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When pooping water does it mean I am losing weight?

When pooping water does it mean I am losing weight?

NO: "pooping water" is diarrhea. This indicates you are losing fluid, nutrients, and electrolytes. Any weight lost by this matter will be regained rapidly by the body's mechanism to re-establish equilibrium. To lose weight: eat a palm-sized portion of protein&portion of brown carbohydrate every 3 hr; sprinkle 4 fruits&5veggies +3tsp oil/fat across the day. Drink 80oz water/day. Exercise 30-45min/day. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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Would be difficult to lose weight if I'm not pooping?

Would be difficult to lose weight if I'm not pooping?

It may slow things: Down a little. Insure that you are hydrating well (at least 64 oz water/ day). Aim for at least 5 servings of veggies and 4 of fruit per day. Moderate dairy use and avoid poor quality carbs. Get daily physical activity. You can try an otc laxative. If these measures don't help with your constipation - then discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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When your pooping a lot does that mean your losing weight?

When your pooping a lot does that mean your losing weight?

NO: "pooping water" is diarrhea. This indicates you are losing fluid, nutrients, and electrolytes. Any weight lost by this matter will be regained rapidly by the body's mechanism to re-establish equilibrium. To lose weight: eat a palm-sized portion of protein&portion of brown carbohydrate every 3 hr; sprinkle 4 fruits&5veggies +3tsp oil/fat across the day. Drink 80oz water/day. Exercise 30-45min/day. ...Read more

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If you poop a lot do you lose weight?

If you poop a lot do you lose weight?

It depends: On what's causing you to poop. If you have an illness, infectious or autoimmune, then you might not be absorbing your food properly, and you will probably lose weight. You should definitely see your doctor.

If you want to poop so you lose weight, then no. Your bathroom scale might lower in the short term, but you haven't really lost any excess body fat, just water and, well, poop. ...Read more

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Started eating healthier months ago and I lost some weight. Now im not really eating healthy and im losing weight. I'm also pooping alot, having heada?

Started eating healthier months ago and I lost some weight. Now im not really eating healthy and im losing weight. I'm also pooping alot, having heada?

Unexplained weight: Loss indicates a need to see your doctor. He/she will let you know if all is well or if you need treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it true that some people get colonoscopies, just to lose weight or get them because they can't go poop for a while.?

Is it true that some people get colonoscopies, just to lose weight or get them because they can't go poop for a while.?

Not to lose weight: I am not aware of colonoscopies being performed for weight loss purposes. However worsening constipation in the right clinical context is an indication for diagnostic colonoscopy. ...Read more

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A friend is spitting & pooping blood. Also losing weight. He's diabetic 2. What's going on?

A friend is spitting & pooping blood. Also losing weight. He's diabetic 2. What's going on?

Blood: Unexplained bleeding & weight loss need to be evaluated by a doctor. Your friend needs to see a doctor ASAP. You sound like a good friend. Please encourage him to do this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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He is diabetic now he's pooping blood, spitting up blood, losing weight, fingertips numb & having problems w/ feet.?

He is diabetic now he's pooping blood, spitting up blood, losing weight, fingertips numb & having problems w/ feet.?

Doctor can evaluate: A person who is newly pooping blood and spitting up blood needs an evaluation in the ER, or with a GI (gastroenterologist) doctor right away. The ER is usually the best place to get care for a new case of blood coming from the mouth and the anus. ...Read more

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How much weight can you lose from a bowel movement?

How much weight can you lose from a bowel movement?

That is quite: Variable as it depends on the volume / weight of feces. ...Read more

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How much weight can you lose having a bowel movement?

How much weight can you lose having a bowel movement?

Potentially a lot: It depends on much feces your intestines are filled with. An obstipated person might pass a significant amount of stool once the flow gets going. ...Read more

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Is foul smelling stool a good sign if one's trying to detox and lose weight?

Is foul smelling stool a good sign if one's trying to detox and lose weight?

What are you taking?: There's a very good chance that your "detox" is the problem. Any change in diet, alteration in gut flora, or purgative agents may change your stool pattern & odor. Please keep in mind that not everything bought in a health food store, or "natural" products (however well intentioned in taking), may agree with you or be entirely safe. Stop the product & resume a balanced diet--see doc if persists. ...Read more

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If I'm can stool softeners to lose weight, should I take them?

If I'm can stool softeners to lose weight, should I take them?

Please not for that!: There is no meaningful or long-term weight loss with stool softeners--only temporary laxation of stool and maybe loss of some "water". A healthy and long-term approach to weight loss (and keeping the weight off once lost) is consistently making good food choices (avoid high-calorie density foods that are high in fat and processed sugars), minimize snacking, control portion size, and exercise. ...Read more

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If I can take stool softeners to lose weight, should I take them?

If I can take stool softeners to lose weight, should I take them?

