Doctor insights on:
How To Have A Bowel Movement Now
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
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 more
I have had pain in my right side for about 3 months now, and cannot get any answers. It gets worse trying to have a bowel movement. Also nausea.?
I know this is going to sound insane but I have had bloody stool for a few years now. What is this. Too afraid for doctors visit also no longer having regular bowel movements. It looks like balls of puss when I try to have a bowel movement and it smells.
See a doctor:
There are many reasons for your symptoms, many of them treatable with simple solutions. In order to fully investigate, you need to see a doctor.
While it is understandable you are afraid, this is the only way to get much needed relief by determining what treatment you need. Only your doctor can determine this. ...Read more
I've been on weight watchers for 2 months now and I have a bowel movement once a week. Is this normal?
Possibly normal: Once a week bowel movements is unusual but not unheard of. As stool stays in the colon longer, the water is absorbed and the stool becomes hard, sometimes so hard that it cannot be passed with a normal bowel movement. So if you abdomen is not distended, you are not having abdominal pain, the stool is soft when you go, and you feel that you have emptied, once a week could be normal for you. ...Read more
When I go to the toilet and have a bowel movement, I saw some blood when I wiped. It's for 2 days now in a row. What can it be?
Blood in stool.: Generally speaking, if it’s red blood it may represent a hemorrhoid, anal fissure or bleeding site in the distal colon. If the stool is generally black, then this could suggest a bleeding site in the upper GI tract, such as the stomach. Regardless, hazarding an actual diagnosis virtually would not be wise. You should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
I need help! What I thought was just a tear in my anus has created much more of a severity. The past few days I have noticed large amount of pain from my anus, along with extreme discomfort when having a bowel movement. Now I will inform you that I typica
Fissure in ano: It sounds as if you may have an anal fissure. This can be incredibly painful and could also be infected. You should apply warm compresses or sit in hot water 4-6 times a day, dry off thoroughly and apply a soothing ointment after each soak. Though you can take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) you will most likely need to see a doctor to get more help for the muscle spasm that is causing the severe pain. ...Read more
I think my 3 week old is constipated is there anything I can give him to help him have a bowel movement. It's been 2 days since he's had one now?
Please don't. ..: ...Entrust the health of your newborn to a doctor through the computer who cannot examine him/her, and in this format can only guess at his/her problem. It may be an easily correctable issue, but call your pediatrician rather than delay longer or get incorrect advice. ...Read more
Had gall bladder out 6 months ago now I have pain and can't have a bowel movement. My bodydoesnt let me know. Also have blood and mucus.?
It's been about a year now I've been on laxatives & lots of fiber gummies to be able to have one daily bowel movement. If I don't take one of the two I won't have a bowel movement for days. I drink plenty of water & my diet is healthy. I'm also having tro
For constipation: Take Senna. Senna is a very safe natural plant product with a wide dosage range. Start by taking 2 tablets at bedtime, if you do not have a comfortable bowel movement (BM) the next day, take 4 tablets the next night. You can continue to increase the dose by 2 tablets every night until it works (up to 16 tablets). It is safe and effective to continue taking the dose that works every night. ...Read more
Anus burns: You may have an anal fissure. See a doctor. ...Read more
Had a bowel movement, now hurts to walk feels like cramps but much worse it even hurts to sit or lay down. What's happening?
I have hemmords. But lately ever time I have a bowel movement. There is a huge amount of blood and huge blood clots. And now pain in right side?
See a doctor.: Hemorrhoid bleeding can be significant, but should be painless. Large amounts of blood in the stool and pain suggest something more serious. You need to see your doctor to determine where the blood is coming from and why. ...Read more
I've had rectal bleeding for over a year now. The bleeding is frequent, usually every day when I have a bowel movement. After a colonoscopy last summe?
My lower back has been aching for over 2 weeks now. It eases up some after I urinate and have a bowel movement. What is causing this?
Get checked: From what you describe, you could either have kidney or colon problems, both of which are potentially very important. You should see your doctor. ...Read more
I'm having no bowel movements, no urges, and stomach tightness, what could this be? Recently I have been having trouble having bowel movements, I normally am regular and have a bowel movement every day to every other day, now its been 3 days and I still h
I have been having pain in my right side for 3 days. Nauseaus, feeling feverish. I just had a bowel movement now my lower back hurts. Is ER visit req?
