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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. Im having frequent poops,?

Sexually active. Missed period aprox three months back, had a normal light cycle. Now i have taken four tests, all negative. Im 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. Im 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. Im 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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