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Is it normal to have an increase in bowel movement during second trimester?

Is it normal to have an increase in bowel movement during second trimester?

Depends on person.: Lots of women actually get constipated during pregnancy, exacerbated by hemorrhoids. An increase in bowel movements isn't necessarily a cause for alarm or something abnormal. ...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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Is it normal to have uncontrolled bowel movements in your third trimester? If so, why?

Is it normal to have uncontrolled bowel movements in your third trimester? If so, why?

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

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Vaginal spotting with bowel movements first trimester?

Vaginal spotting with bowel movements first trimester?

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

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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.

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

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Is it normal for your stool to go from round to flat together during a bowel movement?

Is it normal for your stool to go from round to flat together during a bowel movement?

"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

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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?

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?

Mucous in stool: Non-bloody, transient passage of mucous in the stool is usually of little concern. However, prolonged symptoms, bloody stools (hematochezia), fever, vomiting and weight loss in combination is NOT normal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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2mo, very smelly gas, cried in pain during latest bowel movement. It looked normal except smelly also, thick like peanut butter. Should I worry?

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 more

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Why does my left scrotum swell prior and during bowel movement and then return to normal?

Why does my left scrotum swell prior and during bowel movement and then return to normal?

HERNIA: This is not normal and so there is no obvious answer to your question. It sounds like you have a big inguinal hernia and need to be examined by a medical professional. ...Read more

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I sometimes have clear penile discharge when straining during a bowel movement, is this normal?

I sometimes have clear penile discharge when straining during a bowel movement, is this normal?

Clear OK: It is likely from the bm pushing against your prostate on its way out and is normal. If changes color / volume / odor or becomes painful, then be concerned. ...Read more

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Is it normal to push during bowel movement? And pain as well?

Is it normal to push during bowel movement? And pain as well?

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

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No varicoceles but my right side testicular veins swell when during bowel movement and back to the normal after 10 mins? What the reason?

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

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My scrotum and penis shrinks during and after bowel movement. It takes hours to come back to normal.

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

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More bowel movements during period, is this normal?

It is likely: People can sometimes experience loose sttols and diarrhea during the first or second day of their menstrual cycle. These are brought about by hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain with bowel movements during a couple of days in menstruation?

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

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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?

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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Several bowel movements during ovulation, is this normal?

Several bowel movements during ovulation, is this normal?

Can be: Around the time of ovulation, you produce chemicals call prostaglandins (among others). One of the side effects of prostaglandins can be diarrhea. ...Read more

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Recently I have experienced white liquid discharge from penis during bowel movements. I am quite worried about that. Is it normal?

Recently I have experienced white liquid discharge from penis during bowel movements. I am quite worried about that. Is it normal?

No: This is not normal it could be several things even it could be a tract tunneling from your intestine to the urethra tube in your penis. Consult a urologist in person for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Upset tummy as in a lot of bowel movements during period time before and just after. Is this normal and I's there reason for this?

Upset tummy as in a lot of bowel movements during period time before and just after. Is this normal and I's there reason for this?

Yes: If this is normall what occurs with your cycles then this is how your body reacts to the hormones, prostaglandins, with your cycle. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks Pregnant and have a ruptured ovarian cyst I have lots of brown discharge and I'm scared is this normal I have pain during bowel movements?

I am 5 weeks Pregnant and have a ruptured ovarian cyst I have lots of brown discharge and I'm scared is this normal I have pain during bowel movements?

Call you OB provider: The brown discharge could be old blood or infection and needs to be addressed. If the cyst that ruptured is your corpus luteum, you may need progesterone supplementation as well. The bowel movement pain may or may not be related. IT could just be constipation which is common in pregnancy. ...Read more

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2w old girl fussy and gassy breastfed/supplemented. Pediatrician changed to soy formula. Normal Bowel movements only during rectal stimulation worried?

2w old girl fussy and gassy breastfed/supplemented. Pediatrician changed to soy formula. Normal Bowel movements only during rectal stimulation worried?

Don't worry: First, if at all possible to just breast feed and not supplement formula at all would be best for fussy/gassy infant. Human milk is for human babies. You'll make enough if she feeds from you regularly. Next, it's ok to do rectal stimulation for a little while if that how she can relax her sphincter. MANY babies squeeze their sphincters instead of relaxing it, and then grunt and cry. Normal! ...Read more

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What could cause stomach cramps, softened stool, increase in bowel movements, some vomiting, with no fever, and no change in diet? I'm asking in regards to my 6 year old daughter. This has been going on for about a week and a half. She normally has a bowel

What could cause stomach cramps, softened stool, increase in bowel movements, some vomiting, with no fever, and no change in diet? I'm asking in regards to my 6 year old daughter. This has been going on for about a week and a half. She normally has a bowel

This: This sounds like a mild case of gastroenteritis (stomach flu or food poisoning). The symptoms usually resolve in about a week or so. The key is to maintain hydration and eat a bland diet until the symptoms subside. If more than a week goes by without resolution, she has a persistent fever, or you notice blood, mucus, or parasites in the stool you should bring her to a doctor right away. Otherwise, she should be a lilttle better everyday. ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed 3 days ago but now have pain in the kidney area, is that normal? I haven't had a bowel movement yet either.

I had my appendix removed 3 days ago but now have pain in the kidney area, is that normal? I haven't had a bowel movement yet either.

You need to be seen: This is not normal. You should call your doctor and if not available be seen today to have urine checked and examine your abdomen. Get well! ...Read more

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I have gained almost 20 lbs in 4 months. I am 48. Havnt had a period in 5 months. I haven't had a normal bowel movement since all this started. Pls?

I have gained almost 20 lbs in 4 months. I am 48. Havnt had a period in 5 months. I haven't had a normal bowel movement since all this started. Pls?

I am assuming: You have eliminated PREGNANCY!

Sure sound like that's your "problem"
If NOT a Complete Physical evaluation including some GI testing is indicated!

Hope this helps!
DR Z ...Read more

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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