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Doctor insights on: Foods To Eat To Cure Sticky Bowels

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Anytime I eat spicy food or even mildly spicy food soon after I have severe back pain until I make a bowel movement, and that doesn't always cure it.

Anytime I eat spicy food or even mildly spicy food soon after I have severe back pain until I make a bowel movement, and that doesn't always cure it.

GERD or GB: Spicy foods are usually fatty, such as pizza, chili, tacos, etc. Gallbladder pain frequently is felt in the back, sometimes as the only source of pain. Ruq pain is also associated. Reflux causes esophagus irritation, and although it's most commonly felt in the substernal area, it can be associated with back pain. Unclear about the bowel movement relationship. Try low fat diet, and talk to your md. ...Read more

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What are some good foods I can eat to clear out my bowels?

What are some good foods I can eat to clear out my bowels?

Roughage: Lots of fiber -- whole grains like barley, oats, popcorn, millet, buckwheat, brown rice, whole rye and wild rice. Fruits & vegetables like broccoli, leafy greens, apples, oranges, carrots, cabbage, red grapes, tomatoes, eggplant, strawberries and other prunes. Legumes like lentils, soybeans, split peas, kidney beans, pinto beans, lima beans, chickpeas, edamame and black beans. Water too! ...Read more

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Is how much food you eat dependent on how many times you use your bowels. How often is normal?

Is how much food you eat dependent on how many times you use your bowels. How often is normal?

Varies...: Bms vary with amount and type of food, dietary fiber, other factors including hormones, bowel issues, etc. "normal" varies too roughly 3/day-3/wk; consistency of stool a factor too. Consistency of input affects consistency of output. ...Read more

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When I eat my food sits in stomach then makes me dizzy and like I have to throw up bowels is blood?

When I eat my food sits in stomach then makes me dizzy and like I have to throw up bowels is blood?

Bleeding Bowels: Please, get to your nearest urgent care center or emergency room. Bleeding from your bowels can represent serious issues.

Given your history, my first guess would be an ulcer. But, bleeding ulcers can be deadly.
Go to the nearest emergency room! ...Read more

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Apologies for this question, is the regularity of bowel moments dependent of whether you eat enough food. If you don't eat much and go 2 weeks is ok?

Apologies for this question, is the regularity of bowel moments dependent of whether you eat enough food. If you don't eat much and go 2 weeks is ok?

Absolutely, because: Food not absorbed combined with molecules body is eliminating is what makes up fecal material, as modified by all the microbiome living within this material & resulting in feces being about 50% bacteria, by volume or wt. When eating less, body tends to eliminate less & we tend to move less. However, many additional variables & 2 weeks between evacuating is c/w constipation & promoting problems. ...Read more

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Whenever I eat gluten or sugar it inflames my intestines and bowel.is there anything I can take so I can eat these foods again.how do I treat this?

Whenever I eat gluten or sugar it inflames my intestines and bowel.is there anything I can take so I can eat these foods again.how do I treat this?

May have: Celiac disease given your symptoms. Laboratory tests can confirm. As for the sugar its unclear whether this is truly causing your symptoms. There really isn't a good answer other than food avoidance if a particular food disagrees with you. Keep a food/symptom diary. ...Read more

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What foods = quick bowel transit? Have low anal sphincter function, bms take 4+ hrs in small pieces. Work is suffering. I eat lots of insoluble fibre.

What foods = quick bowel transit? Have low anal sphincter function, bms take 4+ hrs in small pieces. Work is suffering. I eat lots of insoluble fibre.

Mineral oil: Try this: every night take 30 cc of prune juice(if you are not diabetic) and /or another 30 cc of mineral oil. You should have bm by morning time. This remedy is not very tasteful. It however work practically in 100% of cases.
Fibers likely will not help. Fibers create bulk to stimulate gut mechanically. Mineral oil and prune juice stimulate gut's motion by biochemical means. ...Read more

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What are some easily digestable foods to eat to help soften my bowel movements?

What are some easily digestable foods to eat to help soften my bowel movements?

Depends: Easily digestible foods do not necessarily soften your bowel movements. Easy to digest foods are like the brat diet (bread, rice, apple cause, toast) which are great if you are having indigestion, but they will not soften your bms. If you want to soften your bms you need to either eat a high fiber diet, or use stool softeners such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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I fee full even though I only eat a little amount of food and I haven't had a bowel movement in four days. What can I do to relieve this?

I fee full even though I only eat a little amount of food and I haven't had a bowel movement in four days. What can I do to relieve this?

Bowel Movement: It's very important to have regular bowel movements so the body can expel and release digested waste products for optimum health. Things that may help in producing a BM would be to increase your water/fluid intake, increase physical activity and use an OTC laxative. There are multiple products available, however magnesium based products are quite effective as well as Miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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Why am i having a bowel movement right after I eat food?

Normal: There is a gastro colic reflex that happens when we eat... Food in the stomach tells the colon to empty. It can be very normal. ...Read more

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Only if I eat a lot of fried foods/fatty foods, there looks like oily stuff coming of bowel movements. Otherwise, it isn't oily. Normal?

