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I Cant Control My Bowel Movements Anymore
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'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
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
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 ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On whether he has sustained damage to his sphincter muscle or the nerves. ...Read more
At times i lose control of bowel movement. I can't feel when it happens. Not watery, normal consistency. Childbirth or vertebrae pinching nerves?
Ive been sick for two weeks. Every time I have a bowel movement I vomit during or after and usually for the rest of the day. I cant hold down food. ??
I have had direaha off and on for the last few months and I cant get rid of it it burns every time I have a bowel movement it burns bad what shud I do?
See GI specialist: Drink Clear Liquid for next 24 hours and then BRAT Diet. Avoid Dairy(Milk ) and Gluten Product for next 6 weeks After that you may reintroduce one food group at a time. If you travelled out of country recently? Did you take any antibiotics rcently? If so, check Stool examinations . Hope this helps your Diarrhea. If there is no improvement you may need Colonoscopy ...Read more
I am 4yrs post c section-still no feeling in right abdo & cant feel bowel movements or 'pushing'?
Muscle weakness: Your question is a bit vague. You sound like you're describing constipation. Usually C-sections don't lead to constipation. The process of pregnancy can sometimes damage perineal muscles leading to stress incontinence or constipation. The muscle more often get traumatized during childbirth. A visit to your gyn or primary doc would help clarify why you're having these symptoms. ...Read more
My son had surgery for hirschsprung after birth, he's 4 now and having trouble control his bowel movement when passing wind. Is this normal?
Always possible: Hirschsprung can be short and long segment. If a large amount of colin had to be removed then it may be hard for your son to control gas and solids or semi formed stool. You may need to contact his surgeon and peds gi. A plan of action to help make stool more solid could help. 4year olds often have bowel control problems do it may be normal. ...Read more
I had c section in January to months latter I can't control my urine an bowel movement. I leak during the day and bed wet at night?
38, 6'4 male having constant lx p, traveling down posterior legs to knees. Left more. Seepage after bowel movement and loss of control in erection?
Hello, I've recently had a lot of gas the past 2-3 weeks, I had sex a month ago and took plan b a few days after not sure if that has to do with anything and I am on birth control, today I had a bowel movement that had 2 black balls and I'm not sure what
Behind the 8 ball: The only black balls that are fun to "play" with are in the game of billiards. These two extruded black balls rectally indicate internal bleeding if they were NOT from the vagina. A MD needs to check you for hemorrhoids or other causes for rectal bleeding so you won't be "behind the 8 ball" with your health care. ...Read more
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