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Chronic Irregular Bowel Movements
Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?
Go see ur family doc: While we usually try to narrow things down to one diagnosis to explain all symptoms, you might have two or more going on, which is why it's important to tell your family doc what's going on & get complete evaluation. Your acid reflux & gastritis are variations on a theme. However, strawlike thinning hair, missed period, dry skin & irregular bowel mvmts might be thyroid disease eg hypothyroidism. ...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
I have irregular bowel movements that lasts up to or more than a week for more than a decade now. ?
Hi I am 24 male I suffer from irregular bowel movement every day.. So please suggest me what should I do.. ?
You're not abnormal: Irregularity is common & does not necessarily signal abnormality. Average stool pattern in america fits a bell-curve, ranging from 3 movements daily to one every 3-4 days. Try adding fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) or commercial water soluble supplements to "regulate" stools. Raise concern if bleeding, weight loss, localizing abdominal pain or a personal/family history of colitis, cancer. ...Read more
Hi I am 24 male I suffer frm irregular bowel movement everyday atleast 3 to 4 times and acidity please help I am worried?
U may have IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome is a very common diagnosis, more so in female, but happens more and more these days. If you have blood in stool and/or wt loss, please consult doc for eval for possible ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease etc.. Stress tends to worsen ibs symptoms. Pepcid/prilosec/zantac may help 'acidity." consult doc for eval and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi I am male 24 I have irregular bowel movement 3 to 4 times a day and its been happening for years.. Please suggest me whom should I consult?
Frequent trips: Your primary doctor or a gastrointestinal specialist or both should be able to help. ...Read more
Hi I am 24 year old male... I have irregular bowel movement with more than 3 a day... Due to this problem I am not able to go work .. I am worried?
Possible diarrhea: Add fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) or commercial water soluble supplements to "regulate" stools. Raise concern if bleeding, weight loss, localizing abdominal pain or a personal/family history of colitis, cancer. Stool frequency deserves medical evaluation to rule out infection, malabsorption/maldigestion, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome. Get checked & worry less. ...Read more
Can't tell: Over the computer, can not tell the seriousness of your issues. Hyperacidity with cahnges in your bowels should warrant a visit to a GI dr. For a good evaluation though, to deterine the cause and then the treatment should follow. Best wishes. ...Read more
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