Top
30
Doctor insights on: Fish Oil And Bowel Movements

Share

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


2

2
Black oil spot in toilet when having bowel movement. On weight watchers eating fish three times a week?

Black oil spot in toilet when having bowel movement. On weight watchers eating fish three times a week?

When you say: "black oil spot" the concerning thing it brings to mind is melena: black "tarry" feces associated with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. This is such a concerning sign, that even if it is something else, which it might be, you have to be checked out for upper GI bleeding. Weight Watchers is a good idea; I don't think it has anything to do with eating fish. See you doctor ASAP for eval. Good wishes. ...Read more

5

5
Can clear oil at the top of toilet water after bowel movement be a fat absorption problem?

Can clear oil at the top of toilet water after bowel movement be a fat absorption problem?

Unlikely: Clear oil floating on the surface is not part of the description fat malabsorption. It may be mucus which is normal with a bowel movement. With significant fat malabsorption the patient gets steatorrhea: greasy foul smelling voluminous stools pale in color. ...Read more

6

6
I eat only junk food and high fatty foods. Could this cause oil slick in toilet after bowel movement?

I eat only junk food and high fatty foods. Could this cause oil slick in toilet after bowel movement?

Good fat vs.: Bad fat. Bad fat in junk food can result in greasy bowel movements and overall deterioration in health. Good fat such as found in coconut oil and olive oil will increase the probability of good health and give you a feeling of satiety so you are not so hungry. Try to eat better now or you may pay for it later. Peace and good health. ...Read more

8

8
In the past few months, I have noticed what looks like oil floating on top of the water after I have had a bowel movement. Some of the water in the toilet looks shiney, like oil floating. Only after bm's.

In the past few months, I have noticed what looks like oil floating on top of the water after I have had a bowel movement. Some of the water in the toilet looks shiney, like oil floating. Only after bm's.

Hello.: Hello. You are likely not metabolising fat adequately which may be due to problems with bile (liver, pancrease, (pancrelipase) gallbladder, bile ducts). This needs to be medically evaluated. ...Read more

10

10
I took a mineral oil enema 30 mins ago and had no bowel movement...it says call your dr if this happens but I don't have a regular dr?

I took a mineral oil enema 30 mins ago and had no bowel movement...it says call your dr if this happens but I don't have a regular dr?

Constipation: If you have been constipated for a while you may also want to take MiraLax to soften the stool from the top. Also it helps to go and sit on the toilet after a meal for 20 min (that is the time you are most likely to have a BM). If you also have abdominal pain then you need further evaluation, please call one the HealthTap physicians ...Read more

11

11
After my bowel movement I'm experiencing a little abrasion and feel there could be a cut in my anal opening. Is it safe to use coconut oil to heal it?

After my bowel movement I'm experiencing a little abrasion and feel there could be a cut in my anal opening. Is it safe to use coconut oil to heal it?

Sure: However, prevention is best. Use fiber in your diet to keep your bowels moving easily. Drink plenty of water daily. See your physician if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

14

14
Silly question, can using castor oil on the scalp promote loose bowel movements? Has been happening to me the last few days of doing this.

Silly question, can using castor oil on the scalp promote loose bowel movements? Has been happening to me the last few days of doing this.

P in P: Castor oil needs to be digested in the small intestine before it can cause diarrhea. In the small intestine, castor oil becomes ricinoleic acid. This is what causes the diarrhea. Hence, castor oil placed on the scalp is less likely to be converted to ricinoleic acid and unlikely to be the cause of your loose stools. Enjoy your oils, stay beautiful and p in p (poop in peace)! ...Read more

15

15
I have had pain in my ribs for over a week now. Also feels like I have acid reflux. Today I had a bowel movement and I had orange oil discharge. Help?

I have had pain in my ribs for over a week now. Also feels like I have acid reflux. Today I had a bowel movement and I had orange oil discharge. Help?

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing you face to face, obtaining a detailed history and doing a physical exam and possibly some lab testing it would be impossible to advise you. Suggest you see a GI doctor in your area and get evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

16

16
Can I take castor oil by mouth to help with a bowel movement due to hemorrhoids?

Can I take castor oil by mouth to help with a bowel movement due to hemorrhoids?

Fiber laxative: It would be easier on your system if you take fiber laxative like Metamucil.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

17

17
Constant gas preventing regular bowel movements and causing distension. Sensitive to many foods. Eating mainly fruit, salads, fish, chicken and eggs?

Constant gas preventing regular bowel movements and causing distension. Sensitive to many foods. Eating mainly fruit, salads, fish, chicken and eggs?

Gas - bowels: You should bring this to the attention of your doctor. Almost certainly she/he will take a medical history, examine you, and order labs.
Relax a bit - things will get better soon! ...Read more

20

20
How long to use fish oil?

How long to use fish oil?

It depends: On why you are taking/using fish oil. If you have very high triglycerides (>1000), then you may need to take this for the rest of your life or at least until you can undertake interventions that will keep the levels tolerable without fish oil. If you are taking it as a well-being supplement, then it is up to you. ...Read more

21

21
What does fish oil pills do?

What does fish oil pills do?

Fish Oil: Fish oil supplies essential omega-3 fats that our bodies cannot make on their own. Among their many effects, they can lower triglycerides, prevent heart disease, help reduce high blood pressure, and reduce inflammation in the body. Fish oil helps ward off depression too. In general, most people need at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg dha per day in a fish oil preparation. ...Read more

22

22
Can fish oil improve my vision?

Can fish oil improve my vision?

Don't Know: Omega 3 fatty acids are suspected to improve patients with macular degeneration. This has yet to be proven, but a study is underway to determine this exact question.

Look for data from the "areds 2" study due to come out in the 1-2 years.

The short answer is that nothing has been proven. ...Read more

23

23
Can fish oil make your butt bigger?

Can fish oil make your butt bigger?

No,: Calories from fish oil will not cause buttocks to enlarge. ...Read more

25

25
Can fish oil help you with studying?

Can fish oil help you with studying?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

26

26
What do fish oil pills do in my body?

What do fish oil pills do in my body?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

27

27
Do fish oil work for bigger buttlocks?

Taking fish oil: Will not cause spot weight/ fat gain. ...Read more

28

28
Does megaman one a days have fish oil?

Does megaman one a days have fish oil?

???: The only thing I could find when searching for "megaman one-a-day" was a video game. (and it had no fish oil in it). ...Read more

29

29
How much fish oil should I take daily?

How much fish oil should I take daily?

Fish Oil: Look for a brand with 1600mg of Omega 3. DHA and EPA Take 5ml two times per day. There are also good products in gel caps

http://mtex. It/96nt5aq0 ...Read more

30

30
Does fish oil 600mg make your butt bigger?

Does fish oil 600mg make your butt bigger?

No: I am unaware of any studies that have shown this. Usually when people gain mass in one area its from increasing body fat linked to too many calories consumed, high glycemic foods, exercise (too much or too little) and hormonal changes. ...Read more

Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


Defecation (Definition)

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