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How do I do restore defecation?

How do I do restore defecation?

Constipation.: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that you can take now to help pass your retained stool. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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What should I do to defecate regularly?

What should I do to defecate regularly?

Increase your intake: Of fiber, fruits, veggies and water, add prune juice, take stool softeners and/ or laxatives. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is safe style of wiping after defecation?

What is safe style of wiping after defecation?

Front to back: Back to front is more likely to cause a urinary tract infection in women. ...Read more

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Is it normal to defecate 3 or more times a day?

Is it normal to defecate 3 or more times a day?

"Normal" bowels: When defining "normal" for most things in medicine, consider a bell curve. Regarding stool frequency, "normal" is anywhere from 3 movements a day to once every 3-4 days. The peak of the bell curve (ie. Most common) is the magic 1 movement a day that everyone thinks is "normal." the bristol stool scale can also be used to define "normal" stool texture. Your doctor can help find "your normal." ...Read more

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What causes the feeling of incomplete defecation?

What causes the feeling of incomplete defecation?

Different things: Different things like- if you have constipation, or if there is anything obstructing-like a growth/mass, if the rectal muscles/anal spincther tone is decreased/weakened- you can have the feeling of incomplete defecation. Go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: defecation?

What is the definition or description of: defecation?

Bowel movement: Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the rectum through the anus. ...Read more

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It is typical for my son to take 20-40 minutes to defecate daily. Is there something wrong?

It is typical for my son to take 20-40 minutes to defecate daily. Is there something wrong?

No: He likely needs to do more frequent scheduled emptying and a stool wetting agent like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to soften the material. Kids that take this long have slow transit stool issues & must work to speed up the transition from intake to output to improve function. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like I really have to defecate, but when I go, only a few 'pebbles' come out?

Why do I feel like I really have to defecate, but when I go, only a few 'pebbles' come out?

Small stools: Such small stools often signify a need to increase your daily fluid and fiber intake. If you have a strong urge to defecate and can't, insert a glycerin rectal suppository or a gentle fleets enema. Taking senokot (senna) daily gives you a stool softener with a gentle stimulant if this is needed. Consult a gastroenterologist if you have further concerns about your bowel movements. ...Read more

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Hi. I sometimes ejeculate when I am defecating without touching or erection. What can cause that?

Hi. I sometimes ejeculate when I am defecating without touching or erection. What can cause that?

Prostates : It usually means you are not emptying your prostate gland through ejaculation on a regular enough basis. This is not a disease. ...Read more