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Home Remedies For Frequent Bowel Movements Shortly After Eating
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
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
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
Garcinia: Yes, the pill can cause diarrhea.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I have been experiencing lower spine/back pain and irregular/painful/frequent bowel movements for over a month and not getting better?
Back pain: See your doctor.... Could be related to your colon or other abdominal structures... ...Read more
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?
Several things: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...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
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
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
What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movements each time.
Not Digesting...: 18 y/o Female asks, What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movement each time. Most likely one is not digesting their foods adequately/ properly. May be Intolerant to some of the gas forming foods (beans, broccoli, cabbage, garlic, onions, ...) they eat w consequential bowel Irritability /Gassiness. See PCP or GI consult for evaluation/management ...Read more
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
Moderate spurts of pain left side of abdomen just below rib cage. Comes and goes. Soft frequent bowel movements. What could be wrong?
I often get horrible cramping and frequent bowel movements about an hour or so after I eat. What area is the food located at after this time?
Variable: Depending on what you eat, it could be in the stomach pouch (this is what doctors call stomach). The food then goes through the small intestine and on to the large intestine, usually 2-3 days, faster with food intolerance. If you have a food intolerance like a gluten enteropathy, food will move faster through the intestines. If you have a food intolerance, you may develop symptoms you describe. ...Read more
I've had hemorrhoids for the past 5 days. I've been applying a cream and taking pills. I have frequent bowel movements. Is it bcos of hemorrhoids.??
No but frequent BM's: ...can aggravate the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Frequent BM's and the associated wiping can cause irritation, inflammation and protrusion of the hemorrhoids. Gentle wiping with an alcohol-free baby wipe or "Tucks" pads will help with the irritation. When your diarrhea settles down, the hemorrhoids should also. There are also OTC creams (e.g. Anusol) that may also help with hemorrhoid symptoms. ...Read more
See a provider: There are many things that could relate these symptoms. IBS, celiac disease, chron's and many other GI illnesses can cause frequent bowel movements and a resulting vitamin deficiency which can lead to anemia and tiredness. I suggest writing a diary of your bowel movements (how often, consistency- watery/ loose/ normal, other symptoms) and going to see a provider. Good luck! ...Read more
R/O IBS: IBS IS SX OF EXCLUSION. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water ...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
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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