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Doctor insights on: Explosive Bowel Movements In Adults

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How often should adults have bowel movements?

How often should adults have bowel movements?

1 or 2 per day: Most adults have one bowel movement in 24 hours. However some are habituated to have one bm on every other day or have upto two per day. ...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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Is it healthier to have 1-2 bowel movements a day, or 3-4 in adults?

Everybody different: However, in the perfect world the answer would be one or two. As americans we eat so much processed food that there is not enough bulk to allow proper emptying which makes us have air pockets between stool sections. We then have a bowel movement to the next air pocket. This leaves bowel content to stay against our bowel wall causing inflammation. ...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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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

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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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What are bowel movements?

Poop: A bowel movement is when you pass the waste from your intestines. This is what is left over from your food after it is digested, along with some digestive enzymes that usually make it brown. ...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