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Dr. Vance Harris Dr. Harris
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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How to unblock your bowels after going on a trip with out bm?

How to unblock your bowels after going on a trip with out bm?

8 hours: Ex-lax usually takes up to 8 hours to work. You need fiber to keep regular. Also increasing your water intake helps. High fat and processed foods can contribute to constipation.

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Dr. Sanjay Mishra Dr. Mishra
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Kanpur University, G. S. V. M. Medical College
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If I hava blockage in my bowels n I've takn exlax n did a suppository how can I unblock the bkockage? I keep gettn really nauseas

If I hava blockage in my bowels n I've takn exlax n did a suppository how can I unblock the bkockage? I keep gettn really nauseas

Bowel blockage: In a 31 yr old bowel blockage can be from constipation. If you are feeling nauseated, an evaluation may be warranted. Ok to use suppository but avoid oral laxatives. It can cause more damage in unresolved blockage. Have low residue liquid diet and seek medical attention. Long term avoid constipation.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What are some good foods I can eat to clear out my bowels?

What are some good foods I can eat to clear out my bowels?

Roughage: Lots of fiber -- whole grains like barley, oats, popcorn, millet, buckwheat, brown rice, whole rye and wild rice. Fruits & vegetables like broccoli, leafy greens, apples, oranges, carrots, cabbage, red grapes, tomatoes, eggplant, strawberries and other prunes. Legumes like lentils, soybeans, split peas, kidney beans, pinto beans, lima beans, chickpeas, edamame and black beans. Water too!

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What are some good fruits and veggies to help clear the bowels?

What are some good fruits and veggies to help clear the bowels?

Fiber: Any high-fiber fruits & veggies (plus plenty of water to keep things soft) will do the trick; routine consumption of these foods will keep things regular. Raspberries, pears, apples, cooked split peas/lentils/black beans/ lima beans, artichokes, peas, broccoli are among the highest fiber foods. For more: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-fiber-foods/nu00582.

Dr. Laura Anissian Dr. Anissian
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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How do you know that your bowels are clear before a colonoscopy?

How do you know that your bowels are clear before a colonoscopy?

Clear: Best sign, your stools are essentially clear liquid!

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Cleaning my bowels for colonoscopy and it is green after being clear should I be scared?

Not necessarily: If you ate green jello or green liquids during the clear liquid prep it would come out green. Also bile from your liver will give a green tinge to output. As long as there is no sediment or solid stool you should be good to go for your colonoscopy.

Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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If I was constipated for a few days, how long before my bowels completely clear out?

If I was constipated for a few days, how long before my bowels completely clear out?

Variable: Never complete as long as you are alive and eating. New material, is always forming. If this has been a recurring issue, start with more liquids and a stool, softener which retains fluid and softens the stool for easier passage. If very recurrent or bleeding etc see gi. For colonoscopy.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I don't masturbate but when I go to the bathroom and do #2 first normal urine flows then when push my bowels this clear stuff flows from my penis? Tia

I don't masturbate but when I go to the bathroom and do #2 first normal urine flows then when push my bowels this clear stuff flows from my penis? Tia

Normal: There is noting abnormal about what you described. By the way, there is nothing with masturbating to relieve sexual tension.

Dr. Boniface Ikejiani Dr. Ikejiani
Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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I had a cervical cerclage last week (21wks gestation). Also constipated & strain a bit with each bowel movement. Today I had clear light mucus like vaginal discharge after BM. Should I be concerned or call OBGYN?

I had a cervical cerclage last week (21wks gestation). Also constipated & strain a bit with each bowel movement. Today I had clear light mucus like vaginal discharge after BM. Should I be concerned or call OBGYN?

Cervical cerclage: At 21wks gestation with cerclage, it is not unusual to have light mucus discharge.
In view of the cerclage, constipation can be managed with occasional prune fruit or juice. If you notice any regular contraction, watery discharge or bloody discharge, you need to see your doctor or go to emergency room for evaluation.
Goodluck.

