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Is it normal for me not to to have a bowel movement 2 weeks after sigmoid colectomy?

Is it normal for me not to to have a bowel movement 2 weeks after sigmoid colectomy?

No not really: You need to talk with your surgeon and inform them of this. This is NOT 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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How long after a colonoscopy will you have a bowel movement?

How long after a colonoscopy will you have a bowel movement?

Not worth worrying a: Since the bowels are completely emptied before colonoscopy, it can take several days to refill the gut in order to have a bm. So I would not be too concerned, let nature take its course. It usually takes 4 to 7 days to have a bm, yet you should not be obsessed about it. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have a bowel movement after having a colonoscopy?

How long does it take to have a bowel movement after having a colonoscopy?

A day or two: After a colonoscopy, you should be able to eat normally. It depends on what and how much you eat, you should have a bowel movement within a day or two. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have a bowel movement after eating?

How long does it take to have a bowel movement after eating?

Depends on food: Typically, in a digestive tract that works properly, a bowel movement should occur twice daily. Various foods may affect it. High fiber foods will decrease the transit time, cheese and various other foods may slow it down. Probiotics help to promote gut health to maintain consistency of bm's. ...Read more

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How long for a bowel movement after a colonscopy?

Varies: If you resume a diet rich in fiber (fruits, vegetables, salads) you usually resume bowel movements the next day. ...Read more

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How long after a colonoscopy before you should have a bowel movement?

A day or two: Since you are not eating the day before and your bowel has been cleaned for colonoscopy and your bowel is clean. After colonoscopy you start eating regular diet and it may take a day or two to have a regular bowel movement. ...Read more

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How long after a colonoscopy should I expect to have a bowel movement?

How long after a colonoscopy should I expect to have a bowel movement?

Few days: Your colon was empty in preperation for the colonoscopy, therefore it would take a few days to have a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Is it ok or normal not to have a bowel movement everyday? I live quite healthy but I have not for as long as I can remember.

Is it ok or normal not to have a bowel movement everyday? I live quite healthy but I have not for as long as I can remember.

No problem there.: There's no problem with not having a bowel movement every single day of your life. Truth be told, "normal" bowel habits can have bowel movements happening up to once weekly. So there's no problem with not having a bowel movement every day, if this is just your normal pattern. ...Read more

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Why doe sit take me so long to have a bowel movement. Somtimes on toilet for almost an hour?

Why doe sit take me so long to have a bowel movement. Somtimes on toilet for almost an hour?

Constipation: Answering Your question is hard, because many things affect a person's bowel habits. Sounds like you have some constipation, that may be chronic. This is not uncommon, particularly if taking certain medications (most notoriously, narcotics).
You need a colonoscopy, to make sure there is no serious GI problem. If that is OK, I would recommend a laxative like MiraLax, (polyethylene glycol) that can be taken Daily ...Read more

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Hemroidectomy how long will I have pain with a bowel movement after a hemroidechtomy. Its been 3 weeks and bowl movements still hurt.

You: You can expect some pain after surgery. If your doctor gave you a prescription medicine for pain, take it as prescribed. Ask your doctor what over-the-counter medicines are safe for you.
At this point in your post-operative course, you are probably on a regular foods - at this point you should be increasing the amount of fiber in your diet. You should take stool softeners that contain fiber to help make your bowel movements smoother and decrease the straining during defecation that increase the pain. You may apply numbing medicines before and after bowel movements to relieve pain, including local anesthetics that contain drugs as Lidocaine and can be obtained over-the-counter. Lidocaine-topical is a generic brand name that can help to resolve a variety of problems that cause irritation. The brand names for this are LidaMantle and xylocaine (lidocaine). Ice packs applied to the anal area may reduce swelling and pain.
Frequent soaks in warm water (sitz baths) help relieve pain and muscle spasms.

If this does not improve the pain, you should follow-up with the surgeon to check for problems. ...Read more

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Recovering from hemorrhoidectomy last month -how long will it be uncomfortable to have a bowel movement?

Recovering from hemorrhoidectomy last month -how long will it be uncomfortable to have a bowel movement?

A few weeks: Generally the worst pain is only a couple of weeks, but very important to keep the bowels soft and use sitz baths, gentle hygiene (soft wipes and creams) for at least a month to allow complete healing. If pain persists, make sure the surgeon looks for an anal fissure as this may happen. ...Read more

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How long can a newborn not have a bowel movement? He has been real fussy and seems like he doesn't want to go poop.

How long can a newborn not have a bowel movement? He has been real fussy and seems like he doesn't want to go poop.

Varies: Most commonly, newborns have several BM's a day, usually after nursing or feeding from the bottle. However, some will start having BM less and less often, sometimes up to 5 days, but their BM's are still soft. When he gets fussy and seems uncomfortable, you should contact his doctor. Each doctor has a different approach, you should follow your doctor's advice first. ...Read more

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How long after an appendectomy should I expect to have a bowel movement? Its been around two days. I'm eating normal and taking a stool softener.

