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I have severe problem, I am on pain killers and haven't had a bowel movement in over 8 days?

I have severe problem, I am on pain killers and haven't had a bowel movement in over 8 days?

The opioid: analgesics have side effects constipation, respiratory depression, euphoria, miosis, nausea and vomiting and physical dependence. A common problem associated with opioid therapy is constipation, which is a slowing of peristalsis caused by the action of the opioids. To prevent constipation from occurring, OTC laxatives are often prescribed along with opioid medication. ...Read more

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 haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days and im pregnant.What should I do?

I haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days and im pregnant.What should I do?

Constipation : During pregnancy is common. Try drinking more water. Add a stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) once or twice a day. Consider milk of magnesium. Avoid most suppositories that can cause uterine cramping. Cut back on iron supplement if ok with your doctor. With severe cases, no bowel movement in 7 days, i consider water enemas rarely. ...Read more

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What to do if i haven't had a bowel movement in three days. What should I do?

What to do if i haven't had a bowel movement in three days. What should I do?

See below: Eat more fiber, walk daily, drink 6-8 glasses of water a day, avoid processed foods. For now try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 17 g daily for the next few days, may also need a dulcolax suppository. If chronic constipation persists, get a GI evaluation. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowel movement in 5 days. I've taken laxatives for three nights and still haven't gone... What could be the problem? What should I do?

I haven't had a bowel movement in 5 days. I've taken laxatives for three nights and still haven't gone... What could be the problem? What should I do?

Dehydration: A common cause of constipation is dehydration. Make sure you are drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water a day or approximately 2 liters. Also make sure you have a high fiber diet. You can try an over the counter suppository. If your constipation continues make sure you consult your primary doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have black bowel movements? Have not had a bowel movement in three days

What does it mean if you have black bowel movements? Have not had a bowel movement in three days

Hello. : Hello. You could have black stool if you are taking certain medications/ supplements like pepto bismal or iron. If you have tarry, sticky, smelling stool that is black, it is likely to be gastrointestinal bleeding and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Feel no need to have a bowel movement after three days. Have fibre and do eat a little less than normal but lots of water. Is it normal or ok?

Feel no need to have a bowel movement after three days. Have fibre and do eat a little less than normal but lots of water. Is it normal or ok?

Bowel movements: usually we like bowel movements every 1-2 days about 3 /week. Make sure you are eating enough fiber-oats, barley,lentils,avocados, strawberries, kale,peas, black beans ,lima beans - you need 38 grams /day, and as you noted lots of fluid- 2-4 liters a day..Check thyroid.Follow up with doctor /urgent care. ...Read more

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How often should my 10 month old have a bowel movement? She is breastfed. She goes about once every three days. Just concerned!

How often should my 10 month old have a bowel movement? She is breastfed. She goes about once every three days. Just concerned!

Varies: 1 bowel movement every 3 days is normal as long as her stool appears normal and she is gaining weight. Breast feed babies have a huge variation in normal. Some breast fed babies pass 1 stool a week and some with every diaper change. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have gas pains and no bowel movement three days after EDG and colonoscopy?

Is it normal to still have gas pains and no bowel movement three days after EDG and colonoscopy?

YES: TES Remember how you "prepped" for the test. You EMPTIED your bowel!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Nuvaring has been out since 5/31 taken two morning after within three week period. my period late by two days and have had frequent bowel movement?

Late period/freq bm: Well. 2 days is not that bad, but if you have had unprotected sex often, then check a preg test to be safe. You may want to get back on Birth control to avoid the worry. Worry and stress in and of itself, if you have not dramatically changed your diet, can lead to frequent BM's. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes bowel movements in the morning if cycle is three days late?

What causes bowel movements in the morning if cycle is three days late?

No Correlation: Sorry.....there is generally NOT a correlation between BM's and periods. Now, eating a bigger breakfast, or a fattier one, can cause a gastrocolic reflex, that MAKES your body want to have a BM after eating, but other than that...no real connection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have not had a bowel movement in more than three weeks!?

What to do if I have not had a bowel movement in more than three weeks!?

