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Doctor insights on: Chronic Irregular Bowel Movements

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Hi I have acid reflux, gastritis, strawlike hair which is thinning, acne, missed period, dry skin, irregular bowel movements. What could this be?

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

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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Very irregular bowel movements lately. What do you recommend?

Very irregular bowel movements lately. What do you recommend?

Depends : Depends on what you mean by irregular. Constipation can be treated with fluids, fiber, and laxatives. Diarrhea on the other hand should be investigated a bit. ...Read more

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What causes irregular bowel movements for to year old children?

What causes irregular bowel movements for to year old children?

Fruits: Toddlers are usually sensitive to fruits. A little fruit or juice can cause toddlers diarrhea. Try to see if he or she is sensitive to certain fruits or certain amounts of fruits or juices. ...Read more

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I have irregular bowel movements that lasts up to or more than a week for more than a decade now. ?

I have irregular bowel movements that lasts up to or more than a week for more than a decade now. ?

Possibly IBS: Does your bowel change with anxiety? You could have irritable bowel syndrome - sounds like IBS. See your gastroenterologist for a diagnostic assessment & plan. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Hi I am 24 male I suffer from irregular bowel movement every day.. So please suggest me what should I do.. ?

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

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Hi I am 24 male I suffer frm irregular bowel movement everyday atleast 3 to 4 times and acidity please help I am worried?

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

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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

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I am facing a hyper acidity along with the irregular bowel movements? Is this serious?

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

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