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What is a normal frequency of bowel movements?

What is a normal frequency of bowel movements?

Usually 1-2 per day.: There is quite a bit of variability, but 1-2 bowel movements per day is typical. If yours are less frequent, you may need to drink more water each day (8-10 glasses) or increase your intake of fruit & vegetable fiber. Finally, if you still have problems, see your doctor to make sure there are no other relevant intestinal issues. ...Read more

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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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I am having very frequent bowel movements. How can I reduce the frequency?

I am having very frequent bowel movements. How can I reduce the frequency?

Add bulk diet: Unless this is chronic problem, you may try by add fiber and roughage to your diet. Increase the amount of raw and green vegetables like salads and try taking fiber like metamucil every day. If not better start by visiting your personal provider. ...Read more

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Hi Ive recently been experiencing many different symptoms, think you can help? my primary is at a loss... ive gained 40 pounds in the last year, increased urine frequency, bowel movements have become much softer and different looking, been very fatigued,

Hi Ive recently been experiencing many different symptoms, think you can help?  my primary is at a loss... ive gained 40 pounds in the last year, increased urine frequency, bowel movements have become much softer and different looking, been very fatigued,

It will be nearly: impossible to evaluate you over the internet. Often it is beneficial to have a second set of eyes evaluate a patient. Make an appointment with an Internist in your community for a full history, examination and lab testing. If he/she is stumped then make an appointment at a university hospital near you. There are several. ...Read more

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My herbalist told me I have a "floppy colon." what is a floppy colon, and how does it effect the frequency and ability of having a bowel movement?

I am not aware: Of any medical condition called floppy colon. Some people have colon that is loosely attached to retroperitoneum and that can sometimes lead to volvulus, or twisting. But these conditions are usually discovered at surgery. As your herbalist what he means, and how he can tell without actually visualizing the colon. ...Read more

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What causes irregular bowel movements for to year old children?

Fruits: Toddlers are usually sensitive to fruits. A little fruit or juice can cause toddlers diarrhea. Try to see if he or she is sensitive to certain fruits or certain amounts of fruits or juices. ...Read more

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Im 59 and have 4 children that are grown.I cannot hold my bowel movement.Can anything be done other than an operation to tightened things in my rectum

Im 59 and have 4 children that are grown.I cannot hold my bowel movement.Can anything be done other than an operation to tightened things in my rectum

Stool consistency: While there may be some sphincter muscle or nerve damage contributing to this problem, it can often be managed by correcting your stool consistency. The more well formed your stool, the easier it is to control. In most cases like yours, continence can be maintained through the use of a fiber supplement and an antidiarrheal. See a colorectal surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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Defecation (Definition)

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


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more