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I have very inconsistent bowel habits. Feel very bloated sometimea even after a bowel movement. Also feeling off fullness even after a light meal.?

I have very inconsistent bowel habits. Feel very bloated sometimea even after a bowel movement. Also feeling off fullness even after a light meal.?

Maybe not just gas!: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...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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I have been getting pain in my left side of the tummy mostly at night. I feeling bloated. The pain mostly starts when I have a bowel movement.

I have been getting pain in my left side of the tummy mostly at night. I feeling bloated. The pain mostly starts when I have a bowel movement.

Pain abdomen: Pain abdomen when passing stools could be due to simple things like constipation, but at the same time it can be due to some sinister causes too. Please consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Had viral gastro. Week later feeling full easily and bloated. 1 small bowel movement since. Mostly watery stool. What can it be?

Had viral gastro. Week later feeling full easily and bloated. 1 small bowel movement since. Mostly watery stool. What can it be?

Bloated: You may have paradoxical diarrhea where you have fecal retention and you get watery diarrhea around the constipated stool. You may nee enemas to clear up your constipated stool. ...Read more

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I'm having bad bowel movements for a few weeks now and bloated feeling and also feeling nauseua?

I'm having bad bowel movements for a few weeks now and bloated feeling and also feeling nauseua?

Possible infection: I am not sure what you mean by "bad" bm's but it sounds likely that you have some type of infection, possibly any number of bacteria or parasites &/or yeast overgrowth. Stool cultures & parasite tests may show the cause, so it's best to see a doc, but you could try probiotics, broad-spectrum anti-microbial herbs like garlic & ground papaya seeds (2 tbsp once a week x 3 wks), then see doc if needed. ...Read more

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40 m feeling full for a few months now, not losing any weight but feels like rock in stomach bloated. Help having more bowel movements?

40 m feeling full for a few months now, not losing any weight but feels like rock in stomach bloated. Help having more bowel movements?

H. pylori: H. pylori is a bacteria that can live in your stomach. It can cause all types of stomach problems and have unusual presentations. H. pylori frequently causes stomach bloating. If you have not been tested for H. pylori, you should talk to your doctor about it. It can be diagnosed with a simple blood test and it can be cured. ...Read more

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I've had 1 bowel movement n 7 days. Taking lax everyday. And other sugg? I can't take this any longer. I'm so bloated an unconffy. Plez help

I've had 1 bowel movement n 7 days. Taking lax everyday. And other sugg? I can't take this any longer. I'm so bloated an unconffy. Plez help

Constipation: Have you had any abdominal surgery? (why are you taking Valium?) its possible you have bowel obstruction. It is dangerous to be taking laxatives so frequently. If you are laxative dependent, your bowel habits will be effected. I highly recommend consulting your doctor for exam and possible abd X-ray and lower GI series. ...Read more

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I have been getting bloated more and more latley even if I don't eat but it gets worse after a bowel movement which I have every day why is that?

I have been getting bloated more and more latley even if I don't eat but it gets worse after a bowel movement which I have every day why is that?

Gas: If the bloating is due to gas, the question is whether you are forming excessive gas or are not passing normal amounts of gas. To reduce gas, try simethicone 1/2hour after meals. Drinking hot water helps break down trapped gas. You may be gluten or lactose intolerant. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Why do you feel bloated after a bowel movement?

Why do you feel bloated after a bowel movement?

Maybe not just gas!: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more

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Every morning I have a loose bowel movement with no other major symptoms, I get a bit bloated by the end of the day but I used to go 2-3 times a day?

Every morning I have a loose bowel movement with no other major symptoms, I get a bit bloated by the end of the day but I used to go 2-3 times a day?

Irritable bowel: This is characteristic of irritable bowel syndrome and/or very active gastrocolic reflex. Hot coffee or tea, anxiety, rushing or stress aggravate the process. If this becomes a very troublesome problem, medication like bentyl or donnatal can be taken a half hour before breakfast and prevent this reaction. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this situation. ...Read more

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I have only been able to have one bowel movement per week and im bloated what can I do?

See below: Try fiber (25gm/day) fluids (50oz/wk)and exercise if persist try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if still persist need to see a physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why do I get even more bloated and gassy after my bowel movement?

