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Defecation (Overview)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the rectum through the anus.


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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

Defecation (Overview)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the rectum through the anus.


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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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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't be embarrassed to discuss with your healthcare professional.
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Avoid trigger foods and activities.
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Use over the counter bulking agents like fiber.
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Use over the counter antidiarrheals.
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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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I'm having digestive (defecation) trouble?

Please provide us: with more info that is pertinent so that we can give you a helpful response. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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I bleed during defecation only just recently, yet there is no pain felt. What could it be?

I bleed during defecation only just recently, yet there is no pain felt. What could it be?

Get checked out.: For most people, the most common cause of blood in the stool is caused by hemorrhoids or anal fissures. However, we take it seriously because colon and rectal cancers can also cause blood in the stool. I tell my patients, especially if they're over 50 or have a strong family history of colon cancer to get it checked by a doctor just to be on the safe side. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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