Only if I eat a lot of fried foods/fatty foods, there looks like oily stuff coming of bowel movements. Otherwise, it isn't oily. Normal?

No...: Passage of oil droplets in the stools is abnormal and indicates either maldigestion or malabsorption of fat. Maldigestion of fats more often might occur with gallbladder disease or if you've had your gallbladder removed. Malabsorption signals a pancreatic or intestinal disease. See your doctor for consultation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have irritable bowel syndrome and I eat healthy. Any cure?

No cure : There is no cure but many people learn to live with ibs to the point where symptoms and impact on life are minimal. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat to cleanse my colon and get good bowel movement?

Please suggest what foods can I eat to cleanse my colon and get good bowel movement?

You can start with : Fruits- citrus, strawberries, bananas, green vegetables, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflowers, rice, barley, oats, beans, seeds, nuts, whole grains, flax seeds, yogurts, plenty of water. Good bowel habit, three times per day. Make it top priority! ...Read more

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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

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Are there any foods you can eat that will help the first bowel movement not be so painful after a c-section?

Are there any foods you can eat that will help the first bowel movement not be so painful after a c-section?

Foods rich in fiber: Foods rich in fiber with lots of water can help ease your bowel movements. Veggies, whole grains and lots of water will help your bowel movement and are also healthy for you as well.
Also, may add prune juice, prunes, pears or apples to diet to increase the fiber. ...Read more

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When I have a bowel movement I see a sticky substance stuck to the bowl, it looks like fat. Could i celiac disease? I cannot eat gluten.

May be: You apparently have problems with constipation, because you are on lactulose and linzess, both of which can cause diarrhea. You don't mention why you don'[t tolerate gluten. First step, see a gastro-eneterologist and be evaluated for celiac. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an irritable bowel syndrome, had taken medicines. Is dat life threatening? What wud be the best food for me to eat for ibs. Thanks!

I was diagnosed with an irritable bowel syndrome, had taken medicines. Is dat life threatening? What wud be the best food for me to eat for ibs. Thanks!

Rome 3 criteria: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a non-critical condition w/ abdominal discomfort, altered/ alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet (keep a food diary) & emotional stress may be a factor but first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection, malabsorption. ...Read more

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Often when I eat spicy/hot foods I have a bowel movement later it comes out just as hot & very painful. Is there a reason for this/way to avoid this?

Often when I eat spicy/hot foods I have a bowel movement later it comes out just as hot & very painful. Is there a reason for this/way to avoid this?

Avoid spicy foods: Sometimes this can be from active hemorrhoids or the medical condition pruritus ani. Spicy foods often have an ingredient capsaicin which can set off the p nerve fibers in the body. It seems that some people have more sensitive nerve fibers in their body and the capsaicin found in hot peppers triggers this. ...Read more

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Whenever I eat I get cramps in the middle of my stomache. It almost feels like food is getting stuck and pushing itself through? Bowel movements pain

Whenever I eat I get cramps in the middle of my stomache.  It almost feels like food is getting stuck and pushing itself through? Bowel movements pain

Gastroenterologist: Many things may cause this "dyspepsia" such as gastritis/ulcers, gall bladder disease, inflammation, and delayed stomach emptying (gastroparesis). You should start with seeing your local gastroenterologist to review your symptoms, history, and medications, and to be examined to determine treatable causes. ...Read more

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My father has recently been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). What foods and therapies can u suggest to cure this?

My father has recently been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). What foods and therapies can u suggest to cure this?

Stress reduction.: Since the cause for ibs is unknown (some studies showed that people with ibs has lower pain threshold in the bowel) but stress is considered an important factor, stress reduction (meditation?) would be the first step. A high fiber diet and regular exercise may also help. There are medications to reduce the symptoms but you will need a doctor since response to drugs vary from person to person. ...Read more

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Ever since my Galbladder has been removed I have terrible loose bowel movements, I take fiber. I'm 34. I watch what I eat. No matter the food.

Ever since my Galbladder has been removed I have terrible loose bowel movements, I take fiber. I'm 34. I watch what I eat. No matter the food.

It's not uncommon: Many patients have diarrhea after cholecystectomy for the first few months. Some patients have diarrhea that lasts longer, and there are medications to take to help. There are some other reasons you may have diarrhea, including infectious. You should speak with your surgeon or primary care physician to try to figure out why it's happening. ...Read more

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Is thriving in growth charts, but refuses regular food. Relys on milk. When he does eat his bowel movements are runny have chunks of whole food in it.

Is thriving in growth charts, but refuses regular food. Relys on milk. When he does eat his bowel movements are runny have chunks of whole food in it.

Diet & Milk : Hello. This age can have picky eating habits. Milk despite many calories is iron deficient and can cause anemia in kids relying on milk. Is best to limit milk to 16oz or less per day. Less milk can boost appetite. If juice intake is high, runny stools can result. Lactose may be cause as well. Recommend stool tests if long term issue. For consults, my link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd PNYTKV. ...Read more