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Recovering a little from incomplete bowel movements, but bad breath wont go away, even when not constipated, would this work golden seal 500mg ?

Recovering a little from incomplete bowel movements, but bad breath wont go away, even when not constipated, would this work golden seal 500mg ?

Bad Breath from....: I am a dentist and not a physician or gastroenterologist so i can only speak from that standpoint. There are many reasons for bad breath, both dental and medical. Poor oral hygiene is by far the biggest cause of bad breath. See this site for some possibilities, but also discuss your symptoms\issues with your physician. http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.com/fresh-breath-control.htm. ...Read more

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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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How long would I have to take probiotic yogurt, if I have incomplete bowel movements. (not constipation) is there anything else i can do to help?

How long would I have to take probiotic yogurt, if I have incomplete bowel movements. (not constipation) is there anything else i can do to help?

Forever: Probiotic yoghurt is pasteurized. The bacteria are dead due to that. Take probiotics seperately .The yoghurt is a waste and a marketing ploy unless you , make your own from your own live cultures. ...Read more

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Started 1mg Ativan for sleep now constipated/incomplete bowel movements. Can this be from the Ativan? Will this go away? Already take probiotics.

Started 1mg Ativan for sleep now constipated/incomplete bowel movements.  Can this be from the Ativan? Will this go away? Already take probiotics.

Stress?, or more...?: Stress can take its toll on sleep quality as well as gut function. However, constipation (particularly if persistent) has many organic causes that warrant evaluation. Don't hesitate to seek care, especially if there is unexplained weigh loss, fever, abdominal pain +/- tenderness, blood in stool, inadequate response to fiber supplementation/fluid intake...you get the picture. ...Read more

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Hi, im a teenager and for a while i've been having incomplete bowel movements and a swollen anus. But no bleeding, could this be hemorrhoids or not?

Hi, im a teenager and for a while i've been having incomplete bowel movements and a swollen anus. But no bleeding, could this be hemorrhoids or not?

Yes, possibly: Sounds like simple constipation (eating your fruits and vegetables?) with straining causing engorgement of your external hemorrhoids, thus no bleeding (yet!). Try more fiber, more water, some exercise and stool softeners also might be helpful. If this problem persists beyond these simple measures, discuss it with your health provider. ...Read more

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Can being anxious about bowel movements make them worse? Tense muscles and create a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying?

Can being anxious about bowel movements make them worse? Tense muscles and create a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying?

Anxiety and BMs: Anxiety can certainly affect the passage of bowel movements. Young women with anxiety can suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction which results in the incomplete passage of bowel movements. Pelvic floor dysfunction results from contracting those muscles you should be relaxing, and vice versa. ...Read more

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Multiple bowel movements with a sense of incomplete evacuation. Is this a serious problem? What do I do?

Multiple bowel movements with a sense of incomplete evacuation. Is this a serious problem? What do I do?

See GI: At 37yo with your symptoms, it is best to see a GI dr. And get an evaluation with a possible colonoscopy to see why your bowels have changed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is the feeling of an incomplete bowel movement a symptom of prostate issues?

Is the feeling of an incomplete bowel movement a symptom of prostate issues?

Bowel vs Prostate: Usually the prostate problems cause retention of urine or disorders or urination but the sensation of incomplete bowel evacuation may be related to colon problems. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Constipated but still have small bowel movements with a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Could I be impacted?

Possible : You could check yourself with a glove to find out . Try NaturalCalmcan get on internet it's a magnesium product you can titrate till you pass the lumps . Be sure they come out because diarrhea will pass an obstruction . Then when clean you cN back odd untilyou have banana shaped stool without straining ...Read more

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What causes incomplete bowel movement? My morning poop is always only 90 percent evacuated. Any OTC things I can do?

What causes incomplete bowel movement?  My morning poop is always only 90 percent evacuated. Any OTC things I can do?

Incomplete: First have a rectal examination to rule out any mechanical disorders or rectal growths. If none, try inserting a rectal glycerin suppository prior to your BM. If no help, insert a dulcolax suppository. You could administer a fleets enema if necessary. A proctologist can instruct you on exercises to strengthen your anorectal musculature. ...Read more

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Loud gurgling sounds in abdomen, had a small bowel movement and felt incomplete and still loud gurgling and now I'm panicking that something serious!

Loud gurgling sounds in abdomen, had a small bowel movement and felt incomplete and still loud gurgling and now I'm panicking that something serious!

Not likely. Constant: intestinal muscle waves of contraction, back & forth, called peristalsis, under both brain & local control, is what mixes the ~7 liters/day of water excreted from blood stream into intestines to mix with food into a thin watery soup; the motion both mixing digestive enzymes with/break-down food molecules & constantly changing intestinal wall exposure for selective absorption. Air in water gurgles. ...Read more

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No pains, general feel ok, healthy diet, 1.5l of water a day, no on meds, no drus.Bowel movements every day but incomplete emptying. Can it be cancer?

No pains, general feel ok, healthy diet, 1.5l of water a day, no on meds, no drus.Bowel movements every day but incomplete emptying. Can it be cancer?

Yes: Short answer: yes. I'm not sure what you mean by incomplete emptying. However, colon, rectal, or anal cancer cannot be answer by an online forum. If you are having bowel issues you need to see a gastroenterologist (GI) for evaluation and likely a colonoscopy to determine what the issue is. There are other issues that may not be cancer as well. ...Read more

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Can intake of excess sugar in diet,cause issue of incomplete bowel evacuation[ve regular bowel movement]bu ,have to use glycerine suppository regular?

Can intake of excess sugar in diet,cause issue of incomplete bowel evacuation[ve regular bowel movement]bu ,have to use glycerine suppository regular?

No: but it could worsen your risk of diabetes, especially if you are obese. You could also have an underactive thyroid or an anorectal problem. You should probably have this symptom evaluated with an exam, and cut way back on sugar for your overall health. ...Read more

Defecation (Definition)

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Bowel (Definition)

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