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Side and stomach rumbling/gurgling loudly, excessive gas, and explosive bowel movements? Bad food?

Side and stomach rumbling/gurgling loudly, excessive gas, and explosive bowel movements? Bad food?

Possibly: Though it is more likely to be the typical viral gastroenteritis that has a tendency to go around at this time of year. He should be seen, his doctor can prescribe meds to help relive some of his symptoms. ...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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Explosive bowel movements after eating. Constantly farting. Slight discomfort below belt line. Ideas?

Explosive bowel movements after eating. Constantly farting. Slight discomfort below belt line. Ideas?

Food intolerance...: Not a lot of details to go on here, but you might be helped by keeping a symptom and food diary. Dairy and/or gluten may be leading to your symptoms. Start with just a diary to see if you find a correlation; if none found - consider elimination diet. If symptoms don't improve, discuss with your primary doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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After every meal i have to run to the bathroom and I have an explosive liquid bowel movement!

After every meal i have to run to the bathroom and I have an explosive liquid bowel movement!

Need to see a doctor: This needs evaluation with your Primary Care physician. Have you had prior surgery? You may need a referral to Gastroenterology for a colonoscopy if you not had one in a few years. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned having bloody bowel movements?

Should i be concerned having bloody bowel movements?

Yes & No: You are still young to have serious intestinal problem like cancer. Most rectal bleeding for young people is from hemorrhoids. If you are constipated, take some laxatives or stool softeners. But you should still see your dr and be referred to a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy to be checked for the above. Have a blood count too to check for anemia. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Marbled bowel movements. What is the problem?

Not Enuf water: You need to drink more water! eat more fruit and fiber. Try 6-8 glasses of water daily and 5 fruits and vegetables daily. ...Read more

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I am having very frequent dark sticky bowel movements today. Should I be concerned?

I am having very frequent dark sticky bowel movements today. Should I be concerned?

A change for you?: If it is a change in your usual bowel habit, can not be definitely related to diet change, and especially if associated with other symptoms, e.g. Pain, nausea, lightheadedness, cramps, bleeding, fever, sweats, etc. Definitely call your doc. If stool is black (like tar) or maroon-call doc now, or go to er. ...Read more

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What can help with bowel movements?

High fiber diet: A diet rich in fruits and vegetables along with adequate oral hydration will help with regular bowel movements. You can also use otc fibers to help. Just remember to drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Defecation (Definition)

Defecation is also known as Bowel movement. 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