How long after an appendectomy should I expect to have a bowel movement? Its been around two days. I'm eating normal and taking a stool softener.

See answer: Most people move their bowel by day 3 or 4. If no BM by then check with your Dr. Increase fiber in your diet and liquids. Increase your ambulation and amount of time up and about which will help you move your bowels. ...Read more

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I know this is going to sound insane but I have had bloody stool for a few years now. What is this. Too afraid for doctors visit also no longer having regular bowel movements. It looks like balls of puss when I try to have a bowel movement and it smells.

I know this is going to sound insane but I have had bloody stool for a few years now. What is this. Too afraid for doctors visit also no longer having regular bowel movements. It looks like balls of puss when I try to have a bowel movement and it smells.

See a doctor: There are many reasons for your symptoms, many of them treatable with simple solutions. In order to fully investigate, you need to see a doctor.

While it is understandable you are afraid, this is the only way to get much needed relief by determining what treatment you need. Only your doctor can determine this. ...Read more

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I've had 1 bowel movement n 7 days. Taking lax everyday. And other sugg? I can't take this any longer. I'm so bloated an unconffy. Plez help

Constipation: Have you had any abdominal surgery? (why are you taking Valium?) its possible you have bowel obstruction. It is dangerous to be taking laxatives so frequently. If you are laxative dependent, your bowel habits will be effected. I highly recommend consulting your doctor for exam and possible abd X-ray and lower GI series. ...Read more

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How long is it ok to go without a bowel movement?

How long is it ok to go without a bowel movement?

Constipation: There is no "magic number" for acceptable days of constipation. At your age, it is probably a dietary and hydration issue: http://www. Wikihow. Com/relieve-constipation. Try the solutions outlined in the article and if still a problem, consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How long before infant has a bowel movement without struggling?

How long before infant has a bowel movement without struggling?

It depends: The problem is that babies aren't coordinated and don't open their sphincter immediately when they have a bowel movement. Also, it's harder to have a bowel movement when you are lying down. As long as the stool is soft, there really isn't a problem with them straining a bit. It doesn't necessarily mean that there is anything wrong. If the stool is hard balls, see your doctor for help. ...Read more

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How long after colonoscopy until you have a normal bowel movement?

How long after colonoscopy until you have a normal bowel movement?

A day or two: Since you are not eating the day before and your bowel has been cleaned for colonoscopy and your bowel is clean. After colonoscopy you start eating regular diet and it may take a day or two to have a regular bowel movement. ...Read more

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What can cause my 12 year old son to go so long without having a bowel movement?

Common problem: Various degrees of stool retention are common in childhood. It can be triggered simply if a kid decides not to poo when nature calls & then has a painful one the next day. Kids may begin retaining stools to avoid pain & gradually alter their intestine.At school age the kids want to avoid school bathrooms & continue the pbm. A complete eval by doc/xrays/6m+ of rx & it may improve. ...Read more

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How long after a colonoscopy should you can expect to have a normal bowel movement?

Two or three: Days. If you don't return to normal after that, consult your GI specialist. I hope they didn't find anything serious up there. ...Read more

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How long can person go without bowel movement if eating 3 meals a day before problems?

It varies: Some patients have a bowel movement every day and others may have one several days apart. Please see your health care provider if you have a problem with constipation... ...Read more

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How long to wait for a bowel movement. When is it not safe

Constipation: It is not necessary to have a bm daily. Most people develop some discomfort after 4-5 days. Certainly more than 5 days is not a "normal pattern."adequate water intake of 6-8 glasses of water daily, high fiber diet & use of a fiber supplement such as benefiber, citrucel, metamucil may be of benefit. Prunes & prune juice can also relieve constipation. If the problem persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Since having kids, I’ve noticed it takes longer or more wipes to wipe clean after a bowel movement. What cause this?

Since having kids, I’ve noticed it takes longer or more wipes to wipe clean after a bowel movement. What cause this?

Body changes: Dietary changes and digestive changes can change the consistency of stool. As we age changes in the anus can also occur. If you are concerned consider seeing a colorectal surgeon who can do an exam and make sure all is normal. ...Read more

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I have been noticing thin black string like things after a normal bowel movement in the toilet. They are about 1/2 in long and thin.

I have been noticing thin black string like things after a normal bowel movement in the toilet. They are about 1/2 in long and thin.

Food fibers: Undigested fibers in the food are the most likely explanation. It is not a disorder and should not be of any concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How long after a cholecystectomy will it take to have a normal bowel movement?

Short time: After uncomplicated cholecystectomy will have bm in 2 to 3 days. ...Read more

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How long after a open cholecystectomy will it take to have a normal bowel movement?

Probably: About 3 days or so, depending on operative findings. If you had an acute infection or any complication, then it would take longer. Ask your surgeon for specifics in your case. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more