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Dr. Myron Arlen Dr. Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
60 years in practice
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Clear liquid diet 4d how long b4 bowels r cleaned out. Still passing stools small thin & mushy...Cld that be from old trapped stuff hx: diverticulitis?

Clear liquid diet 4d how long b4 bowels r cleaned out. Still passing stools small thin & mushy...Cld that be from old trapped stuff hx: diverticulitis?

Old food: 4 days of a clear liquid diet results in no residual non absorbable products in small intestine. When this liquid material is partially absorbed in the 12 or more feet of colon which contains suface colonocyte cells and bacterial, it comes out as you describe as small thin and mushy. Has nothing to do with a resolved diverticular problem.

Dr. Suresh Gupta Dr. Gupta
Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College
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Bowels are discharging a clear oderless liquid, what could be the problem. This is a 89 year old man meds are prilosec, 25 mg zoloff, flomax (tamsulosin)?

Bowels are discharging a clear oderless liquid, what could be the problem. This is a 89 year old man meds are prilosec, 25 mg zoloff, flomax (tamsulosin)?

Colitis Sigmoidoscop: 89 years old male on prilosec, zoloft & flomax (tamsulosin). Medicines have no relation to complaints. Having a clear odorless liquid discharge. Since there is no bleeding, needs a flexible sigmoidoscopy. I doubt colitis but? Fistula needs to be ruled out along with other possibilities.

Dr. John Feola Dr. Feola
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Is urgency to empty bowels in the morning normal? Stools come out in smaller pieces. Family history of crohns. Colonoscopy clear.

Is urgency to empty bowels in the morning normal? Stools come out in smaller pieces. Family history of crohns. Colonoscopy clear.

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
Anesthesiology
20 years in practice
Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy
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Dr. Tri Huynh Dr. Huynh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
13 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Have chronic lazy bowel for 10 months. Colonoscopy was clear. What medications could be useful?

Have chronic lazy bowel for 10 months. Colonoscopy was clear. What medications could be useful?

Constipation.: You have chronic constipation due to several reasons. Make sure you are not overdose on narcotics or any medications that has side effects of constipation. You can try citrucel or fibercon (these are fiber supplements) and drink adequate amt of water. If this doesn't help, try MiraLAX (otc, one tablespoon in 8 oz of water daily or bid). If no improve, see your GI doc. Others: amitiza, (lubiprostone) linzess.

Dr. Carrie Cannon Dr. Cannon
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear?

I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear?

Follow up surgeon: It sounds like you need to follow up with your surgeon and ask. 2 months should be adequate for most pain to resolve and healing, depending on the surgery. Please see your surgeon to rule out any complications like infection.

Dr. Robert Binford Dr. Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
34 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Had surgery a few years ago to unblock tubes, afterwards bowel ducts were stuck, had to have corrective surgery, was the surgery botched?

Probably not: I am not exactly sure what you are asking. I am assuming you are talking about bile ducts which connect the liver to the intestines. Surgery to correct a blockages can lead to further blockages. There is no way for me to tell without further information. I would discuss this with your surgeon. I am sorry you have had complications. I hope everything is turning out ok.

Dr. Richard Horak ii Dr. Horak ii
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Last couple days have had a mucus clear/ brown color after a soild bowel movement. What can cause this and what should I do? Who should I go see?

Last couple days have had a mucus clear/ brown color after a soild bowel movement. What can cause this and what should I do? Who should I go see?

Change in bowels: Just watch for a bit. Could start some Probiotics in the meantime. If there is blood, abdominal pain, fever, etc them you need to see a doc to see if it is colitis, etc. You need to see a gastroenterologist as a specialist.

Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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If im having problems with bowel movements blood and clear fluid should I go to er?

If im having problems with bowel movements blood and clear fluid should I go to er?

Likely yes: Cannot safely provide the few times not needed to go to er via internet, so must recommend going to er for eval and referral if required to gi.