Bowel mobility: Contractions after a bowel movement will occur moving bowel contents along after a movement. This may feel like bloating and new gas will be passed as it progresses down into the colon. ...Read more

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Constipated. Fiber makes me bloated & gassy - no bowel movement. Take laxatives but doesn't work always. N e thing stronger? N e other way? I eat well

Constipated. Fiber makes me bloated & gassy - no bowel movement. Take laxatives but doesn't work always. N e thing stronger? N e other way? I eat well

Hydration & Exercise: There are many reasons for relative constipation. Have your md review your current medications for constipation as side effect. Fiber (with enough water) very helpful, and you need to titrate up to full doses or you will get gassy. A healthy, fiber filled diet always good, and don't forget to drink more water. Regular exercise also excellent for getting those bowels moving. ...Read more

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Past 24 hrs have felt nauseous, kinda bloated, less appetite, slight abdo pain, non-acidic reflux, altered bowel movement (not quite diarrhoea) cause?

Past 24 hrs have felt nauseous, kinda bloated, less appetite, slight abdo pain, non-acidic reflux, altered bowel movement (not quite diarrhoea) cause?

Symptoms: Please have a family or friend take you to the nearest Emergency facility. The team should be able to care for you but from time to time they may need to speak to your Primary doctor.
Hope all goes well - please let me know. ...Read more

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After every bowel movement I have mucus discharge I'm bloated after eating eat very little but gaining weight what is my diagnosis?

After every bowel movement I have mucus discharge I'm bloated after eating eat very little but gaining weight what is my diagnosis?

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst 5.6 cm. 2 ER visits in 1 week. Current severe pain, frequent urination, no bowel movement 2 days, feel bloated/distended. ER?

Complex ovarian cyst 5.6 cm. 2 ER visits in 1 week. Current severe pain, frequent urination, no bowel movement 2 days, feel bloated/distended. ER?

Severe pain--> ED: Have you called your gynecologist? Frequently, the ER will recommend a provider if you do not have one. If you are in severe pain, you should consider returning to the ED for further evaluation. Some ovarian cysts will resolve on their own. Others will require surgical evaluation. Only a physician who has reviewed the ultrasound and examined you can help formulate the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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I feel I have a very bad digestive system, I take too long in he toilet every morning, I often get bloated, I gym 6 times a week, but I still can't smoothen my bowel movements. This has been going on for years.?

I feel I have a very bad digestive system, I take too long in he toilet every morning, I often get bloated, I gym 6 times a week, but I still can't smoothen my bowel movements. This has been going on for years.?

Fiber, fluids: Your exercise is very helpful. You didn't mention your dietary fiber & fluid intake. Eating vegetables & whole/multigrain carbs, & drinking plenty water are also essential to healthy bowel habits. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Always bloated &irregular bowel movements. Should I start taking align or will it make my bloating and such worse? I work so don't want it to get in way

Always bloated &irregular bowel movements. Should I start taking align or will it make my bloating and such worse? I work so don't want it to get in way

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need a baseline EGD/COLO. I recommend a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. ComWholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water Align is effective as probiotic. Meds: levsin (hyoscyamine) &bentyl ...Read more

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My husband woke up this morning bloated an he burped an it smelled like rotten eggs then he vomits an has watery bowel movements that smell horrible.

Sulfa smell: This is usually a result of bacterial or parasitic infection and should be taken seriously. Has there been travel out of the country? How long have these symtoms been present. I recommend a full medical evaluation including blood and stool testing for infection. ...Read more

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Persistent abdom pain for 2 weeks. Normal bowel movements but stools keeps getting darker. Recent SED rate was 70. Pain is dull. Very bloated. Cause?

Persistent abdom pain for 2 weeks. Normal bowel movements but stools keeps getting darker. Recent SED rate was 70. Pain is dull. Very bloated. Cause?

Not sounding good...: The differential diagnosis for your symptoms is really quite broad & includes both gi-related & non-gi related problems. Depending on longevity of your distress, associated issues, and test findings, you certainly warrant further evaluation for a suspected but as yet unidentified inflammatory condition. ...Read more

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1 yr old is struggling to gain weight & has hard, bloated tummy (belly button is starting to pop) normal bowel movements and eats/drinks well. Help?

1 yr old is struggling to gain weight & has hard, bloated tummy (belly button is starting to pop) normal bowel movements and eats/drinks well. Help?

Bloated abdomen: See a pediatric gastroenerologist and have your child tested for celiac's disease as well as any other procedure the doctor suggests. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

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