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Is It Normal To Have An Increase In Bowel Movement During Second Trimester
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
No: I wouldn't say that it's normal to have uncontrolled bowel movements. There can definitely be a lot more pressure on the rack them in the third trimester due to the position of the babies head. Definitely mom's express that they feel like they don't have as much time to get to the bathroom. Uncontrolled implies loss of sphincter control or an autonomic nerve problem discuss with your doctor in greater detail. ...Read more
Stool straining?: Are you straining(Valsalva maneuver) at the stool to have a bowel movement? If so, it could be hemorrhoids as an alternative to vaginal spotting. If you are doing the Valsalva maneuver regularly, it may also be producing the vaginal spotting as well. Constipation is quite common during pregnancy and your OB MD can give you advice about solutions when he/she is seen at an appointment. ...Read more
Pain in lower left side before bowel movement. Pain usually goes away during movement. This didn't start until few days after I was diagnosed with a 5.5cm cyst on my right (opposite side) ovary. The bowel movements aren't runny or hard just normal consis
Always feel faint during and after having a bowel movement. It doesn't get better until I lie down or sometime not at all. What causes it? B/P Normal.
Valsalva maneuver: Straining at defecation causes an abrupt drop in bp. Although you note that your BP is "normal", it's the fall in BP that causes dizziness and it's likely that yours falls with valsalva (straining) as does everyone's. Your lactose intolerance and IBS may have caused some volume contraction - you can counteract this by pushing fluids and liberalizing your salt intake. Good luck! ...Read more
"Spastic Colon": Used to be the "nametag" applied to what we now know is IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome" and that's what your stools sound like. Dry "pebble like" stools, mucous and "ribbon like" stools (spastic contraction of bowel) This is a "diagnosis of EXCLUSION" that is , more serious conditions need to be ruled out. See your doctor who may recommend a Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Is it normal for a hemorrhoid to get really big then bleed out during a bowel movement. And then start process over again? Mine keeps going that.
Yes: yes it is possible. Have it checked although preferably when it is obvious ! ...Read more
5 year passes chunks of mucus during bowel movement. Only today so far No other symptoms. She did have a cold that is just clearing. Is this a normal?
So it's been about 3 days and my symptoms are: tightness in anus, increased bowel movement (normal sometimes loose), achey tight feeling in anal area. What could be wrong?
2mo, very smelly gas, cried in pain during latest bowel movement. It looked normal except smelly also, thick like peanut butter. Should I worry?
Breast feed: Continue to breastfeed even during the illness. If the baby is formula fed and has gastroenteritis switching formula to a non lactose based formula may be indicated.If there any signs of dehydration such as fewer wet diapers, dry lips, a visit to your pediatrician is suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal: You normally should not be straining or pushing during bowel movements. If you are having pain as well, you may have an anal fissure. This is a crack in the anal opening. Can be painful and also make anus feel very tight. You may need a doctor for this. Try adding fiber and fluids, and soaking in warm water with epsom salts. If you have bleeding or pain worsens, see a doctor. ...Read more
No varicoceles but my right side testicular veins swell when during bowel movement and back to the normal after 10 mins? What the reason?
Normal: If you mean the veins on the scrotum (the sac that contains the testes) they can fill up without any pathology. Increased pressure inside the abdomen, such as during straining, can make them more visible at times ...Read more
My scrotum and penis shrinks during and after bowel movement. It takes hours to come back to normal.
Need urology consult: It could be the after effect of surgical intervention. Pl follow up with urologist. Best of luck. ...Read more
Does having sharp pain while pushing during bowel movement normal? it only happens during period. the pain is different from my cramp.
Probably normal: Need to know where pain is located - is it abdominal or rectal? Suspect that it is normal but need to know more about the pain. ...Read more
Since falling pregnant my bowel movements have been odd i will do one normal poo during the morning and a thinner one during the day is this normal?
Can be: The uterus sits right next to the colon, near the rectum. During menstruation the uterus can cause cramping as it contracts. Organs that are close by may be affected, causing pain/cramping with bm's too. There should not be blood, mucous, etc. In the stool - that would not be normal. ...Read more
Is it normal that after worm treatment (when I took 8 pills a day) my bowel movements increased to 6 a day. I pooped that many times with a quick need?
Can be side effect: Loose stools or increased frequency of bowel movements can be a side effect of mebendazole, a common treatment for intestinal parasites such as worms. Side effects that continue beyond a week after the end of treatment with mebendazole should be discussed with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
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