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Doctor insights on: How Often Should You Have A Bowel Movement

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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

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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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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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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If you are on purely liquid, will you have a bowel movement?

If you are on purely liquid, will you have a bowel movement?

No: There will be a small amount of secretion and material from bacterial growth in the colon but the volume will be miniscule and more like cloudy water at the most. Fiber and other material in the diet contributes the main bulk to the feces. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have prostate fluid come out when you have a bowel movement?

Is it normal to have prostate fluid come out when you have a bowel movement?

Not really: It is not normal for prostate fluid to be expressed with a bowel movement. However, if the bowel movement is very large or severely constipated, then it can be possible for this occur since the stool can push on the prostate surface causing fluid to be expelled into the urethra. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a bowel movement; and it is a lime green color ?

What does it mean when you have a bowel movement;  and it is a lime green color ?

Stool Color: Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile (a yellow-green fluid that digests fats) in your stool. As bile pigments travel through your gastrointestinal tract, they are chemically altered by enzymes which changes the pigments from green to brown.Food may be moving through the large intestine too quickly(diarrhea).So bile doesn't have time to break down. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pelvic spasms before you have a bowel movement?

Pelvic spasms: If these "spasms" are really painful, like a sustained cramp, before and after a bowel movement, it suggests the possibility of having an anal fissure--a little tear in the rectal/anal mucous membrane. In order to heal, you should take something to soften your stool (metamucil or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) are very good otc products), and you may want to try some Hydrocortisone cream to the anus, if it hurts. ...Read more

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What causes heated sensation going through your intestines when you have a bowel movement. And why does it make it hard to breath.

Inflamed?: A hot sensation is the guts usually means inflammation but the cause is another matter. I have however not heard people described an inflamed gut this way. If this is a prolonged problem, consult a GI doctor to find out what kind of inflammation you are having. As for the breathing issue, some inflammatory bowel diseases are linked to lung disease as well. ...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