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Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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Is it normal to have to poop more often when on you're period?

Is it normal to have to poop more often when on you're period?

Let me explain: It is common for women to poop a lot during their period because of hormone level changes. The hormones that signal the release of the lining of the uterus also signal the gastro system; making your bowels move more. This is also why girls commonly have excessive gas during their period. ...Read more

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Poop a lot during period is it normal?

Poop a lot during period is it normal?

It sounds: Like it's normal for you. The colon and uterus are in close proximity, anatomical variation, prostaglandins involved in uterine contractions, among other things, may contribute. Consider the pill to regulate and diminish cycle, I get it helps. ...Read more

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Is having to poop a lot normal during your period?

Is having to poop a lot normal during your period?

Can be: Colon has estrogen receptors so can be affected by hormonal changes during the month. ...Read more

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Sexually active. Missed period aprox three months back, had a normal light cycle. Now I have taken four tests, all negative. I'm having frequent poops,?

Sexually active. Missed period aprox three months back, had a normal light cycle. Now I have taken four tests, all negative. I'm having frequent poops,?

Don't understand: Have you missed a period since you had the light cycle? When did you take the home pregnancy tests in relation to a missed or late cycle. Please re-ask and clarify this. ...Read more

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Been having cramps. 3days after my period. When I poop I have spotting...Is this normal. Need answers?

Irregular bleeding is  one of the most common problems Obgyns treat.: If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections &  hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do  a home pregnancy test.   there are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have been having chills (with no fever), pooping a lot, hot flashes, and now I'm nauseous. I'm scheduled to start my period in a couple days, normal?

I have been having chills (with no fever), pooping a lot, hot flashes, and now I'm nauseous. I'm scheduled to start my period in a couple days, normal?

Virus: A viral gastroenteritis is likely and this usually runs its course in several days without specific treatment except light diet, rest, adequate fluids including room temperature, flat ginger ale and Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. Kaopectate helps control diarrhea. See your Physician if symptoms persist longer than a few more days. ...Read more

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I just saw my poop, & its normal light brown color, but there are a few black specks in it. Is this a bad emergency? Stomach bleeding? I'm on my period.

I just saw my poop, & its normal light brown color, but there are a few black specks in it. Is this a bad emergency? Stomach bleeding? I'm on my period.

Not emergency: Small black specks are more likely to be something eaten and undigested. If you have a stomach bleed the stool would have a more uniform black color. However do you have pain? Are you on Aspirin etc things that could cause upper GI bleed. If this continues see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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On my period for 4 days But this time I have had green liquid poop, pains in my stomach and I have been feeling sick! Is this normal?

On my period for 4 days But this time I have had green liquid poop, pains in my stomach and I have been feeling sick! Is this normal?

? Gastroenteritis: Most cases of viral gastroenteritis are mild, self-limited, and not life threatening. These resolve on their own with supportive care (drink fluids to prevent dehydration, eat moderately as tolerated, as needed analgesia). In special cases (newborns, elderly, debilitated) hospitalization may be required to provide IV fluids and to support co-morbid medical conditions. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant. Period-like cramps where underwear waistband rests under belly, urge to poop but unable. Normal? What can help?

6 weeks pregnant. Period-like cramps where underwear waistband rests under belly, urge to poop but unable. Normal? What can help?

Constipated: You may be constipated. Or it may just be your uterus growing and pushing on your rectum. Increase your fluids. Use a stool softener and see your OB ...Read more

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I am on the 2nd day of period n the stool is half brown n half tarry is tat normal?? Plz help

I am on the 2nd day of period n the stool is half brown n half tarry is tat normal?? Plz help

Tarry Black Stools?: Please clarify if your stools include a black tarry color, and if is persisting. If so, you should be evaluated asap to insure that is not due to an upper GI bleed. If stool is just a mixture between light and dark brown, then probably not clinically significant. If you take a lot of ibuprofen / naproxen, or drink excessive alcohol, that could increase your risk of an upper GI bleed. ...Read more

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Week 1: period & watery poo. Week 2: soft poo. Week 3: hard poo. Week 4: rock-hard poo. This repeats every month. Normal?

Week 1: period & watery poo. Week 2: soft poo. Week 3: hard poo. Week 4: rock-hard poo. This repeats every month. Normal?

Hormone related: What you describe is likely hormone related. Sometimes in the GYN world, it can be a symptom of endometriosis. If it is painless, then it is likely nothing. Otherwise have your GYN check you. ...Read more

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My vagina and sometimes my anus hole hurt when I'm on my period. Is this normal? Should I be worried?

My vagina and sometimes my anus hole hurt when I'm on my period. Is this normal? Should I be worried?

Not normal: Please see your gyn or your mother's gyn if u do not have a gyn yet as you may have a retroverted uterus or you may have other conditions like endometrioiss, your gyn will be able to tell what the problem is. ...Read more

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Is normal for blood to come out of your anus during your period?

Is normal for blood to come out of your anus during your period?

No. See MD: Menstrual blood is uterine/vaginal. Rectal blood is something and somewhere else. At your age, likely hemorrhoidal. Bowel habit can change with menstruall cycle. See md. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get loose stool after your period ends?

Is it normal to get loose stool after your period ends?

Yes: The hormones of a menstrual cycle can definitely cause changes in your gastrointestinal tract as well. Most commonly causing loose stools, more frequent stools, and even diarrhea. If you have a fever or if loose stools persist for more than 3-4 days, see a doctor. Otherwise, completely normal. ...Read more

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