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Burping and frequent bowel movements in early pregnancy, normal?

Burping and frequent bowel movements in early pregnancy, normal?

Burping is common.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Constipation can occur. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Is it normal to have frequent normal bowel movements in early pregnancy? Also cramping slightly with the bm and gas. 8 weeks so far.

Is it normal to have frequent normal bowel movements in early pregnancy? Also cramping slightly with the bm and gas.  8 weeks so far.

Yes: Yes, multiple GI complaints are common. Extreme hormone elevations are the norm for early pregnancy and almost anything goes. Not to worry, with time much of this will dissipate. Hang in there. ...Read more

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2nd pregnancy, lots of pressure in vagina/rectum, more frequent urination, more frequent bowel movements (3+/day) occ. Contracts. & cramps.Labor soon?

2nd pregnancy, lots of pressure in vagina/rectum, more frequent urination, more frequent bowel movements (3+/day) occ. Contracts. & cramps.Labor soon?

Not necessarily: Without more information it's hard to answer the question. How many weeks are you? If you are past 34 weeks, these can be common symptoms that are not of great concern, and not necessarily indicative of imminent labor. In general, unless you are having pains that stop you from doing things occurring every 5 minutes or closer, these are likely braxton-hicks type contractions, not true labor. ...Read more

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Is it true that the body cleanses itself by making frequent bowel movements?

Yes and no: Stool is made of electrolytes, water and millions of colonic bacteria. So having bowel movements does take water and bacteria out of your body so that is a cleanse. For colonoscopies, we also do bowel cleanses which also reduces the methane concentration in the colon eliminating the possibility of explosion with electrocautery. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have frequent bowel movements? Too much roughage?

Too much roughage: Yes if there is more bulk in the diet due to more roughage than you will have bulky and more frequent bowel movements. ...Read more

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Can the use of two enemas have a side effect of frequent bowel movements for a week?

Can the use of two enemas have a side effect of frequent bowel movements for a week?

They shouldn't: Two enemas should not have a side effect of frequent bowel movements for a week. It sounds like something else is going on. If you changed your gut flora with the enemas, you might have an overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria which is causing and perpetuating the problem. Consider some probiotics to help the problem. ...Read more

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My son is 3 but for the past 5 months he's been complaining of his stomach hurting he has frequent bowel movements and they're very loose if not runny?

See a pediatrician: This should be looked into carefully. If not an infectious diarrhea (which is always possible) you must exclude inflammatory bowel diseases. Take him to a knowledgeable pediatrician and have him seen soon. Hope this is minor and he will be better quickly. ...Read more

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What could be causing frequent bowel movements?

What could be causing frequent bowel movements?

Need more info.: There are so many possible causes that i can't list them all here; without more information on other symptoms, i can't narrow it down for you. I'd suggest seeing the doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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What health issues can result from frequent bowel movements?

What health issues can result from frequent bowel movements?

Several things: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have less frequent bowel movements when dieting?

Is it normal to have less frequent bowel movements when dieting?

Dieting and bowel mo: Depends on what kind of diet you are on, like low carb diet like atkins you may be constipated, or scanty bowel movements.Hcg diet causes constipation.Reduce calory diet, liquid diet etc all cause fewer bowel movements or constipation due to less bulk in the diet. So yes you have fewer bowel movements while dieting. ...Read more

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Does more frequent bowel movements mean higher fiber?

Does more frequent bowel movements mean higher fiber?

What is the question: I cannot figure out what you are asking? Does high fiber cause more frequent bowel movements? Often yes, but not in all people. Is the question if i'm having frequent bm's should I eat more fiber? Maybe. The goal for daily fiber is 25 g per day or more. Check your fiber intake (count for a day or two), then increase as needed to get over 25 g per day. Most people in U.S. Are way below that. ...Read more

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My husband has diabetic gut, and he is in deep pain and frequent bowel movements constantly 24/7. I am desperate to find some comfort for ?

Go to MD: Dm usually causes gastroparesis and slow intestinal movement, not diarrhea unless it is an overflow diarrhea from chronic constipation and malabsorption. It just does not sound right. If he has bee on antibiotics before, worry about superinfection, or even not. It is best to have a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause frequent bowel movements? More than 3 a day ?

Yes: One of the characteristics of IBS is variability of bowel movements. But without other symptoms, going frequently through the day can be normal ...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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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more