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I have been feeling ill to the stomach since 6:20am lots of nausea. 3 bowel movements this morning but normal texture. I am starting to get a headache?

I have been feeling ill to the stomach since 6:20am lots of nausea. 3 bowel movements this morning but normal texture. I am starting to get a headache?

Lots of stomach bugs: But your symptoms can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. If persistent, further evaluation in order. Consider recent ingestants, medications, contacts, risks when determining cause & cure. ...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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About 30 minutes before I have a bowel movement i start feeling really bad and sick and after I have a bowel movement i feel fine?

About 30 minutes before I have a bowel movement i start feeling really bad and sick and after I have a bowel movement i feel fine?

Just a thought: but "stretching" of the bowel can result in a "parasympathetic" (nerve) response causing sweating and nausea... maybe you are allowing a large amount of stool to "collect" in your large bowel...a stool softener may also be helpful!

Just a thought
Dr Z ...Read more

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What could cause loose, greenish yellow, pussy bowel movements with unusually foul odor? Just came on. Not feeling that sick.

What could cause loose,  greenish yellow, pussy bowel movements with unusually foul odor? Just came on. Not feeling that sick.

Good question: Chances are that if this is a never before symptom then it has been caused by something ingested. Get to see your family physician or a gastroenterologist very soon. ...Read more

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Urge to have a bowel movement but can't and odd feeling around my anus?

Urge to have a bowel movement but can't and odd feeling around my anus?

Laxative: Its OK to take a mild laxative. As far as the odd feeling around the anus it might be hemorrhoids. Best to let you doctor check it out. ...Read more

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Having one bowel movement daily but still feeling like I need to move my bowels again....what could be causing this? I also don't feel very hungry....

Having one bowel movement daily but still feeling like I need to move my bowels again....what could be causing this? I also don't feel very hungry....

Some thoughts: cannot say in your particular case, but some triggers of the feeling of needing to empty the bowels are spasm of the bowel (generally not a serious condition) or much less common, some growth there like a polyp. Hypothyroid typically changes bowel motility. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days and i had one today but it was very small. & i keep feeling like I have to go but nothing comes. Could something be wrong with my intestines.

I haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days and i had one today but it was very small. & i keep feeling like I have to go but nothing comes. Could something be wrong with my intestines.

Constipation,: Many reasons for bowel irregularity.
Eating high fiber food ( fresh veges and fruits daily) drinking plenty of water and regular exercise helps regularize the bm
may take stool softener like senna, colase, or laxative like exlax or mom;now if you are unable to pass stool.
You can add psylium husk or fiber tablet daily if cannot eat high fiber food.
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is another option if this is chronic. ...Read more

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After having a bowel movement, I have an uncomfortable feeling like i still need to go, but i don't. What is this called?

After having a bowel movement, I have an uncomfortable feeling like i still need to go, but i don't. What is this called?

IBS hallmark: Irritable bowel syndrome's hallmark is incomplete evacuation. But there are a lot of other things that go along with that. Maybe you are just constipated. You have 18 feet of gut, and you may have to increase fruit/vegetables/water/fiber to completely empty. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Feeling unfinished bowel movement?

What is the definition or description of: Feeling unfinished bowel movement?

Unfinished BM: The definition of unfinished bowel movement is the sensation that there is still more store which is not been passed after a bowel movement. This can be normal or abnormal, depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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Why do I have a feeling of vaginal fullness everytime I have a bowel movement?

Why do I have a feeling of vaginal fullness everytime I have a bowel movement?

Rectocele: Sometimes, vaginal prolapse or a weakening of the support tissues around the vagina and uterus can cause the bladder to fall and the rectum to push up in the vagina--especially if you push down or are constipated. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Red corn in lose bowel movement.... Did not eat anything red. What could cause this. Have not been feeling well past few days either.

Red corn in lose bowel movement.... Did not eat anything red.  What could cause this.  Have not been feeling well past few days either.

See a doctor: Redness in the stool can be due to several things. Obviously, red food/drink can do it. The most important thing to determine is whether or not the redness is due to bleeding in your intestines. Bleeding in the intestine has many causes, including. infections, Bright red bleeding often means bleeding is from the lower tracts of the intestine (inc. colon). And If you feel ill call doc or go to ER ...Read more

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Why do I never feel fully evacuated after a bowel movement and how can I help reduce and relive the feeling?

Why do I never feel fully evacuated after a bowel movement and how can I help reduce and relive the feeling?

Could be several : Things, but most likeley you are having trouble cleaning up with smeary pasty stools and then returning to have another bowel movement within a few hours. This is being short of fluids by about 40-50 ounces. Remember caffeine in all forms dehydrates. You need 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Might also be internal hemorrhoids giving the sense of incomplete evacuation. ...Read more

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Is the feeling of an incomplete bowel movement a symptom of prostate issues?

Is the feeling of an incomplete bowel movement a symptom of prostate issues?

Bowel vs Prostate: Usually the prostate problems cause retention of urine or disorders or urination but the sensation of incomplete bowel evacuation may be related to colon problems. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes the feeling of weakness and nausa during and after a bowel movement?

What causes the feeling of weakness and nausa during and after a bowel movement?

