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Doctor insights on: Foods To Stimulate Bowel Movement

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Haven't been able to keep anything down. Food or medications either comes right back up or in terrible at bowel movement. What can it be?

Haven't been able to keep anything down. Food or medications either comes right back up or in terrible at bowel movement. What can it be?

Stomach flu: Sounds like stomach flu (vomiting + diarrhea). Trying sips of water instead of drinking much fluids at a time may be helpful. Avoid solids for now. If you medication to help nausea (phenergan), take that. If you have loose frequent stools, over-the-counter rehydration solution is the way to go. ...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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Can u give me some tips on good food and laxities so I can use the bathroom I haven't had a bowel movement in a few days?

Can u give me some tips on good food and laxities so I can use the bathroom I haven't had a bowel movement in a few days?

High fiber, prunes: Take diet in high fiber such as vegetables, fruits. And use prunes or prune juice daily for good affect. ...Read more

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Is it possible to control the urge for a bowel movement, using any food substances or any techniques?

Is it possible to control the urge for a bowel movement, using any food substances or any techniques?

Listen to your body!: You really need to listen to your body's urges for defecation, and not try to stifle them. (holding on until you reach a toilet is a different matter.) over-controlling the urge to defecate can lead to dry, hard stools and constipation -- including all that comes with it (hemorrhoids, fissures, pain, rectal bleeding, etc). Please allow your bowel its needs. ...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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When is bowel movement after food?

When is bowel movement after food?

Approx 30 min: Most people have a bm about 30 minutes after a meal...And generally only twice a day.

If it is 3-4 x a day...Can be good diet or bowel transit time is too fast and digestion a problem. If poop every 3+ days, transit time is too slow and retaining toxins. ...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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Hi I am guy 24 I have irregular bowel movement 3 to 4 times a day and its been happening for years. Which food is good for digestion?

Needs investigation: It may not be that you need a good food, but to exclude some food item (s) that may be causing frequent bowel movements, e.g., foods containing gluten. It is not feasible to provide meaningful advice without examining you and performing some tests. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a 3rd bowel movement today that was green and looked almost like guacamole. Could it just be that food moved too quickly through my body?

Yes: The color of your stool can be affected by transit time through the colon as well as the foods you ate; it very likely will return to normal. ...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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Just had pink semi-solid bowel movement. Had spicy food for lunch + dinner. What do I do?

Just had pink semi-solid bowel movement. Had spicy food for lunch + dinner. What do I do?

Pink or BRBPR?: This may just be just hemorrhoidal but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Considerations: age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), trauma/anal penetration... ...Read more

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All this started when I ate very spicy food last week. The bleeding was for a bowel movement. Unfortunately I took spicy food again yesterday and bled?

All this started when I ate very spicy food last week. The bleeding was for a bowel movement. Unfortunately I took spicy food again yesterday and bled?

Needs evaluatiom: Spicy food can cause irritation when the poop is passed. It should not cause bleeding. So if you have bleeding, you should have that checked out by your family doctor, even when it only occurs after eating spicy food. ...Read more

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What could cause a bowel movement 10-15 minutes after eating non greasy food?

What could cause a bowel movement 10-15 minutes after eating non greasy food?

Gastrocolic reflex: Your body is hardwired to increase activity in your bowels when you eat. This is called the Gastrocolic reflex. This reflex is most obvious in babies. When you feed a baby it frequently isn't long before you are changing their diaper. It happens in adults also but its usually less obvious. You can read more about it here:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Gastrocolic_reflex

Best wishes! ...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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My baby is 6.5 months old, breastfed and eating baby food. Should he have a bowel movement every day?

Not Necessary: He could, but some babies can have a bm every 2-7 days. If not fussy and no problems when going this is a normal variation. ...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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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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For the past two months I've had changes in bowel movements, lots of pressure, fullness and upwards movement of food. Afraid of cancer, when to worry?

For the past two months I've had changes in bowel movements, lots of pressure, fullness and upwards movement of food. Afraid of cancer, when to worry?

Not worry - see Dr.: These symptoms sound concerning and you should see your doctor since they are persistent. You don't need to worry, but do need to have these issues evaluated. Cancer would not be the first possible cause on the list, though. ...Read more

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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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I haven't had a bowel movement in 2 weeks. I've tried laxatives and have been eating but no luck. I don't feel constipated. Where is all the food goin?

