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Foods To Stimulate Bowel Movement
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
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
Not really: only if the hemorrhoid are painful it could cause problem because the patient avoid having BM because of the pain. in general you need to keep your bowels soft, by drinking a lot of water, average 10-12 bottles a day. you need to eat more fruits, and drink juices, you need to eat more fibers, more vegetables. you need to exercise daily. you might need to take some stool softener. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can intake of excess sugar in diet,cause issue of incomplete bowel evacuation[ve regular bowel movement]bu ,have to use glycerine suppository regular?
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
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
Probably ok: Not sure why you have indigestion or diarrhea but usually it is diet related. In general when this occurs, it is best to eat bland food, that is soft and easily digestible. Oats fall in that category. Papayas too if you dont have any allergies to this fruit or sugar problems since it is a high glycemic fruit. ...Read more
It depends: Many healthy people have multiple bowel movements/day. The questions are how many, what consistency and how do you feel. In healthy people vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fruit are full of fiber and promote healthy bms. If you have diarrhea, then see your doctor, ck food intolerances. Another option to slow chronic diarrhea is probiotics/ prebiotics or soluble fiber without water. ...Read more
Fiber: In general, the best natural way to "move bowels" is to eat foods with high fiber content. Fiber is material that can't be broken down by our gastrointestinal system and move things along. Oil and oily foods are absorbed by the gut, unless there is some sort of enzyme deficiency, so they aren't effective for what you're suggesting. Very oily foul smelling stools are termed steatorrhea. ...Read more
How do you define diarrhea, is it bowel movement consistency or frequency? Is one lose stool bowel movement diarrhea?
Gut motility and lip: read this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23803895Get a more detailed answer ›
I frequently suffer from irregular bowl movements, what's the best way to encourage more frequent bowl movements to avoid constipation?
Start simple, but...: First optimize fiber ; h2o intake. Next, docusate helps moisten ; soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe ; available for anyone over 2, ; assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. But change in bowels is a "red flag" that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: Moderate exercise, particularly when exercising the abdominal muscles, helps to stimulate the intestines to move along the material within and can help speed up bowel movements and avoid constipation. This helps the intestines to only absorb what they are meant to absorb and avoid reabsorbing toxins related to the material sitting there too long and allowing resorption. ...Read more
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
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?
Not much: If there are no other issues, there is not a problem. ...Read more
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
I fee full even though I only eat a little amount of food and I havent 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had blue/green bowel movement. Did not consume any food or beverage of this colour. What caused this and should I be concerned?
Check it out : If persistant may need all and ultrasound to check out ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
Are there any foods you can eat that will help the first bowel movement not be so painful after a c-section?
I eat fiber foods every day and have a bowel movement every day yet I had 2 diverticulitis attacks with in 3 months why do I get them?
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