Not for that reason: There is no meaningful or long-term weight loss with stool softeners--only temporary laxation of stool and maybe loss of some "water". A healthy and long-term approach to weight loss (and keeping the weight off once lost) is consistently making good food choices (avoid high-calorie density foods that are high in fat and processed sugars), minimize snacking, control portion size, and exercise. ...Read more

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Thought I had a bowel movement. Turned out it was a clear-whitish jelly like substance come out. Not much. No pain did lose some weight. Do I worry?

Thought I had a bowel movement. Turned out it was a clear-whitish jelly like substance come out. Not much. No pain did lose some weight. Do I worry?

Mucous: Is normal. Seen quite often in irritable bowel syndrome. Did you have anal inter course? Did you have blood. If continues with sensation of needing to defecate see your doctor as could be sign also of proctitis aka rectal inflammation. ...Read more

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When you have a bowel movement do you lose weight?

When you have a bowel movement do you lose weight?

Yes: Technically yes but it's an insinsible loss, much like sweating or urinating. It is not weight loss in the true sense of losing fat. From this prespective, every time you eat or drink you gain weight. This is why a persons weight varies throughout the day. The best way to probably weigh yourself is to weigh in the morning after using the bathroom and before eating. ...Read more

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If you having a bowel movement everyday can you lose weight from that?

If you having a bowel movement everyday can you lose weight from that?

You should BM daily: It is normal and healthy to have at least one bowel movement daily. Bms are a way to eliminate undigested food material, toxins and waste from the body. One should not use bowel movements as a weight loss method. If you have unexplained weight loss you should check in with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I have a bowel movement just about everytime I eat, is that normal and could it help me lose weight?

I have a bowel movement just about everytime I eat, is that normal and could it help me lose weight?

Yes, and no: Active bowel pattern: normal unless associated with pain, diarrhea (watery) stool, greasy stool or bleeding. Won't lose weight with it. ...Read more

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I go days without having a bowel movement. What kind of diet should I have? It's harder for me to lose weight?

High fiber: Hi. You poor thing! That's miserable. Eat lots more fiber, and take psyllium with a lot of water before going to bed. ...Read more

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Blood work is fine, no blood in stool or parasites. Why am I still losing weight? Scared it's cancer. I'm 18

Blood work is fine, no blood in stool or parasites. Why am I still losing weight? Scared it's cancer. I'm 18

Calorie record need: If thyroid test, tsh normal and all labs normal, do a diet/calorie record for at least 3 days to know for sure what you are taking in, on average 3000 calories equal 1 pound. How much exersize are you doing? How many bowel movements per day, could have abowel disorder[ibs, crohns, ] or absorbtion disorder or diabetes, check fasting glucose level [but labs normal? ]could be your genetics, bmi normal? ...Read more

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Blood test result was fine. Stool test is fine no blood no parasite. Why am I still losing weight? 18 years old. Can this be cancer?

Blood test result was fine. Stool test is fine no blood no parasite. Why am I still losing weight? 18 years old. Can this be cancer?

Not likely: If you are loosing weight, we need to know your diet, activity etc. Do you have any fever, joint pain or swelling etc. Also need to know how much wt have you lost in what period of time, what are your symptoms?
You definitely need to be evaluated thoroughly by your physician. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight from pregnancy limiting my calorie intake to a max of 1, 140 a day and my stool is very light tan. Almost white, is this bad?

I'm trying to lose weight from pregnancy limiting my calorie intake to a max of 1, 140 a day and my stool is very light tan. Almost white, is this bad?

Gall Bladder: White or light color stools is often due to a lack of bile in it. This could be from a problem with the gall bladder, or bile duct system in the liver. Gall stones may be part of the problem. See your physician to get an easy blood test and examination to evaluate this condition ...Read more

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Myths&facts about bowel movement*? Like, is it ok to force self to go*? Do you actually lose weight if u go after a meal? What to look out for?

Myths&facts about bowel movement*? Like, is it ok to force self to go*? Do you actually lose weight if u go after a meal? What to look out for?

Wt loss stool only: Best for your bowels: plenty fluids, regular physical activity, avoiding eating a lot of foods that slow bowels, like fatty, high sugar, empty calorie snacks & a lot of cheese & meat. And eating plenty fiber-rich foods - fruits, & especially vegetables. No surprise, right? Straining is not good, & can lead to hemorrhoids & painful fissures. Regular laxatives also not good. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Why am I still losing weight? Stool test was normal no blood no parasite. Did a random glucose test it was normal? Is this cancer? Am I not eating enough? I have been eating healthy and exercising.

Why am I still losing weight? Stool test was normal no blood no parasite. Did a random glucose test it was normal? Is this cancer? Am I not eating enough? I have been eating healthy and exercising.

Visit your PMD: I would suggest a full blood panel, CBC, CMP, and STD check. You may be losing weight for several reasons and they need to be investigated depending on how much weight you have lost. Typically a loss of 10% of your body weight without trying is concerning. ...Read more

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Stool color yellows brown all blood work normal not losing weight have IBS -d on off 40 years AST never higher than 14 ALT 16 so why?