Vagus nerve issues: Having a bowel movement activates the vagus nerve and overstimulation of that nerve can cause weakness and nausea. See http://www.brainprotips.com/vagus-nerve-symptoms/
and http://drsircus.com/general/function-vagus-nerve/
for details. Conventional medicine does not really address this, but acupuncture, homeopathy and a treatment called neural therapy may help address this. ...Read more

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Have anal tear, wondering how to make the raw feeling I have after bowel movement go away?

Stool softener: Keeping your stools soft, though adequate intake of water and fiber laxatives may help. You may try over the counter treatment to relieve pain. If the lesion persists for six weeks or more, it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more info.
http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/anal-fissure-topic-overview. ...Read more

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After being constipated for about a month, I have being having a constant feeling of having to have a bowel movement. What can this be?

After being constipated for about a month, I have being having a constant feeling of having to have a bowel movement. What can this be?

Possibly....: Other people with similar symptoms have found that they go away after a week or so, after the bowel is fully recovered from long standing constipation. Others discover that they have irritable bowel syndrome, and feel better after being treated for that. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Why am i feeling light headed before a bowel movement?

Could be : Result of increased intracranial pressure. I would recommend to have a check up with neurologist. At times signs of increased icp can be seen during the exam - f.E. Papilledema. ...Read more

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Feeling cold before a bowel movement normal for a potty training toddler (who holds in it as long as possible) ?

Feeling cold before a bowel movement normal for a potty training toddler (who holds in it as long as possible) ?

Mgt and workup: I would suggest screening for hypothyroidism. This condition may cause constipation. In addition, a screening test to rule out CF can be done.
Including fiber in the diet and decreasing starchy foods may also help if he is constipated. ...Read more

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Vagnial burning irreagular bowel movement poking feeling around liver what could this be or is it all diff problems?

Vagnial burning irreagular bowel movement poking feeling around liver what could this be or is it all diff problems?

May be different: Three symptoms in 3 parts of the body may be different problems (but sometimes are related). A primary care doctor can sit down and hear the whole story to see what is going on. A symptom-diary, where each symptom is written on a calendar, is often helpful. A primary care doctor, instead of an ob-gyn, may be of more help here, because 2 of the symptoms involve places outside of the female organs. ...Read more

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Hello. Constantly feeling bowel movement after meals and wanting to go to relieve myself. Feels very uncomfortable! Any recommendations?

Hello. Constantly feeling bowel movement after meals and wanting to go to relieve myself. Feels very uncomfortable! Any recommendations?

IBS: If this has been going on for weeks and is not due to a recent bout of viral intestinal tract infection or food poisoning, it is characteristic of irritable bowel syndrome or a very active gastrocolic reflux occurring when food hits the stomach. The type of food usually doesn't matter. Taking an antispasmodic medication like bentyl 1/2 hour before the meal can block this reaction.Discuss with MD ...Read more

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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.?

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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Feel like drugged after tasting anything sweet. Get very sleepy immediatly..Feeling of bowel movement as well.Gets better after a nap or bowel movemnt?

Feel like drugged after tasting anything sweet. Get very sleepy immediatly..Feeling of bowel movement as well.Gets better after a nap or bowel movemnt?

Hypoglycemia: This could be due to reactive hypoglycemia; a sudden drop of blood sugar after a heavy load of carbohydrates. This is due to an excess production of Insulin in response to the sugar load. Responds to reduction in the amount of food ms carbohydrates ingested. May be seen in a pre-diabetic state. Check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Have feeling after bowel movement that some is stuck in anus and not quite finished. Also have feeling of uti I'm bladder constant urge. What is It?

Have feeling after bowel movement that some is stuck in anus and not quite finished. Also have feeling of uti I'm bladder constant urge. What is It?

Uti and bm: Good question! Since your bladder and rectum are close to each other, a uti will cause irritation to your bladder give you the sensation of needing to urinate again after you've already done so. It is possible your rectum can be irritated, too. Have your PCP check you out. If he starts you on antibiotics, check in the rectal irritation resolves when the uti resolves. If not, may need GI consult. ...Read more

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Recently when I have to have a bowel movement i get moderate cramps -unlike my normal feeling or urge when i need to go -its more crampy and intense, ?

Vague: These symptoms, by themselves, can occur as a result of multiple illnesses and without further information and an exam it is not possible to diagnose over the internet. See a doctor. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Blood in toilet after bowel movement also blood on toilet paper feeling weak and light headed. Also very anxious and can't calm down?

Blood in toilet after bowel movement also blood on toilet paper feeling weak and light headed. Also very anxious and can't calm down?

You need to see a do: Someone should take you to the hospital now to be seen. If no one is there I would call 911 and have EMT's take you there. Your symptoms are possibly due to blood loss and anemia. ...Read more

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Can pushing too hard during a bowel movement give you a feeling of pain like having a UTI infection.

Can pushing too hard during a bowel movement give you a feeling of pain like having a UTI infection.

Uti: Yes. Straining or pushing during a bm can certainly cause the symptoms you described. This can be due to hard stools and the pressure can be transmitted to the bladder with symptoms such as frequency urgency and. Incontinence ...Read more

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I have IBS and recently have started feeling nauseous when I need a bowel movement. When I have a BM the nausea subsides. This is a new symptom.

I have IBS and recently have started feeling nauseous when I need a bowel movement. When I have a BM the nausea subsides. This is a new symptom.

Nausea: This reflexive reaction to the urge to have a bm isn't too unusual when the bm is somewhat urgent as often happens in IBS syndrome which actually can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract to some degree. ...Read more

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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