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How Soon After Eating Should You Have A Bowel Movement
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
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
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
Varies: Csn be as little as a few minutes to several hours depending on which prep. ...Read more
Varies: This depends on the reason for the colectomy, the approach used. In general, one should be stool within a matter of days. If not, it is possible that there is another reason at work and further evaluation should occur. If you have been operated upon many times before, the operation may have been difficult and slow you intestine is slow to recover. The length of time postoperatively is importan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: On a daily basis while on narcotics, take a stool softener like colace, dulcolax, or senna. Alternatively, you can use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or other liquid laxatives. Finally, you can do an enema at home with a kit. All of these options are available otc at most pharmacies. ...Read more
A day or two: Depending on when you start eating again. Flatus is gas. ...Read more
Well. . . : Bowel regularity is different for each of us, and once a day may not be "normal" for many. Once a week is probably "not enough" and may qualify as constipation. Treat accordingly with stool softeners, bulk agents, increased fluids, suppositories, enemas, or disimpaction and doctor visit. Roughly in that order of severity. When bowel habits change, view it as a warning sign--see your doctor. ...Read more
Anywhere: From 12-36 hours is normal to have a bm after colonosopy. Anything longer and you should call your endoscopist and discuss with them. Also will be dependent on how much you are eating after the procedure. ...Read more
I usually have to take a bowel movement as soon as 5-15 minutes after eating. It's not constipation, no discomfort. Is it normal to go that soon?
How long do I have to wait after eating a meal to excercise/work out without getting a stomach ache?
Depends: Eating diverts blood to the GI tract and may reduce the supply of blood to other organs. Increasingly it is recognized that an available source of calories is critical to high performance. For example, in professional cycling, riders eat throughout the race to assure a steady supply of sugar. In summary, it is very individualized. If you get a stomach ache after eating, try smaller easily digestib. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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