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Hyperactive Bowel Sounds Diarrhea
My husband has bad cramps, diarrhea \u0026 sometimes constipation everyday after he eats something every day. Does this sound like irritable bowel syndrome?
Not likely: The bad cramps you describe make the syndrome more worrisome than irritable bowel which is more annoying than disabling. I would be concerned about inflammatory bowel disease or pancreatic disease. This is the sort of problem that will require consulting with a gastroenterologist, some testing and procedures. ...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
Means nothing: Means nothing without other abnormalities like severe pain, vomiting, etc. ...Read more
Why do I get hyperactive bowel sounds after I eat, especially in the morning? It can be really loud! No other symptoms.
For 2 year, I have had hyperactive bowel sounds, they get worse during stress. Sometimes, not always, I would have lose stools. Bowel movements:1 per day?
Anxiety or not: Anxiety is associated, in fact it presents with physical symptoms including rumbling stomach, cramps, nausea, diarrhea, shortness of breath, chest heaviness, tingling, , hot flashes, chills, dry mouth among others. So a person can have any combination of the above. But there could be other physical underlying factors that need to be ruled out, the two may coexist. See ur dr. Help is effective. ...Read more
Stool test detected d.fragilis but doctor ignored it. Hyperactive bowel sounds are scaring me and I have acid reflux and nausea, no vomiting or diarea?
Moreso: Pain, frequent bms, nighttime bms, joint pains, skin rash, eye pain, fever, weight loss, bleeding. These can be seen in infectious diarrhea (usually short-lived), but more commonly seen in ibd, especially if recurrent, or lasting for more than a few days. Got any of these symptoms? See your doc...Soon. ...Read more
X rayshowed impacted bowel. Have had off and on rectal bleeding then sudden diarrhea what could cause this?
Constipation: Colon impaction from chronic constipation can cause all types of abdominal bloating & discomfort. Straining to have hard bm will cause pain & rectal bleeding. Diarrhea can be an attempt at the body trying to eliminate the excess bowel waste. Drink more liquids, eat more fiber, try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative. See a doctor for an exam & discussion of treatment options. ...Read more
I seem to get horrible diarrhea a few times a month now. What kind of food would be good for my bowel if it's IBS?
IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need to have parasitic diseases, celiac, food allergies and inflammatory bowel disease ruled out along with other problems such as an overactive thyroid. Helpful foods are bananas, rice (white), apple sauce, tea and dark toast. Fiber such as psillium is sometimes helpful by bulking the stool ...Read more
Saw a dr say you can't have diarrhea and constipation at the same time on a question I saw... But can't you have both with a bowel obstruction?
Diarrhea/Constipatio: If you have bowel movement and without having abdominal pain, unlikely you have bowel obstruction. You can have severe constipation that leads to obstipation/stool impaction. Stool becomes hard at the distal end, but soft/liquid at the proximal colon. The liquid portion will leak, which resulted in diarrhea. ...Read more
My 4 yr was admitted for a bowel cleanout, now 4 days later she is having diarrhea 4 to 6 xs a day and her stomach is hurting her. What should I do?
Does an external hemmorhoid cause bowel problems like diarrhea or would that just be two separate symptoms at once?
Two different issues: External hemorrhoids cause local symptoms only for the most part. They would not be related to diarrhea in a causal manner. ...Read more
Depends on: Extent and part of resection. Diarrhea can occur if ileum is resected more commonly than jejunum. Even jejunum if is more than, say, 1/3. But compensatory hyperplasia can occur, so it should improve over time. Ask a gastroenterologist for a formal opinion. ...Read more
IBS: It depends. If you notice any symptoms such bloating, gas, heartburn, cramps, loose BMs, fatigue after eating with bread, flour, or pasta then it is not okay. In fact, I would avoid them altogether forever. If absolutely no symptoms then probably okay. I would recommend also a strong probiotic as well. ...Read more
Should I be alarmed if I have a constant bowel/diarrhea when I go to urinate. My area is also itchy?
Any heartburn pills that don't cause change in bowel habits? Any heartburn pill ive took either constipates me or gives me diarrhea
That's a risk: Duration of action, side effects, and cost characterize proton pump inhibitor (PPI) variations. No particular PPI can claim overall superiority, such that as a class PPI’s are interchangeable. Many are now available without a prescription. Tolerance is a different matter--find one that you find works best with the least side effects for you. ...Read more
I believe I have something viral that is most likely going around but now I keep having diarrhea that I believe is only the bowel in my stomach. Yell?
What is the question: I'm sorry, I'm not sure what the question is here. ...Read more
So I have been on a diet now for one month and my bowel movments have been really bad im either constipated or have diarrhea and my bottome bleeds when I wipe help?
Not uncommon: Many times after a bout of diarrhea, your insides are completely devoid of stool，. Depending upon how much you eat right afterwards, you may not generate enough still to have a bm for a day or two. ...Read more
What does it mean when you constantly have to use the restroom and your bowel comes out alittle thicker then watery diarrhea? More than 4 times in 1 hr
It's been a whole week and I just had a bowel movement and it came out like diarrhea what should I do?
Is diarrhea always more of a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease or can constipation be the main symptom?
Usually diarrhea...: Ulcerative colitis starts in the rectum, progresses up; hallmark is diarrhea, often bloody. May have tenesmus ("dry heaves of the rectum")-urge to go, but not much to show for it. Crohn's disease usually has diarrhea, but not always-depends on location and extent. May present with pain, fever, weight loss, lack of growth in kids. Crohn's can cause narrowing, strictures in bowel. ...Read more
What might cause long term constipation with no diarrhea, pain, or blood? Does excessive anxiety affect bowel habits?
Yes, excess anxiety can affect bowel habits.
There are also many other causes of constipation, including low-fiber diets, not enough water in the diet, insufficient exercise, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, stress, nerve disorders, depression, and colon cancer, among many other causes.
Consider following up with your doctor regarding your long-term constipation. ...Read more
How long after diarrhea should it take to have a bowel movement? I have not been for five days after a bout of diarreah
May take a while: If you had a lot of diarrhea, it could take a while for you make more stool and for it move down. ...Read more
Have diarrhea for bout a yr. Lost 60 pds without trying. Should I be worried. I have a normal bowel movement 1-2 a week.?
Very concerning: I am very concerned about the weight loss that you've been having. As well as the diarrhea. I would make an appointment to see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist as soon as possible for further valuation of your symptoms. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
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