Stool color yellows brown all blood work normal not losing weight have IBS -d on off 40 years AST never higher than 14 ALT 16 so why?

Reduce intake: The ibs is a functional disorder. It is good that your ast is normal. To lose weight you need to reduce your caloric intake and increase the exercise; easier said than done. Your stool color is normal. ...Read more

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Foul fecal odor, excessive sweat/ leakage anus, loss urge defecate/eat, fatigued, losing weight, soft tender abdomen, empty vault what's wrong with me? : (

Foul fecal odor, excessive sweat/ leakage anus, loss urge defecate/eat, fatigued, losing weight, soft tender abdomen, empty vault what's wrong with me? : (

Tough one: Could have sperate issues occurring synergistically. You may have an issue in your GI system, getting dehydrated becuase no appetitie, could have anxiety problems adding, like ittitble bowel syndorme, could be a colon problem or stomach problem. Get in but in the meantime take ranitidine 150mg or Omeprazole 40-80mg (best) in case of stomach ulcer, keep up fluids, get seen quick, get bck 2us. Gd l. ...Read more

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Do I have cancer? Losing weight & I eat a lot. My hair is brittle, always tired & nauseated, little blood in stool & bum. Period is late 2x in 2 month

Do I have cancer? Losing weight & I eat a lot. My hair is brittle, always tired & nauseated, little blood in stool & bum. Period is late 2x in 2 month

Visit the Doctor: Those symptoms could be from a variety of things, including low thyroid hormone production. You should get a physical exam and lab work from your physician. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had diarrhea and my last bowel movement there was bright red blood in the toilet I am not having any stomach problems and am eating normally, also im not losing weight or anything last night what the first time I have seen this in my stool an

Yesterday I had diarrhea and my last bowel movement there was bright red blood in the toilet I am not having any stomach problems and am eating normally, also im not losing weight or anything last night what the first time I have seen this in my stool an

Hello.: Hello. First, I would like to let you know that even a few drops of blood can mix with water and give the appearance of a lot of bleeding. There are many possible causes for blood in stool - polyps, internal hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fistulas, and sometimes the rectum or anus can get raw from liquid diarrhea. If this continues you should be evaluated to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Stomach in extreme pain if I eat anything, tired, little energy, chest tightness, mucus in stool, hungry, bloated, nauseous, losing weight, sweaty.

Stomach in extreme pain if I eat anything, tired, little energy, chest tightness, mucus in stool, hungry, bloated, nauseous, losing weight, sweaty.

Med eval soon.: This constellation of symptoms warrants medical evaluation. Any black, malodorous, tarry stools? Is chest tightness effecting breathing? If yes to either of these questions- please seek urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Need evaluation: anemia is most concerning but if you are menstruating may be fine. Would suggest good physical examination and possible GI evaluation ...Read more

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How much weight does poop add to your overall weight?

How much weight does poop add to your overall weight?

Not much...: Probably an average of 3 - 4 pounds. This is about the average amount of weight lost my patients experience after a colon cleanse before colonoscopy. ...Read more

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This is the 3rd time when I poop I lose too much blood what does it mean and what to do?

This is the 3rd time when I poop I lose too much blood what does it mean and what to do?

See a doctor: Blood in the stool is not normal and needs to be investigated. Possible causes include hemorrhoids, fissure, colitis, and cancer. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true that when you poop do you lose nutrition?

Is it true that when you poop do you lose nutrition?

Not usually: People without gastrointestinal disease excrete waste products after absorbing all the nutrients through digestion. However, certain absorptive disorders could cause you to lose nutrition through defecation (pooping). ...Read more

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Do worms grow in our stomachs? I have been pooping 5-6 times a day and it's kinda lose?

Do worms grow in our stomachs? I have been pooping 5-6 times a day and it's kinda lose?

Sort of: There are worms (parasites) that can live in our intestinal tract. Some of them can cause diarrhea. If you see something moving in your movements get it tested for parasites. There are many other causes for loose poops, however. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help my poop is black, sticky and I go 6 times a day for past 2 months what is it I also lost heap of weight unintentionally?

Help my poop is black, sticky and I go 6 times a day for past 2 months what is it I also lost heap of weight unintentionally?

Serious: Mary, it sounds like this could be very serious, possibly upper or lower GI bleeding. Please see your primary care physician or go to the emergency room TODAY. Best. ...Read more

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I don't poop like I should n I am gaining a lot of weight from something....Do I need to be checked out....Help plz. Thx?

I don't poop like I should n I am gaining a lot of weight from something....Do I need to be checked out....Help plz. Thx?

Hypothyroidism: Please see your family doctor. Have a full examination and work up for your symptoms. It is quite possible however that you have low thyroid or hypothyroidism. This can cause both constipation and considerable weight gain. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more