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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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Low right back pain with thin bowel movements?

Low right back pain with thin bowel movements?

LBP: These two symptoms are not likely related although the medications you're taking for the back pain (like ibuprofen) could cause bowel problems. ...Read more

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I've bowel movement 3-5 times a day for some 8 years. BMI normal range but low. What can I do? Diet? Medical exam? If yes, which medical speciality?

I've bowel movement 3-5 times a day for some 8 years. BMI normal range but low. What can I do? Diet? Medical exam? If yes, which medical speciality?

Family Doctor first: I would start with your family doctor for full physical exam and blood work. If your BMI is normal then I would simply pick a healthy eating plan with enough calories to maintain your current weight. You may need to see a gastroenterologist eventually, especially if there is a family history of any colon cancer. ...Read more

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Low blood sugar after bowel movement, should I be concerned?

Low blood sugar after bowel movement, should I be concerned?

Low blood sugar: Low blood sugar after bowel movement? Does not sound right. Suggest to get checked with your doctor. Why do you check blood sugar after a bowel movement? Do you have any symptoms of hypoglycemia? What range of blood sugar? ...Read more

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3 year old always complains of feeling nauseated. Dry heaves. Low appetite. Been going on for 4 plus months. Bowel movements normal.

3 year old always complains of feeling nauseated. Dry heaves. Low appetite. Been going on for 4 plus months. Bowel movements normal.

Anemia: Anemia can have many related diagnoses since the blood and bone marrow system can be impacted by many other organ systems, such as central nervous system, gastrointestinal and digestive systems, blood and marrow, etc...you will find most and best answers from a Pediatric Hematologist. Iron supplements can make children nauseous, so consider stopping any iron in vitamin preparations as a test ...Read more

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Acute constipation! No bowel movement even after half an hour though I feel like going to restroom frequently. Sometime no or low bowel for days! Help!

Acute constipation! No bowel movement even after half an hour though I feel like going to restroom frequently. Sometime no or low bowel for days! Help!

Glycerin supp 1st: Sounds extremely unpleasant. There are OTC products like Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) docusate sodium (Colace), Magnesium citrate, ducolax, fleets enemas, Benefiber, Metamucil, Citracel...Drink sufficient water. Eat high fiber foods including raw vegetables and whole fruits, exercise, and if all else fails, even prunes, eat 1/2 box of FiberOne bars, guaranteed effective. Glycerin suppository works, too. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of white-colored bowel movements along with a low grade fever?

What might be the cause of white-colored bowel movements along with a low grade fever?

Any other symptoms?: White pale stool may reflect a significant biliary obstruction or profound liver disease (often with accompanying jaundice). Or the white may be just a coating of mucus (a colon lubricant) which when present in large volume may signal problems with colon spasm (ie. Irritable bowel syndrome), partial obstruction, infection, and even sloughed colon lining due to a variety of diseases. Get checked. ...Read more

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What causes low back pain until there is a normal bowel movement?

What causes low back pain until there is a normal bowel movement?

Bowel issues: Severe, chronic constipation sometimes can produce back and leg pain that mimic a disc herniation. This is presumably from increased intra-abdominal pressure that compresses and irritates the lumbar plexus. Treat the constipation, and symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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36 weeks with low right side back pain & more bowel movements is thi beginning of labor?

36 weeks with low right side back pain & more bowel movements is thi beginning of labor?

Probably not: Various aches and pains are very common in the last month and usually have no real significance. See your obstetrician if the symptoms are progressively worsening. At least at 36 weeks we have no particular worries about the baby even though it is still a little premature. ...Read more

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Moderate to serve pain mid to low abdomen trouble w/bowel movement w/ nausea for 9 hours hurts more to move. After 2 days still hurting. What to do?

Need evaluation. ..: The reported info is not enough to deduce diagnosis, but following instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html will help doctor and you to work closer & better to reach right diagnosis for right Rx, although the odd to have ureteral stone, diverticulitis of colon, or disorders of local nerve, muscles, or joints yet needs to eb considered. Best wishes to health, ...Read more

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5 days of taking 2000ug B12 due to low val. Had red-purple bowel movement today. Related to high B12 intake? Never had before. No other changes-Colonoscopy/upper scope done last year with no sig. Find

5 days of taking 2000ug B12 due to low val. Had red-purple bowel movement today. Related to high B12 intake? Never had before. No other changes-Colonoscopy/upper scope done last year with no sig. Find

Food dye in B12: The liquid form of B12 or a red sublingual tablet, is often a red/purple color. Dyes in our foods/supplements often show up in our stools. Other things I have seen change the color of stools include beets, red jello, red drinks. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have to fart a lot post-op gallbladder removal. I have not had a bowel movement yet so could be due to that. I am eating low-fat food?

Is it normal to have to fart a lot post-op gallbladder removal. I have not had a bowel movement yet so could be due to that. I am eating low-fat food?

Flatulence: Flatulence is nonspecific and perhaps your digestive system has been altered after gall bladder removal. Avoid gassy foods, very harsh roughshod, carbonated drinks and take simethicone 1/2 hour after meals to prevent gas buildup. If constipation becomes problematic drink adequate fluids and try taking a gentle stimulant with stool softener like senokotS daily. ...Read more

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Have chronic low back pain. No diagnosis. Hurts worse when gassy or have bowel movement. It's not colon issues. What else could this be?

Have chronic low back pain. No diagnosis. Hurts worse when gassy or have bowel movement. It's not colon issues. What else could this be?

Diagnostic injection: Most back pain is either discogenic or facetogenic. That is either from your disc or the joints in your lower back. A less common cause is the sacroiliac joint. An MRI is useful if not done. After MRI history and physical exam diagnostic X-ray guided blocks can give you a diagnosis and lead to specific treatment. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more