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Doctor insights on: Grainy Bowel Movements

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I have a bowel movement every day but it's always dry and grainy like sheep stool. I've tried everything: fiber, water, fruits, veggies, nothing work!

I have a bowel movement every day but it's always dry and grainy like sheep stool. I've tried everything: fiber, water, fruits, veggies, nothing work!

I SEE NO PROBLEM: As long as you are moving your bowels daily and there are no other symptoms and you are not taking any medicine and have no coexisting medical condition.I will not worry about the stools which are grainy and dry You should continue high fiber diet and increased fluids.But if you have any other symptoms than consult your doctor. But at next doctor's visit discuss your concerns as well ...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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Should I get bowel movements everyday?

Should I get bowel movements everyday?

NO: There really is not a " normal schedule" for everyone. If you are able to eat without bloating or pain, with good elimination of formed stool - do not become fixated on your bm frequency. ...Read more

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What causes explosive bowel movements?

What causes explosive bowel movements?

Bowel movement: Explosive bowel movements are associated usually with some type of infection. They can be associated with, for example, lasctose intollerance. I would talk to a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I have bowel movement everyday ?

How can I have bowel movement everyday ?

Eat fiber: African tribes that eat lots of fiber go 3 to 5 times a day. Roughage/fiber includes fruits and vegetables like celery, grapes etc. These should help you go regularly. ...Read more

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What are causes of black bowel movements?

What are causes of black bowel movements?

GI bleeding: Black stools can be caused by GI bleeding, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) iron, kaopectate and licorice. Your doctor should be able to examine you and tell what the cause is. ...Read more

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How often should you have bowel movement?

How often should you have bowel movement?

Varies, once a day: On average, one or two times a day but can vary and depends on the individual's bowel habits, diet etc . Could be 3-4 per day or every 2-3 days. ...Read more

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