alternating stools constipation and diarrhea Green stool Change of bowel movement I feel fine though?

Colon cancer at 18 years old? 

Bloating
Alternating stools constipation and diarrhea 
Green stool
Change of bowel movement

I feel fine though?

Colon cancer: At your age colon cancer not likely. There are other more likely reasons for your symptoms such as irritable bowl or other. See your healthcare worker as it may be normal or you may have a reason for your symptoms. ...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 dont ignore. ...Read more

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Frequent bowel movement and visible mucous in stool. What to do?

Frequent bowel movement and visible mucous in stool. What to do?

Please see below: This could be due to an infective process, if this continues, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Change in bowel habits since last 1.5 yrs. Change in consistency of stool - semi solid, foul-smelling. Flatus also foul smelling. Pain ;better ondefec?

Change in bowel habits since last 1.5 yrs. Change in consistency of stool - semi solid, foul-smelling. Flatus also foul smelling. Pain ;better ondefec?

Stool patterns: We need a good stool pattern history. Is the stool floating, oily consistency, is there blood, do you have diarrhea, food intolerances. Does anyone else near you have the same symptoms. Past history of ulcers, or UC.Chrohns... There is a lot to go through. Call in or make an appt and we will go through your history, ruling out possible causes. ...Read more

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What causes blood in stool? (bowl movement)(

What causes blood in stool? (bowl movement)(

Blood in stool?: Many things i, e colon cancer , polyps, hemorrhoid . If u have not done a recent colonoscopy , my advise " do colonoscopy". Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a change in bowel habits mean colorectal cancer?

Can a change in bowel habits mean colorectal cancer?

Yes: Persistent changes not correlating to your dietary or activity change should be worked up by your doctor. It does not diagnose colon cancer by itself but it is one of the symptoms. ...Read more

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No appetite, change in bowel habits and nausea feelings.?

Broad differential: Could be one of many things, but it should be further evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is "soft" stool and frequent bowel movement common with colitis?

Is "soft" stool and frequent bowel movement common with colitis?

Not always: If you have symptoms such as bloody stools or urge to go but nothing happens, or abdominal pain, or weight loss, then I'd be more suspicious for colitis. Nevertheless it would be a good idea to get your stool tested for inflammation and infection. ...Read more

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Noticable change in stools,Foul smell accompanied with blood in stool and white mucus and infrequent bowel movements.what could this be at 24 yrs old?

Blood in stool: The combination of blood in the stool with accompanying mucus is possibly suggestive of some form of inflammation of the colon, or colitis. There are also other possibilities, but since it is such a big change in your normal stool appearance, I would recommend you see your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Yes.: C. dificile can cause your symptoms. So can several other things. Blood in the stool is always worrying, until checked out. Call your doc today or get seen today. ...Read more

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How do you define diarrhea, is it bowel movement consistency or frequency? Is one lose stool bowel movement diarrhea?

How do you define diarrhea, is it bowel movement consistency or frequency? Is one lose stool bowel movement diarrhea?

Diarrhea: = Liquid or watery bowel movements, sometimes associated with cramping or frequency. May be viral, bacterial, fungal, chemical or emotional. ...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