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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Bowel Movements

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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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Which remedy can a 2 year old baby take to relieve painfull bowel movements?

Which remedy can a 2 year old baby take to relieve painfull bowel movements?

Depends on cause: See the doctor. Much more information is needed to determine the cause of the painful bowel movements and then a treatment can be started. ...Read more

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My wife is 62 years old and has bouts with uncontrolled bowel movements is there any remedy?

My wife is 62 years old and has bouts with uncontrolled bowel movements is there any remedy?

In order to...: ... Tell you the appropriate remedy, first the problem needs to be diagnosed. The symptom is uncontrolled bowel movements (called fecal incontinence), the cause is something that can be determined by your doctor with a thorough physical exam and probably some testing. ...Read more

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Patient female 67 years old has problem evacuating last part of bowel movement, worsening over last 4 years. What is the remedy?

Patient female 67 years old has problem evacuating last part of bowel movement, worsening over last 4 years. What is the remedy?

Change in bowels: You are describing a change in your bowels. The best test is a colonoscopy for diagnosis or reassurance all is okay. Don't delay, get in to your doc. ...Read more

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It's been a few years and every time I have a bowel movement & wipe with toilet paper, it is painful on my anus. Is there a remedy? It's very painful.

It's been a few years and every time I have a bowel movement & wipe with toilet paper, it is painful on my anus. Is there a remedy? It's very painful.

Inflammation: Of the tissues in that area is probably the culprit. Topical pads containing witch hazel may provide you with some relief, such as those made by Tucks. If it does not help see a gastroenterologist or colo-rectal surgeon for an anoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. I hope this helps. If you do have more questions or other concerns kindly contact with me on my Virtual Practice at : www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days since starting cough medicine with codeine. What is the best/safest OTC remedy given my current meds?

Haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days since starting cough medicine with codeine. What is the best/safest OTC remedy given my current meds?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and fiber: Make sure to drink plenty of fluids. Avoid caffeinated beverages, though. Eat leafy veggies and get a fiber supplement such as Metamucil or Citrucel. Adding Miralax (polyethylene glycol) to it may be helpful if fiber alone doesn't help. ...Read more

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So what is treatment for bowel movement and urine becouse my brother had spinal cord injury for three weeks ago but still no bowel movement?

So what is treatment for bowel movement and urine becouse my brother had spinal cord injury for three weeks ago but still no bowel movement?

Neurogenic bowel: He needs to be treated urgently for this. After he is disimpacted a maintenance bowel program often using stool softeners, laxatives, and digital stimulation will be required. It appears that he will also need a bladder catheterization program. Take him to a physiatrist who specializes in spinal cord injuries as soon as possible. What level was the injury? Does your brother have quadriplegia? ...Read more

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What are best natural treatment options for constipation due to morphine?, I want to avoid taking laxatives. Last bowel movement was Monday.

What are best natural treatment options for constipation due to morphine?, I want to avoid taking laxatives. Last bowel movement was Monday.

High fiber food: Eat high fiber foods and drink plenty of water. Recommended buy Metamucil at the pharmacy since it is OTC and well tolerated than other strong laxatives. Metamucil is a fiber supplement you can buy as powder form and mix with water. If you do not wish to take Metamucil, you can always try keeping hydrated and exercise. Narcotics cause constipation and a gentler laxative like Metamucil helps. ...Read more

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I have severe rectal pain during periods while bowel movement and passing gas. Can u suggest remedy for this situation?

I have severe rectal pain during periods while bowel movement and passing gas. Can u suggest remedy for this situation?

Rectal Pain: Many reasons could cause rectal pain such as hemorrhoids or anal fissures. You should see a gastroenterologist for a formal exam and possible anoscopy (endoscopic) evaluation ...Read more

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Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.

Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.

Eat more fiber: Eat more fiber, eat more vegetables, if you up the amount of vegetables and natural fiber you eat, you should have no problem having bowel movements. Also exercising should help. If your diet is more than 25% fresh whole vegetables, raw or cooked, and you still don't have bowel movements you might need some tests to figure out why. ...Read more

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Is it to have a bowel movement after going out to eat 5 minutes after I leave? It's only after I go out. Never when I eat at home.

Is it to have a bowel movement after going out to eat 5 minutes after I leave? It's only after I go out. Never when I eat at home.

Timing -> anxiety: If social anxiety disorder it may in anticipation of difficulties with the person you are about to meet up with. Panic attacks can prompt butterflies, nausea, and subsequent diarrhea. "fear of the market place" or agoraphobia causes dread of being embarrassed socially by the attacks. Generalized anxiety disorder patients can suffer from chest tightness, abdominal discomfort and diarrhea. ...Read more

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15 year old son takes a long time for bowel movements; 15-30 minutes. Is this normal? School has a problem with it (usually can wait 'til he's home.)

15 year old son takes a long time for bowel movements; 15-30 minutes. Is this normal? School has a problem with it (usually can wait 'til he's home.)

A Man's Retreat: My dad used his car and the bathroom as retreats from his life of hard work and family hassles. He'd stop on the way home, park the car and read the newspaper, saving the sports section for later, when he'd sit on the toilet for half an hour reading. We had only one bathroom. I've become very creative in finding places to let loose. Consider that as well as low fiber in the diet and lack of exercise ...Read more

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I currently have constipation. What are some natural remedies I can do to fix this? Also what can I do to always maintain a healthy bowel movement?

I currently have constipation. What are some natural remedies I can do to fix this? Also what can I do to always maintain a healthy bowel movement?

Water: Fluids is key! And of course a high fiber diet. If you eat high fiber, and have limited amount of water, you may still be constipated. Apples, pears, brocolli, beans, brans, cabbage, cauliflower, kale... Good amount of fruits and veges and plenty of water. Not tea, diet beverages, sodas, milk but pure water. ...Read more

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Full placental abruption on way to hospital pushed at home thought bowel movement. He survived but bad labor- is 9 with some behavior issues-related?

Full placental abruption on way to hospital pushed at home thought bowel movement. He survived but bad labor- is 9 with some behavior issues-related?

Maybe, maybe not: Abruption can injure baby by decreasing oxygen and nutrient supply during the increased stresses of labor. The first expected markers for injury would be general instability, low blood sugar and seizures within 24 hours. Developmental delays, a seizure disorder and some evidence of cerebral palsy would also be possible. Behavior issues could be linked or arise from a separate trigger. ...Read more

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Had bleeding during bowel movements. How can I tell if it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure? Are there home treatments? Or do they go away on their own?

Had bleeding during bowel movements. How can I tell if it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure? Are there home treatments? Or do they go away on their own?

You may be able to: Tell by looking with a mirror if you know what you're looking for. To know for sure, please see your doctor.If there's a fissure there, you may be able to heal it with a healing ointment such as Aquaphor and making sure your bowel movements aren't hard. Hemorrhoids can resolve on their own if you soften your stool and don't need to push as hard, but if the bleeding continues, you need to be checked. ...Read more

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I am experiencing anal itching for the last 3 to 4 months. Now I'm always aware that I have an anus. On an itchiness scale: pbly 2 out of 10. I've always farted a lot. And when at home I have frequent bowel movements (sometimes dark stool)?

I am experiencing anal itching for the last 3 to 4 months. Now I'm always aware that I have an anus. On an itchiness scale: pbly 2 out of 10. I've always farted a lot. And when at home I have frequent bowel movements (sometimes dark stool)?

Pruritis ani causes: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem before treatm ...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