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Intestine (Definition)

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


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I'm a alcoholic and i don't take care of my health ...I can't control my bowel movements any more and I have discharge white clear and green in it?

I'm a alcoholic and i don't take care of my health ...I can't control my bowel movements any more and I have discharge white clear and green in it?

Need help: It is time for you to start taking care of yourself. The alcoholism can affect your liver and that may cause bowel issues to start as well, with the types of discharge you are having. Get treated as alcoholism is a serious condition that needs aggressive treatment, but the first step starts with you. God bless, best wishes. ...Read more

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I have no control over on time and place about bowel movement. How do I fix this?

I have no control over on time and place about bowel movement. How do I fix this?

Depends: Depends on your age, your food habits, any past pregnancies/procedures, etc. Make dietary changes that include more fiber, often pelvic floor physical therapy helps. However, if your symptoms are significant- see either a GI specialist or an urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to control the urge for a bowel movement , using any food substances or any techniques?

Is it possible to control the urge for a bowel movement  , using any food substances or any techniques?

Listen to your body!: You really need to listen to your body's urges for defecation, and not try to stifle them. (holding on until you reach a toilet is a different matter.) over-controlling the urge to defecate can lead to dry, hard stools and constipation -- including all that comes with it (hemorrhoids, fissures, pain, rectal bleeding, etc). Please allow your bowel its needs. ...Read more

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Losing the sensation to pass urine & have a bowel movement i cant really tell its not the same as before what could be wrong with me ?

Losing the sensation to pass urine & have a bowel movement i cant really tell  its not the same as before what could be wrong with me ?

See below: it seems that you are losing the sensation of the nerves that causes the function of those sphincters. with shooting pains down the leg is important you have an MRI of the lower spine with contrast to determine if there is anything pressing on those nerves ...Read more

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How does the body control a bowel movement so no incontinence?

How does the body control a bowel movement so no incontinence?

Avoid incontinence: The colon's primary function is absorption of water (mostly right colon) & storage of solid waste (mostly left colon). Continence of stool relies primarily on rectal tone & sensation. An inflammed colon or one that is too active may result in diarrhea, whereas a sluggish colon may contribute to constipation. Fecal incontinence reflects rectal/anal disturbance (see my earlier healthtap entries). ...Read more

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Will I be able to control bowel movements after colostomy surgery?

Yes: Majority of the time you will be able to have bowel movements after colostomy. Rarely their might be a surgical issue that may decrease your bowel movements due to nerve impairment. It is also common to have some constipation after surgery due to anesthesia. If you do have constipation for a long time after surgery, consult your physician to get to the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Could a man still control his bowel movement if he receives anal sex frequently?

Could a man still control his bowel movement if he receives anal sex frequently?

Maybe, maybe not: if actual tearing of the sphincter occurs or damage to the nerves, incontinence may develop and progress from mild to complete lack of control. best to avoid anal sex. ...Read more

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Which doctor should someone see if they can't control his bowel movements and urine?

Which doctor should someone see if they can't control his bowel movements and urine?

Start with PCP: ...who can perform some simple tests to best direct you either to the Urologist, Gastroenterologist, or Gynecologist. ...Read more

Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more