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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Please tell me can endoscopy clear an obstructed bowel?

Please tell me can endoscopy clear an obstructed bowel?

No,: But a prep for a colonoscopy certainly can. All depends on reason for obstruction... if indeed complete obstruction, endoscopy of any kind could be contraindicated. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has IBS and he's not able to clear his bowel properly so please tell what should he eat inbreakfast, lunch, dinner and what he should avoid?

Controversial: Unfortunately, the evidence on what works in a diet for ibs is not strong. The traditional recommendation is high fiber. However, some people have more gas than any other symptom, and thus avoiding gas-producing foods may help. Some people may also be sensitive to gluten or other allergens. The best advice is to see his provider and a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Please tell me can endoscopy or long-tube clear an obstructed bowel?

Please tell me can endoscopy or long-tube clear an obstructed bowel?

No,: But a prep for a colonoscopy certainly can. All depends on reason for obstruction... if indeed complete obstruction, endoscopy of any kind could be contraindicated. ...Read more

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I've had a colonoscopy and endoscopy done everything's clear but I have frequent bowel (loose) movements.

I've had a colonoscopy and endoscopy done everything's clear but I have frequent bowel (loose) movements.

Possible: May have Irritable bowl syndrome. Discuss with your GI doctor possible etiology of your symptoms ...Read more

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Over active bowel and bladder, constantly. All blood test have come back clear. Everything I eat hurts my insides. What could thisbe or what to do next?

Over active bowel and bladder, constantly. All blood test have come back clear. Everything I eat hurts my insides. What could thisbe or what to do next?

Gastroenterologist: If you have some chronic GI issues that are not getting better on their own, you should get a consult to see a gastroenterologist. They specialize in GI issues. There are conditions that are not obvious on blood tests that require a scope with biopsies and microscopic examination. Endoscopy is a common and well tolerated procedure and may confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have faecal loading in large bowel due to allergies I cnt take laxitives how else can I clear bowel?

I have faecal loading in large bowel due to allergies I cnt take laxitives how else can I clear bowel?

Unusual: It is very unusual to have fecal loading from food allergies. Are you exercising regularly, drinking enough fluid, and eating enough fiber in your diet? If you have not, it is time to go that route and perhaps adding something like metamucil or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to your program on a daily basis. If you are already doing all these things, you need to consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Doing bowel prep for colonoscopy/ged tomorrow. Only 24oz left to drink and bowel liquid isn't clear yet? Will this be a problem?

Doing bowel prep for colonoscopy/ged tomorrow. Only 24oz left to drink and bowel liquid isn't clear yet? Will this be a problem?

Keep drinking: Finish all liquid, and you will probably be ok. As long as the liquid is watery and without solids you should be ok. ...Read more

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12 yr bowel problems. Toilet constantly. Both colonoscopy and celiac tests clear. 30yr old irish male. What could be wrong? Affecting working day help

Lots of causes: Lot of causes for these complaints, including organic and functional. Do a diet diary, including alcohol, sugarless gum and candy, symptoms. Bring to doc. May need stool tests for parasites, fat, other. May need evaluatiom of all bowel, pancreas, thyroid, hormones. Check meds. Colon biopsied? May be easily rx'd or not. ...Read more

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What can cause clear water bowel movements?

What can cause clear water bowel movements?

Gastroenteritis: Viral intestinal infection. Is usually self limiting. ...Read more

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4m high grade dysplasia bowel polyp. Biopsies after colonoscopy clear. How high are the chances of cancer?

4m high grade dysplasia bowel polyp. Biopsies after colonoscopy clear. How high are the chances of cancer?

The good news is: You caught it early and it is removed before it turned cancerous. You need follow up colonoscopy as per your gastroenterologist. As to this particular lesion, it is precancerous but not a cancer yet. You are one of the luckiest people colonoscopy brought to the medical field.
Good luck. ...Read more

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There are some clear liquid protein drinks, like Isopure. Can those be included in the "clear liquid" phase of the bowel prep?

There are some clear liquid protein drinks, like Isopure. Can those be included in the "clear liquid" phase of the bowel prep?

Bowel prep: Please don't take any clear liquid drinks till you have met with the doctor about a bowel prep. A phone call to the doctor is probably the best thing to do for now.

Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I onli drink fruit juice n do not eat fruits but I've no problems with my bowel as I clear everyday. Is fiber of no issue to me then?

I onli drink fruit juice n do not eat fruits but I've no problems with my bowel as I clear everyday. Is fiber of no issue to me then?

OK: It depends on the fruit juice you drink. If you blend you own fruit juice that is good. If you purchase them from the store and it is very thin then you are only getting a minimal amount of fiber. It is always best to eat the real thing. You are young and may not have a problem now. If the rest of your diet has fiber like vegetables, salads, nuts, then you are fine. ...Read more

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Thought I had a bowel movement. Turned out it was a clear-whitish jelly like substance come out. Not much. No pain did lose some weight. Do I worry?

Thought I had a bowel movement. Turned out it was a clear-whitish jelly like substance come out. Not much. No pain did lose some weight. Do I worry?

Mucous: Is normal. Seen quite often in irritable bowel syndrome. Did you have anal inter course? Did you have blood. If continues with sensation of needing to defecate see your doctor as could be sign also of proctitis aka rectal inflammation. ...Read more

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I had a capsule endoscopy that was clear. In April & Aug 18th I had mild bowel obstructions in the sm intestines. Could the camera miss any adhesions?

I had a capsule endoscopy that was clear. In April & Aug 18th I had mild bowel obstructions in the sm intestines. Could the camera miss any adhesions?

YES, not intended: Capsule endoscopy will detect pathology (disease) inside the lumen of bowel like bleeding, tumors etc It can not visualize the adhesions as they are outer surface of bowel, but laparoscopic examination will. Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Interpret CT: mild thickening of distal sigmoid & rectal wall w/o adjacent fatty stranding. Loops of mild distended sm bowel w/o clear transition zone?

Interpret CT: mild thickening of distal sigmoid & rectal wall w/o adjacent fatty stranding. Loops of mild distended sm bowel w/o clear transition zone?

Diverticulosis: And possibly prior episode of diverticulitis could present this way. So too does infected segment or inflammation. The mild dilated small bowel in the current context is not as much of concern as the condition of the colon. Best discuss these findings with your doctor to put them into a good clinical picture. Good luck ...Read more

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Does a sigmoidoscopy detect bowel cancer? I've had blood and mucus and sigmoidoscopy was clear?

Does a sigmoidoscopy detect bowel cancer? I've had blood and mucus and sigmoidoscopy was clear?

Sigmoidoscopy: A sigmoidoscope only examines the lower portion of your left colon. To completely evaluate the colon, a colonoscopy would need to be performed. ...Read more