Rule out obstruction: Sounds like an abdominal series to rule out an intestinal blockage or ileus is next needed. ...Read more

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I had a very green tea latte three days ago and my bowel movements are still green. When will this stop?

I had a very green tea latte  three days ago and my bowel movements are still green. When will this stop?

SOON: When the last bit is eliminated. Varies from person to person depending on your transit time which is the time taken from ingestion to elimination ...Read more

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Grunting baby syndrome is this real? My three week old grunts and turns red for an hour or two before he has a bowel movement.

Grunting baby syndrome is this real? My three week old grunts and turns red for an hour or two before he has a bowel movement.

This is not : A medical condition. It's just a tongue in cheek description of normal newborn behavior. They are just figuring their bodies out and what effort it takes to expel gas and stool. It is immature abdominal coordination. They don't have the good manners to know that these things are supposed to be done quietly. Turning bright red, grunting loudly, etc. is normal. ...Read more

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Started weight watchers, drinking a lot of water. But my bowel movements are tan in color, have once every three days. Could something be wrong?

Not enough info: With your change in diet, there may not be as much residue in your colon, so moving your bowels every 3 days may not be abnormal. The tan color, however, may be a sign of gallstone passage, and gallstones have been associated with fasting & dieting. I would suggest talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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Three days now when i go to eat after three bites it feels like i ate a whole meal. Some cramping normal bowel movements, but can't eat. Scared!

Three days now when i go to eat after three bites it feels like i ate a whole meal. Some cramping normal bowel movements, but can't eat. Scared!

Gastroparesis or ?: Gastroparesis means a slow-emptying stomach. Causes may be mechanical (obstruction, or the stomach outlet narrowed from healing of past inflammation, treated by endoscopic dilation), post-inflammatory (due to swelling of the stomach lining from ulcers, treated with acid blockers), or neurologic (as with diabetes). Many causes outside the stomach can result in anorexia & early satiety too. See doc. ...Read more

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Black oil spot in toilet when having bowel movement. On weight watchers eating fish three times a week?

Black oil spot in toilet when having bowel movement. On weight watchers eating fish three times a week?

When you say: "black oil spot" the concerning thing it brings to mind is melena: black "tarry" feces associated with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. This is such a concerning sign, that even if it is something else, which it might be, you have to be checked out for upper GI bleeding. Weight Watchers is a good idea; I don't think it has anything to do with eating fish. See you doctor ASAP for eval. Good wishes. ...Read more

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For three days i cough and feel a slight preasure i think between the anus and testicle area. Not pain! I've had 3-5 bowel movements these last3 days?

For three days i cough and feel a slight preasure i think between the anus and testicle area. Not pain! I've had 3-5 bowel movements these last3 days?

What is the question: If you have a significant change in the frequency and character of your stools that lasts beyond 4-5 days would see a doctor. There are issues that could conceivably create the type of pressure sensations in the perineum (the area in question), but it would require an exam and perhaps some testing to work out. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 1yr ago last three days I've been having Lots of green and watery bowel movements lots of pain in the upper abdomen. ?

I had my gallbladder removed 1yr ago last three days I've been having Lots of green and watery bowel movements lots of pain in the upper abdomen. ?

Probably not related: If, after your gallbladder removal one year ago, your GI tract was functioning normally, then the current symptoms are more likely related to some type of gastroenteritis. Start with clear liquids and if tolerated, progress to soft, bland foods, such as toast, broth, apples, bananas, and rice. Avoid caffeine, fatty foods, and alcohol. If this persists for more than a few days, see your MD. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt every morning? I make several bowel movements every morning and I vomit every three days.

Need more testing: Those symptoms require more testing. Ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, gall bladder disorders, etc. Can all cause symptoms but more focused testing is necessary. ...Read more

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The Internet never agrees on this. Do you really need to have one to three bowel movements daily? Ever since reading that, I get stressed if I dont go

The Internet never agrees on this. Do you really need to have one to three bowel movements daily? Ever since reading that, I get stressed if I dont go

Relax: If you eat a well balanced, low fat, high fiber diet, drink lots of water, get moderate exercise and avoid medicines that slow down your bowels, like narcotics, you will be fine. Don't get caught up in the number of bowel movements someone else says you "should" have. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more