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How can I begin to have regular bowel movements?

How can I begin to have regular bowel movements?

Are you normal?: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 bowel movements daily to 1 bowel movement every 3-4 days. Even variable stool frequency within the confines of this bell-curve is "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 to get regular bowel movement, naturally--metamucil?

How to get regular bowel movement, naturally--metamucil?

Fiber: High fiber diet that includes soluble and insoluble fiber along with adequate amount of fluid are a start. If these measures do not work, consider discussing with your physician regarding adding laxatives and or probiotics. ...Read more

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What is a regular bowel movement and how can I make myself more normal?

What is a regular bowel movement and how can I make myself more normal?

Regular: The definition of regular boewl movment has a range from 3 times per day to 3 times per week. Whatever your regular cycle is ok as long as you stool without straining or hard stools. Diets higher in fiber and making sure you drink enough water help to keep regular. ...Read more

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I see blood during bowel movement, what to do?

I see blood during bowel movement, what to do?

Blood in stool: Well if you are having constipation then you can injure the bowel wall, develop hemorrhoid and fissure, see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have to bowel movement after I eat a meal?

Is it normal to have to bowel movement after I eat a meal?

Probably: If you have to rush to the bathroom or your bowel movements are loose or associated with abdominal cramping, it's not normal. If you have normal, formed bowel movements soon after eating a meal, it's normal. People who eat a lot of fiber - fruits, vegetables, and whole grains - often will have normal bowel movements after they eat. This is actually very healthy. ...Read more

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Explain please: how to be regular bowel movements?

Explain please: how to be regular bowel movements?

Varies: "regular" is defined by the individual. Regular bowel movements may mean once per week or a few times per day. Increased water, fiber, and otc or prescribed medications can help increase bowel movements. ...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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Blood and mucus in stool. Painful bowel movements. Do I need to go to the er?

Blood and mucus in stool. Painful bowel movements. Do I need to go to the er?

I would go: Not my specialty, but I think painful, bloody BM's should be evaluated ASAP. Best to you. ...Read more

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I struggle with having bowel movements. I usually have to do an enema weekly to get relief. What could cause that& ways 2 help get normal bm?

Been evaluated yet?: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full ; bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? Do we know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for. Don't get frustrated, but see a GI specialist for the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your stool to go from round to flat together during a bowel movement?

Is it normal for your stool to go from round to flat together during a bowel movement?

"Spastic Colon": Used to be the "nametag" applied to what we now know is IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome" and that's what your stools sound like. Dry "pebble like" stools, mucous and "ribbon like" stools (spastic contraction of bowel) This is a "diagnosis of EXCLUSION" that is , more serious conditions need to be ruled out. See your doctor who may recommend a Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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My bowel movement after lapro is not normal. Stools are very hard and i don't pass fully. I pass thrice to empty my bowels. Please help to be normal.

Be patient : After surgery due to anesthesia and pain medications the bowels slow down causing constipation and it usually clears up when the effects of these medications wear off in the mean time some over the counter laxatives will help good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal with IBS to feel like you have to keep having a bowel movement but can't?

Is it normal with IBS to feel like you have to keep having a bowel movement but can't?

YES: This condition is called ibs-c or constipation type. You should be thoroughly examined by a physician and ask about prescription medication for same. ...Read more

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Normal not to have bowel movements when dieting?

Normal not to have bowel movements when dieting?

The book answer: Is most of bm is made up of sloughed bowel lining and skin. But diets usually include indigestables, vegetables and fruits with skins. A daily bm is normal. Some have multiple daily, but not going 3 days or longer is not clearing sufficiently. Always start simple and natural: prunes and dried apricots. Cheap, tasty, harmless. ...Read more

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What can I do to bulk up my stool and have quieter bowel movements?

What can I do to bulk up my stool and have quieter bowel movements?

Fiber: Bulk up with fiber or fiber supplements like metamucil not sure what you mean by 'quieter' but if you pass a lot of gas, that is normal. (wear ear-plugs!). ...Read more

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I need to have a bowel movement but the stool wont pass?

I need to have a bowel movement but the stool wont pass?

Constipation: Be sure to hydrate yourself, eat fiber, prunes, and stool softeners. If does not work talk toy your pcp ...Read more

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How long do you normally have to wait to get a bowel movement after a pyloric stenosis surgery?

How long do you normally have to wait to get a bowel movement after a pyloric stenosis surgery?

Within 24 hours: After surgical repair of pyloric stenosis the infant will start eating within 4-6 hours. As the volume of feeds increases to what it was prior to the onset of pyloric symptoms normal bowel movements will follow. ...Read more

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How to change your bowel movement time?

How to change your bowel movement time?

BM time?: There is no need to require having a bowel movement at a specific time every day. It is probably better to go when you feel that you need to. If some day you have extra bowel movements or some day you do not go, it should not be a worry. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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How to make your bowels move after a hystorectomery

How to make your  bowels move after a hystorectomery

Bowel stimulation: Walk a lot, minimize pain meds, time, stool softeners. ...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