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Frequent Bowel Movements Not Diarrhea
Over the past week I have been having abdominal cramping frequent bowel movements sometimes diarrhea and mucus in stool, even when I wipe thick mucus?
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
What does it mean when I have immensely frequent bowel movements which either contain watery diarrhea or a clear/white-ish foam-like substance?
Infection - colitis.: That sounds like an infection primarily. Could also be an inflammatory condition like Crohn disease or ulcerative colitis, but I'd think of a bacterial infection of the large intestines first. You need some testing right away. Please see a doctor or get to an Emergency Room for an exam, blood and stool testing and CT scan of the abdomen. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I keep having cramps and painful frequent bowel movements. I don't have diarrhea it's just solid but little amounts Everytime I go poop.
Abd cramping: Could be constipation, are you drinking enough? About 2-3 liters/ day and also having fiber in diet. Try a cup prune juice a day. Could also be irritable bowel, or early inflammatory bowel (usually mucus/ blood) or other bowel disorder with innervation (mega colon), diverticulitis (whichc is rare at a young age). Rarely may be appendiciits if right lower side pain. F/u /w doc today Read more
I am having extreme sciatic pain along with lower abdominal pain. Frequent bowel movements with little output. Diarrhea/waterlike stool.?
What could be causing my frequent bowel movements in a morning and then ending in diarrhoea ie loose watery stools?
Is this new?:
Change in bowell habits, with watery stools needs a diagnostic work up.
See your health care provider. Read more
How long after complex salmonella that caused Diarrehea but no vomiting should I have frequent bowel movements? I was hospitalized for a week and a half with colitis from the salmonella and was npo for 2 days then liquid diet for 3 or 4. Then gradual up
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
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
I was given two shots of penicillin this morning and now I am haven't very frequent bowel movements. Is this normal?
Antibiotics: Although antibiotics can eventually cause diarrhea, they would not have that effect within the same day of receiving them. There must be another cause of your frequent stools. Perhaps it is related to whatever reason you actually received the antibiotics in the first place. If the problem persists, contact your doctor. Good luck. Read more
Depends on you: Frequent is more frequent for you. If you always poop 3 times a day then that is normal for you. If you always poop every other day then that is normal for you. If you are a once a day popper most of the time and all of a sudden you start pooping 6 times a day, then that would be "frequent bowel movements" for example. Read more
Several things: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. Read more
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
Is there any health benefit in having frequent bowel movements, like twice a day as appose to less frequent, like once every 3 or 4 days? Please explain, thank you very much
Bowel pattern varies: Everyone's stool pattern is different. Some people have 1 bowel movement/day and other people may have bowel movements every 3 to 4 days. The frequency of bowel movements depends on how active you are, your diet and how much water and fluids that you drink. Formed and nonpainful bowel movements are the goal. A probiotic may help with bowel movements. Any blood or hard stools is a problem. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
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