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How To Have A Bowel Movement Now
Your rectum: isn't designed to remain pristine after having a bowel movement. Using enemas like Fleets enemas on a regular basis can be dangerous for several reasons, including electrolyte changes, and trauma. Other patients may have discovered safer methods of cleaning their rectums that I don't know of, so I'd ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more
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
Bowel medications: If your friend has a spinal cord injury (with paralysis), then you should consult a physician to ensure a safe technique. If the constipation is due to pain medications, it is wise to take a stool softener once or twice daily while taking pain pills. For a home remedy, try a dulcolax 10 mg suppository placed in the rectum and she should have results in an hour. See a doctor if there is no result. ...Read more
How old is your baby: Need more history to be able to help you. Please call your pediatrician to discuss the issue. Or post another question and be more specific. Thank you. ...Read more
How do you confirm twisted bowels? I haven't been able to have a normal bowel movement in over 5 days and when I do it is loose. Have a lot of gas too.
Constipation: It is unusual not to have a bm in five days. Is this a persistent problem? If so, you may have slow transit constipation. Therapy is indicated. Work-up may include several tests to determine the appropriate therapy. Consult a GI doc or colorectal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to take stool softners or laxatives to have a bowel movement. What could be the reason for this? About a 2 months ago i thought i was constipated so i took a laxative. Ever since then i haven't been able to have a bowel movement without using one o
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Since yesterday after I have eaten anything I start to pass gas and then have to go to bathroom and I have a loose bowel movement what can I do?
In the morning I feel the need to pass a bowel movement. I also have 3-5 other bowel movements the day. I think I have ibs. How to reduce morning poop?
I have had a problem with being able to have a bowel movement for a week or so now i do have the urge to but when i go nothing happens please help?
Many tests available: Sounds like you have a functional defecation disorder, or FDD or possibly a rectocele. 1st step is to get tested. A good GI doctor can perform rectal manometry, where a special catheter measures pressures of muscles that are involved with retaining and propelling stool. If this fails, you can get defecating proctogram or MRI defecography, but this means you have to be in the Radiology department. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have constipation issues Severe. I also have been having mucus and blood in my stool for months. If I don't use a suspository or a stool softner I can't even have a bowel movement Ive seen a GI doctor anbasically they threw IBS at me .Stool is always na
Constipation issues: Most constipation is a direct result of your diet. Make a food diary of everything you eat (breakfast,lunch,dinner,snacks,everything)for the next two weeks. Do it contemporaneously so you won't forget a thing. Then go over it. Foods known to cause hard stool are the grains (rice,barley.oats) bananas,milk. Start removing them from the diet and the constipation goes. Check your meds that cAn cause i ...Read more
I used to have a bowel movement each morning.3 days ago I traveled from europe to usa and i have not a bowel movement since then.normal?what to do?
Not unusual: It is not unusual for travel to affect one's bowel habits. Some people get more constipated while traveling, and some are the opposite. The best thing to do is to try to get back to your usual diet. I would increase the amount of fiber in your diet, and consider a mild laxative, such as milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Life style changes: you need to have a complete diet and life style changes ,first hydrate well,a lot of water and juices,less sodas and caffeinated average,less energy drink,eat more fibers and fruits and vegetables,more soups and less red meat,exercise regularly ,and take a stool softener and fibroid supplement if you needed.use a sitz bath for the fissure,and use OTC medication for comfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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