Large and small gut: The large and small intestine have the ability to distend and can hold an amazing amount of food but you need to see a doc to diagnose what is wrong here. Lack of response to laxatives is very unusual. ...Read more

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Is my mom right in making me take an enema? In 5 minutes, my mom is making me take an enema. I told her I didn't want an enema and she says I have to take it I have no other choice. I haven't had a bowel movement in 15 days due to me eating only junk food

Is my mom right in making me take an enema? In 5 minutes, my mom is making me take an enema. I told her I didn't want an enema and she says I have to take it I have no other choice. I haven't had a bowel movement in 15 days due to me eating only junk food

Hello.: Hello. It is not normal to go 15 days without having a bowel movement. I suspect your mother is worried about this. Will you be giving yourself the enema or will your mother be giving it to you? Have you required enemas in the past? If so, do you struggle, when the enema is given? Are you and your mother angry and arguing with each other? Are you afraid of the enema or do you just not want to have it? If a person struggles when an object is introduced into the anus it could cause pain or sometimes an injury. That is why I am asking about people's anger levels. It is best to do this type of thing when people are calm.
I suggest that you might want to show this question and answer to your mother. I recommend that you and your mother talk to your pediatrician. He or she knows your medical history the best and knows what the appropriate treatment options are. It sounds like you aren't willing to do your part, if you aren't willing to eat healthier foods. Maybe you could compromise on this issue, so that you don't ever have to go 15 days without a bowel movement.
I can't answer if your mom is right in making you take an enema. She may feel that she has no other choice due to your obstipation. It is essential that if an enema is performed, that both parties are calm. If you and your mother have not had a discussion with your doctor about use of enemas, then you probably should. ...Read more

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6 month old, breastfed, started solid foods. Would like to ask about bowel cycle. Haven't poop for two days. What is the range in their bowel movement.

6 month old, breastfed, started solid foods. Would like to ask about bowel cycle. Haven't poop for two days. What is the range in their bowel movement.

Bowel movements: Very common for stools to decrease in frequency when adding solid foods. Normal stool pattern can vary from once daily to once a week and still be okay. You will also notice change in smell, color and consistency with adding solids. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have to fart a lot post-op gallbladder removal. I have not had a bowel movement yet so could be due to that. I am eating low-fat food?

Is it normal to have to fart a lot post-op gallbladder removal. I have not had a bowel movement yet so could be due to that. I am eating low-fat food?

Flatulence: Flatulence is nonspecific and perhaps your digestive system has been altered after gall bladder removal. Avoid gassy foods, very harsh roughshod, carbonated drinks and take simethicone 1/2 hour after meals to prevent gas buildup. If constipation becomes problematic drink adequate fluids and try taking a gentle stimulant with stool softener like senokotS daily. ...Read more

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ER - I have a virus Still discomfort & pain in upper abdimon & few in chest area, no bowel movement in day or so Could it be due to lack of food intak?

Possible: You might be dehydrated, the viral infection may have effected your intestinal motility, and so on. There is no way to be certain, but my prediction is that this will clear up in the next day or so. If it doesn't and you feel uncomfortable that will be the time to seek medical help. ...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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What kinds of foods inhibit healthy bowel movements?

Natural plugs: There are some foods that are a bit constipating to many people. Bananas & apples (or applesauce)are the main fruits & I've seen consumption of more than 1/day do it. White breads, pasta (spaghetti or macaroni), cheese & chips are also common offenders. Each person may have their own contributor.
A healthy intake of fluids will often override several of these & some foods naturally lossen stools. ...Read more

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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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Well I keep having lose bowel movements after I have certain food what is this caused by?

Well I keep having lose bowel movements after I have certain food what is this caused by?

What food?: You could have an intolerance to that food, which expresses as loose bowel movements. The gut is one of the first places such responses show up. Other symptoms (maybe later) might be fatigue, drowsiness, bloating, body aches and pains, etc -- signs of inflammation. See your doctor for an evaluation and work towards diagnosis. This can rule out other causes of diarrhea needing treatment. ...Read more

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After adding fibre to my diet I'm experiencing the strangest bowel movements. Passing a lot of food whole&mucus. Bwhat am I doing wrong?

After adding fibre to my diet I'm experiencing the strangest bowel movements. Passing a lot of food whole&mucus. Bwhat am I doing wrong?

Change in motility: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool and improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories, and in so doing restricting fat intake. But too much fiber can make you gassy and increase stool volume. ...Read more

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To the nutritionists: what kind of food produces bloody bowel movements?

To the nutritionists: what kind of food produces bloody bowel movements?

Seriously damaging: The one common food that can cause bloody stools is gluten in people that have celiac disease (relatively rare conditions). Other than that it would have to be a toxic substance that causes significant damage to the lining of the gut. Bloody stools can be a sign of a serious problem caused by many things besides food. It would be a good idea to be evaluated by a doctor. ...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