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Is It Normal To Have Bowel Movement After Iui
I had an iui and a few hours later had to strain to have a bowel movement. Could some of the sperm have been pushed out of the uterus with straining.
Intrauterine insemination (iui) is where fresh or frozen partner or donor sperm is prepared or 'washed' to increase the sperm quality then gently injected through your cervix after a speculum exam, like a pap smear exam. It should be painless or cause mild cramping only. Iui helps with mild to moderate sperm problems. Iui preparations should have at least 2 million moving ...Read more
Yes: Some people have bms several times a day, some once a day, some once every couple days. The key is consistence in frequency and form. ...Read more
I've taken 300ml of citromag (a purgative used before a colonoscopy) 4 hours ago and still haven't produced a bowel movement. Is this normal?
Might need more time: Drink a full glass of water every hour. Wait a little longer. If still not working, contact your doctor for instructions. ...Read more
My 7 month old hasn t had a bowel movement for 10 days is this normal? Last time 2 times were a 9 days, then a week. Both times we did suppository
Contact your: Pediatrician. Your baby should be evaluated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal for 1 bowel movement have different colors it such as various shades of brown. Also isn't it normal to have a slight red from what u eat?
Colorful BMs: It is not abnormal for foods to change color of bms. First time mothers can tell the story of the purple red bms their babies had from beets that they rushed them to the dr about. Dark black color or bms laced with dark black, see you dr asap as this may be blood indicating a more serious problem. Slight red could indicate hemorrhoid bleeding or local irritation. But see your dr to be sure. ...Read more
My 9 dy old last bowel movement was yesterday @ 11 am, he hasn't had one since only wet diapers. Is this normal? Should I be worry? What should I do?
Formula fed?: Don't poop as often as breast fed, don't worry unless not urinating at least 6x per day. ...Read more
I only have a bowel movement once out twice a week. I've just recently asked someone their opinion and they said it wasn't normal. Any idea the cause?
Probably normal.: Some people have bm only once or twice per week. If this has been your normal pattern and you have no real symptoms no one but your doc can tell you it is not normal. Note to self, do not ask strangers for medical advice. ...Read more
I didn't have my morning bowel movement & last night I had one that was like pebbles but not hard. Are these changes normal? I'm going through anxiety
Brain, gut connected: You have nerves that connect your brain w/ your gut. Under chronic stress, you can have delayed gastric emptying & increased activity of the colon which may explain why you have small BMs. External or internal stressors which can lead to anxiety can also cause inflammation of the gut. ...Read more
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
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.
It's a thick, clumpy, white discharge. It doesn't have a fishy smell but it's not a normal smell. Most noticeable in toilet after bowel movement?
Mucus with stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, ; even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies ; probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more
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?
Is that regular to have 1 bowel movement daily? Sometime I don't have bm at all throughtout the day, is that normal? I also eat plenty fiber and water
Normal: That is normal. Not having a bowel movement daily can be normal as well. Your goal is to have a bowel movement that is soft, and easy to pass. It doesn't matter if it occurs daily or every other day. Continue with the fluids and fiber. Natural sources of fiber as fresh fruits and vegetables are the best. ...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
Not everyday: If you have been having 5 bowel movements regularly for days to weeks, go see your doctor. There can be underlying causes of this if it is chronic. However, if you ate something spoiled and this has been occurring a day or two, it can be due to that but you need to make sure you don't become dehydrated. ...Read more
Brief: I recommend to my patients they should do their business on the toilet and move on, meaning minutes. One should not dawdle to read etc. As this predisposes to rectal issues such as hemorrhoids. ...Read more
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
Don't eat lots but haven't had a bowel movement for almost 3 days now. Is this an issue? Can't be normal?
Constipation: While there can be a lot of variability on how frequent someone poops, at the 3 day mark, it sounds like you're constipated. You should focus on staying hydrated, increasing your fiber intake, keep active and consider an over the counter laxative like Senna. If you start developing abdominal pain and nausea/vomiting seek an urgent evaluation to make sure there is no obstruction going on. ...Read more
I normally have a bowel movement once a week but I have not been for nearly 3 weeks, I don't have the urge to go either. What should I do?
Go to your Doctor:
You very well may need to retrain your colon to empty it of the waste. This situation you describe is abnormal and in no way representative of good health.
Your doctor may put you on a treatment or get you in to the gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Probably: If you have to rush to the bathroom or your bowel movements are loose or associated with abdominal cramping, it's not normal. If you have normal, formed bowel movements soon after eating a meal, it's normal. People who eat a lot of fiber - fruits, vegetables, and whole grains - often will have normal bowel movements after they eat. This is actually very healthy. ...Read more
Following conditions may cause burning in anus
4eating spicy hot food
5cancer of rectum/anus
so I will recommend get it checked. ...Read more
Varies with feed: Your newborn should have an initial tarry poo within the first 24hrs. This signals that all the plumbing is hooked up. After primary clean out the pattern depends a lot on the feed. Bf kids can make a smear every feed or one giant poo every week or so.Formula fed kids tend to go at least daily. If the kid is quiet & seems ok I wouldn't be concerned. If babies fussy, it may or may not be an issue. ...Read more
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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