ER is definitely: A good idea! You could have one of several things going on and they'll need to run tests to determine what course of treatment to take. ...Read more
Have massive ovarian cyst and colitis. Now when ever I have a bowel movement it is blood clots. Is this serious or even normal?
I have ibs. But for a few months now, when I have a bowel movement I have bleeding and throw up. What could that be. Also had gallbladder out many ye?
IBS: Make sure you are not bleeding from something else. See a GI doctor asap. It is probably not ibs alone. ...Read more
I'm a yoga teacher and have never had back pain, recently I heard a pop when having a bowel movement now my legs are starting to go numb as well?
See below: Sitting down in a forward leaning position places the most pressure on our lumbar discs. This can result in an injury to the disc causing it to protrude outward and contact the nerves going into your legs. As a spine specialist I have seen this thousands of times and it can happen to anyone, even those in great shape. See your physician for a full valuation. ...Read more
My baby's body does not recognize that he needs to poop I have had to use glycerin suppositories two days in a row now to make him have a bowel movement what else can I do it makes him very fussy and spits up when he cannot use the bathroom?
Make defecation fun!: Defecation/evacuation=a built in reflex. Creating/promoting control issues (you/others vs. Baby) creates problems (wars) leading to longstanding health problems. If baby has been scolded/punished (by anyone) for defecating at inconvenient time/location, problems begin & can build. Study: William & Martha Sears many books, e.g. "Attachment Parenting" for better strategies; not product marketing. ...Read more
Don't eat lots but haven't had a bowel movement for almost 3 days now. Is this an issue? Can't be normal?
Constipation: While there can be a lot of variability on how frequent someone poops, at the 3 day mark, it sounds like you're constipated. You should focus on staying hydrated, increasing your fiber intake, keep active and consider an over the counter laxative like Senna. If you start developing abdominal pain and nausea/vomiting seek an urgent evaluation to make sure there is no obstruction going on. ...Read more
16 month hasn't had a bowel movement since Saturday it's now Thursday. Very cranky and wants to nurse a lot. Should I be concerned?
Poop every 3 days: A toddler should have a stool at least every 3 days. Try some prune juice, a suppository, or some rectal stimulation (I.e., with a thermometer in the rectum). If this doesn't work, please contact your Pediatrician to make sure there is no mechanical obstruction. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi there my 5 year old son has a bowel movement right after he eats and this has been happening for over 2 months now. And he doesn't gain weight. ....?
See doc: There are a lot of possibilities that need examination and a full evaluation with your pediatrician is warranted. ...Read more
Bowel movements: It is not unusual for the frequency of bowel movements to be irregular. It is not a problem to have a bowel movement every other day. If you would like, you could increase the amount of fiber in your diet, by eating more healthy vegetables and grains. Otherwise, I would not worry about it. Good luck. ...Read more
16 yrs. Lost 35 lb in 6 months by eating more vegetables, less of everything else. Before diet bowel movement once a day. Now only every 3 days. Why?
Water: Veggies and fruit have lots of water. Eating efficiently and properly matching your physiological needs may have set a new baseline for you. Every 3rd day is a big change but not abnormal. The water in the veggies is absorbed, esp. If you are dehydrated. With less fats and proteins in your diet and in the gut, you have less fluid dynamics providing pressure for release. This is not my field, so.. ...Read more
See doctor: There is a problem somewhere. You probably have an impaction and the er rather than a doctor's office can probably deal with that. ...Read more
I've been juicing for 2 months, now for the past 4 days I haven't had a complete solid bowel movement. Could something be wrong? Thanks
Probably not: If you are juicing and not eating solid food, you will not have daily bowel movements. Juicing is a way to get concentrated plant nutrients but there aren't many solids in juice. It wouldn't surprise me at all if your bowel movements were farther apart. I would only worry if your abdomen became distended and you started having abdominal pain. Otherwise, sounds normal for juicing Best wishes ...Read more
I haven't had a bowel movement in 8 days. I took two Dulcolax last night at 7:30 pm and it is now 8:20 am and still no bowel movement.?
- Talk to a doctor online
- How long do you have a bowel movement after colectomy?
- Hard to have a bowel movement
- How long can you go without having a bowel movement?
- How to have an instant bowel movement?
- How long after surgery should i have a bowel movement?
- How to have a bowel movement immediately?
- Not having a bowel movement in 5 days
- How soon after eating should you have a bowel movement?
- How soon should you have a bowel movement after colon resection?